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I am looking to fill my tank with either Lizards or Amphibians but I am not sure what would be best suited or what will be more fun/less stressful.

I have a 100x40x40 (40x16x16) and I have absolutly no equipment and I know that I may have to fork out a few quid to get the tank fully kitted up to Lizard standards. I have a little experience with lizards, but not much. I would like something that is fairly tameable, but a bit of nipping at first isn't a problem (I expect it!). I would also like it to be fairly active inside its enclosure as I like to watch them mosey along and do their thing. If I could have a pair in a tank this size it would be a bonus!

Any suggestions and specific care sheets would be great!
 

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Are you bothered about being able to handle the lizard? The Stenodactylus species might be worth a look if you're just wanting to observe and not handle. Think some/most of these are happy to be housed in small groups.

Amphibian Care >> Dwarf Sand Gecko (Stenodactylus species) Care

Never kept them myself but they look like active, interesting little lizards
 

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Thanks for that! I had never heard of the Dwarf Sand Gecko. They look quite good actually. I think that for the moment it is a choice between the Leopard Gecko and tha Dwarf Sand Gecko. Any other suggestions would be great though :lol2:
 

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is it a 'tank' i.e aquarium or is it a viv? i only say because lizards dont like it when you come in from above and pick them up like you would in an aquarium.

a few good things to think about when you want a lizard is theese....

Rainforest or Desert
Active in the day or at night
What kind of size
if they tolerate handling
insectivore or herbivore

there a few different things you can consider to help you find a lizard to suit you :2thumb:
 

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perhaps a tokay gecko if you want observation but then again they would bite you and arent the most tameable. But i like them :p

Leo's, aint your thing, bearded dragons perhaps, crested geckos are beautiful, chinese water dragon though they get kinda big
 

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Thanks to everyone who has given suggestions and advice! I think i'm 99% sure we'll get a Rankin Dragon though :2thumb:

Any other suggestions are still appreciated, I wont be buying the Lizard until I have everything needed and a steady temp/humidity anyway.
 

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Thanks to everyone who has given suggestions and advice! I think i'm 99% sure we'll get a Rankin Dragon though :2thumb:

Any other suggestions are still appreciated, I wont be buying the Lizard until I have everything needed and a steady temp/humidity anyway.
good man ;) thinking ahead
 

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Oh bugger! Now I'm torn between Rankin and Collared :lol2: Rankins seem tamer but Collared seem more active! Which one would you chose? Any other suggestions will be appreciated.

Even if I am sure of what I want! I thought that a Rankin Dragon was for me and I instantly fell in love with the Collared Lizard. And it runs arouns on 2 legs! Best quality in any reptile that I have ever heard of! :no1:

Thanks so much everyone. I'm definitely getting closer to the perfect Lizard :D
 

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I would suggest you think about taking on any animal without even researching or having a clue what you want?why do you want any of these creatures,cause you have a spare tank that isn't even suited to them?please think first.
 
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Oh bugger! Now I'm torn between Rankin and Collared :lol2: Rankins seem tamer but Collared seem more active! Which one would you chose? Any other suggestions will be appreciated.

Even if I am sure of what I want! I thought that a Rankin Dragon was for me and I instantly fell in love with the Collared Lizard. And it runs arouns on 2 legs! Best quality in any reptile that I have ever heard of! :no1:

Thanks so much everyone. I'm definitely getting closer to the perfect Lizard :D
Haha yeah I was like this when I was deciding like the person says above me though have a look what each one requires this could be a massive factor when deciding, however I'm obviously biased towards rankins I have quite frankly fallen in love with mine
 

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i read an article about first time pets or pets that are good to venture into from even the experienced reptile keepers and they mentioned lizards like:
- wonder gecko, gargoyle gecko
- red headed agama, agamas
- skinks of all sorts
- basilisks, frilled dragons

theres alot just do the research
 
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