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Old 17-02-2013, 01:00 PM
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HI im want to know which is the best reptile to start off with for a beginner?
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Old 17-02-2013, 01:18 PM
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HI im want to know which is the best reptile to start off with for a beginner?
What do you want is the answer to your question ?

Anything can be great for a beginner as long as the proper research is done
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Old 17-02-2013, 01:23 PM
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Oh ok, i have been reading up on Lepoard gecko's and beareded dragons.

So im torn between the 2,
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Oh ok, i have been reading up on Lepoard gecko's and beareded dragons.

So im torn between the 2,
ok so its a lizard your after then, that narrow it down a little bit.

do you want a nocturnal lizard ?
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Old 17-02-2013, 01:36 PM
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To be honest no, i want something i can handle through the day, which will be lively, and interesting. So im guessing a gecko is out of the window lol
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It depends on what you're interested in but also what you can accommodate and how much money and time you're willing to spend. Handleability (if that's a word?) is also a big one that affects most people's choice.
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To be honest no, i want something i can handle through the day, which will be lively, and interesting. So im guessing a gecko is out of the window lol
in that case a beardie out of the two is a better choice, as Vgorst said what size housing can you have ? how much time and money can you invest ?

There are a lot of species that are great out there. Dont let people corner you into the so called "beginner" species, if they are not something you dont have a high interest in you will soon regret buying them.
Spot and monstervivs like this.
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Well, i work part time so have plenty of time on my hands, I have £390 save up so far, so money is no matter. But im interested in Something i can handle and have hours of fun an relax when watching it. My partner is wanting a dragon as they are very interesting to look at and watch.
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Well, i work part time so have plenty of time on my hands, I have £390 save up so far, so money is no matter. But im interested in Something i can handle and have hours of fun an relax when watching it. My partner is wanting a dragon as they are very interesting to look at and watch.
True beardies are very interesting creatures (I have a few) but can spend a lot of time doing nothing.

Have you thought about Ackies ?? these are great dwarf monitor lizards and are always on the go very intelligent creatures
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There's a fair few agama's you can get (that are handleable) if you can provide them to space. Beardies are the obvious one as Bradley said, but you could also look into Rankins, orange spotted agama, uromastyx, and some lacertids.
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