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Are lizards good pets?

Orcinus_orcaOrcinus_orca

Are they messy/hard work?
Fun? Loving? (lol)

Im not into snakes but would like a lizard, what do you think?

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    sickly sweet
    Dogs are better.
    HUKDeLITE
    You are sick orca
    hamsterpig
    If you want a lizard start off with a Leopard Gecko, not messy or hard work.
    Would you be ok feeding live food to the lizard? crickets etc.
    jagtag
    Orcinus_orca
    hamsterpig
    If you want a lizard start off with a Leopard Gecko, not messy or hard work.
    Would you be ok feeding live food to the lizard? crickets etc.


    can't it just eat fruit/veg/chicken? or does it need to be insects?
    thenewyou
    Pets at home have them in locked glass cages so the only way you can get one from there is if you smash the glass and run out. Most places have lizards locked in glass cages so I suggest you go at night when it's shut and break in the back. You could try and find the keys but it's going to be hard. I guess you could risk smashing the glass in the day but the chances of getting caught are going to be high.

    Be careful.
    hamsterpig
    Orcinus_orca
    hamsterpig
    If you want a lizard start off with a Leopard Gecko, not messy or hard work.
    Would you be ok feeding live food to the lizard? crickets etc.


    can't it just eat fruit/veg/chicken? or does it need to be insects?


    Crickets,locusts and waxworms gecko's eat so no to the above.




    Edited By: hamsterpig on Feb 21, 2012 18:38
    Paddy_o_furniture
    Yes Lizards are easy to keep, providing you give them the correct lighting, heating, food (mostly insects, occasional pinky) and supplements.

    Edited By: Paddy_o_furniture on Feb 21, 2012 18:38
    Orcinus_orca
    are they expensive to keep.

    weekly costs?
    Paddy_o_furniture
    Orcinus_orca
    are they expensive to keep.

    weekly costs?

    Beardies food is about £10 a week, plus your supplements (last for ages), lighting and heating + a choice of substrate.
    Orcinus_orca
    Paddy_o_furniture
    Orcinus_orca
    are they expensive to keep.

    weekly costs?

    Beardies food is about £10 a week, plus your supplements (last for ages), lighting and heating + a choice of substrate.


    thanks:)

    I would feel bad about them being lonely all the time though. Could I get two in the same tank or would they try and kill one another? Do they prefer being alone?
    Paddy_o_furniture
    Orcinus_orca
    Paddy_o_furniture
    Orcinus_orca
    are they expensive to keep.

    weekly costs?

    Beardies food is about £10 a week, plus your supplements (last for ages), lighting and heating + a choice of substrate.


    thanks:)

    I would feel bad about them being lonely all the time though. Could I get two in the same tank or would they try and kill one another? Do they prefer being alone?

    You can get more than one living together, with beardies try to get either 2 females or a male and a female as 2 males will fight for dominance.
    Mine gets handled often and always has been, I feel safe enough with her to let my 4 year old man handle her.
    AJ73
    sickly sweet
    Dogs are better.


    And cats ;)
    benrussell
    Some of the members on here have their own dragons at home
    callum84
    Anyone thinking of getting a bearded dragon should do a lot of reading up on them. They can be easy to keep but when things go wrong they require alot of attention and money.
    First your setup needs to be spot on, that includes correct UV lighting and thermostaticaly controlled basking spot. temps need checked regularly with IR gun. 3ft viv minimum.
    Diet and supplements is crucial in the first year with livefood a must.
    Be prepared to have yearly fecal tests run by lab which cost around £40 and if beardie becomes ill you will need to find a vet for medication and run follow up fecal tests.
    It can quite easily turn into an expensive hobby!
    Leech
    I have 3 leopard geckos and they are super easy to look after and cheap to feed.

    I feed them gut loaded mealworms using tweezers (so you dont even need to touch the insects).
    CrazyHorses
    dtovey89
    What the OP is trying to say is can he sell it to America if he doesn't like it
    brock101
    Why don't you try an axolti .... Thats what i want ...... there easy to mainltain
    danmc
    Depends, do they like peanut butter?

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