10-28-2012, 09:58 PM #1
Best Beginner Lizard/gecko/chameleon?
As the title says, what would you recomend as a good starter species be it gecko, chameleon or lizard?
As xmas is approaching I am hoping my parents would get me a small reptile of sorts, I have some experience with reptiles already as we have a hermanns tortoise. So temps, heat lamps, thermostats etc I am already used to deaing with.
I have a large storage area along from my dest that I was going to convert as a vivarium with some DIY. Its measurements are approx 18x20x18 lxdxh, so its almost square but slightly larger going from front to back.
Things I know I can get my hands on here, just from memory in lfs, is; chinese water dragons, leopard geckos, regular green chameleons, iguanas. I know the water dragons and iguana grow too big but that's just to give an idea of the range of things we can get here.
Snakes are totally out of the question
Last edited by ScottishFish; 10-28-2012 at 10:12 PM.My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
10-29-2012, 03:18 AM #2
I know a reptile-lover who swears by leopard geckos, though I have no personal experience with them.
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10-29-2012, 05:55 PM #3
Leopard Gecko all the way! We love ours and they require very little care.-Jordan
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10-29-2012, 06:15 PM #4
the easiest is probably a anole or leopard gecko. depends on the average conditions in your home. if your house is humid. go with the anole. if it's dry go with the leopard gecko.
a chameleon of any spaces is not a good starter lizard. they are easily stressed, expensive, have short life spans. and must have tightly controlled conditions. plus large cages compared to size.
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lot's of fish and aquatic themed art to be found. plus anime.
10-29-2012, 06:39 PM #5
Looks like leopard gecko it will beMy therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
10-29-2012, 06:42 PM #6
0Originally Posted by metal-otaku
Too bad you can't get a snake though. They're ideal.55 g Goldfish Tank - 5 Fancies, 2 Dojos
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10-29-2012, 09:05 PM #7