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Alot of people say leos and cresteds , I know but I'm loking for a short lived cheap ,easy adn uncoplicated lizard to look after, it should be a relatively easy to tame lizard as well, also if its relatively cheap to buy the actual lizard that would be good aswell, thanks!
p.s. by uncomplicated i mean not 56 different types of vutamins clalcium 5 different types of heating lighting!
 

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buy a goldfish and give it to a bored kid if you want something short lived. One of the easiest lizards in my opinion is a leopard gecko but ours lived about 17years(at least)

why short lived. thats a very odd thing to request?
 

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try a rubber lizard...

seriously though buying a lizard is a commitment and you can't just get one cos they are 'cool' if you do not want to give it the care it needs...

leos are a great 'starter' lizard but they can live for 20 years average...they are an easily cared for lizard but they still take care/heating/feeding/supplements just like any other lizard.

i would re-think getting a lizard until you can give it everything it needs.
 

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she wasnt after something with no heating, just something with not too many types!

Miranda, if u want somenice lizards that are very interesting, i'd go for Anoles. They arent really handled much as they are very small and fast, they need a basking light and UV light and a tank with a bit of height to it. They make lovely pets and are really fun to watch :D
 

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Now your starting to think I am lazy , I have been thinking about getting a lizard/snake for 4 years! And I have the comitment, its just that I will be going to uni, and I believe it unfair to leave a lizard/snake to be cared for by someone perhaps unwilling and not get the proper attention.
 

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I think I'll get a rescue adult leo, that way I'm giving a home to an animal that needs it.
 

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I dont know why you dont think I wont be able to give the prper care! The only thing that stops me from getting a lizard is the age as i know that izards need commitment ,Your acting as If i have just suddenly decided that I want a lizard and that I would treat it as a toy! I cant believe some of you ! :x
 

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well...look at what you've asked!!! "i want a lizard that won't live long" and "i want a snake that won't live long" cause your lookin to leave for uni??? :roll: your askin people who have a passion therefore your getting "passionate answers" from the way you've come across it sounds like its an idea thats just "popped into your head!" be serious and think long and hard. :evil: if your 100% positive your gonna do a good job and do the best for an animal under your care then go for it... but if your concerned about the time you have... why go for specialist creatures that need specialist care? i know it sounds harsh but there are too many people who buy on a whimm and the animals suffer... it gives responsible herp keepers the bad press!!
 

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miranda ur 11, u have plenty of time to have pets without thinking of Uni lol. I go uni next year and I've made the choice to travel to a nearby uni everyday than go live there so i can stay at home with my pets. And u can live in private accomadation that might allow pets...
 

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Well because of the people that gave reasonable helpful answers , not those that just insulted and repeated what others had sadi, I am goiing ti perhaps buy a leo when I have finished uni. :)
 

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My parents are fine woth it, but for the sake of the lizard ill wait til ive finished uni.
 

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so are u saying my lizards suffer cuz im going to go to uni in september? what if u get a pet and something else happens, will u just get rid or will u work out a way to do ur best for them?
 

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No I'm not saying that your reptiles will suffer! I was sying that minemight ( if i had them) because i live in an area where there are no places which would look after them when I was away and my parents family wouldnt hae the time.I would work out a way thats best for them,for me the animal always comes first.
 

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well miranda, i think you have made the right decision...
Blazely miranda has noticed that the idea of a lizard is a big commitment... you have already specified you'l be travelling to and from Uni! (you are also alot older and possibly wiser AND you have experience) something miranda does not have...
 

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it's the kind of questions you asked..they usually point to someone that doesn't really care and just thinks a lizard would be a cool thing to have then when the fad wears off you cast it aside.

i don't think anyone is saying that you could/would not care for any lizard properly it is, as always, concern that motivates passionate answers.

i knew people that had reps when i was at uni and they were looked after fine..it's just that when at uni there are so many other things that sometimes your rep can be forgotten about...

leopard geckos are your best bet if you really want a lizard, if you want a snake get a corn snake (these are even easier to look after and usually very tame). personally would go for a cornsnake as they take a little less time and care then a lizard...

whatever you choose i'm sure you will do a fine job long as you read up on them... :)
 
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