Found 21st Feb 2012
Are they messy/hard work?
Fun? Loving?

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

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Dogs are better.

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You are sick orca

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.

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hamsterpig

If you want a lizard start off with a Leopard Gecko, not messy or hard … 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?

Banned

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.

Orcinus_orca

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" 21st Feb 2012

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" 21st Feb 2012

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are they expensive to keep.

weekly costs?

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.

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Paddy_o_furniture

Beardies food is about £10 a week, plus your supplements (last for ages), … 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?

Orcinus_orca

thanks:)I would feel bad about them being lonely all the time though. … 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.

sickly sweet

Dogs are better.



And cats

Some of the members on here have their own dragons at home

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!

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).

This would look good in a tank, perched on a branch...

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What the OP is trying to say is can he sell it to America if he doesn't like it

Why don't you try an axolti .... Thats what i want ...... there easy to mainltain

Depends, do they like peanut butter?

if you want something that will lick peanut butter off your balls . Try a dog , my dog never leaves anything

IF YOU DONT WANT THE BOTHER OR THE MESS IM SURE ALL OF THESE EXOTIC CREATURES WOULD BE HAPPY NOT TO BE LIVEING IN GLASS CAGES OR PENS OR WHATEVER THEY ARE KEPT IN ANDWOULD PREFARE BE ROAMING FREE IN THE PLACE THEY BELONG IN THEIR NATURAL WORLD HUMANS HAVE TOO MANY RIGHTS REMOVEING SUCH BEAUTIFUL CREATURES FROM FROM THEIR HABITAT, UNLESS OF COURSE THE ANIMAL IS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES, AND THEN ITS USUALLY THROUGH MANKINDS GREED ONCE AGAIN.

tryer

IF YOU DONT WANT THE BOTHER OR THE MESS IM SURE ALL OF THESE EXOTIC … IF YOU DONT WANT THE BOTHER OR THE MESS IM SURE ALL OF THESE EXOTIC CREATURES WOULD BE HAPPY NOT TO BE LIVEING IN GLASS CAGES OR PENS OR WHATEVER THEY ARE KEPT IN ANDWOULD PREFARE BE ROAMING FREE IN THE PLACE THEY BELONG IN THEIR NATURAL WORLD HUMANS HAVE TOO MANY RIGHTS REMOVEING SUCH BEAUTIFUL CREATURES FROM FROM THEIR HABITAT, UNLESS OF COURSE THE ANIMAL IS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES, AND THEN ITS USUALLY THROUGH MANKINDS GREED ONCE AGAIN.




What are you on about? Most lizards kept as pets have been bred in captivity, and wouldn't survive 5 minutes in the wild. Far better they go to someone who's willing to give them a bit of time, and a lot of love, than to set them free to be eaten up by the first thing that comes along.

Oh, and I think you might have left your caps lock key on. Maybe.
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