Q: how much maintnense/ care would a lizzard need
is a lizzard a low/medium care reptile
Aug 23, 2009
Lizards are not low maintenance. When my son was growing up, he wanted lizards. I started out by purchasing a curly tail from a local pet shop. The animal died within a few days. The pet shop owner had no clue as to how to really care for the animal. I contacted Brookfield Zoo to see if they had a herpetologist on staff or a vet that was knowledgeable about reptiles. They connected me with a vet who specialized in lizards. After a few lengthy conversations, I was finally able to set up a tank for a lizard. He had to have a hot rock, heat lamp, vitalite, specific diet and vitamins. Once we learned how to properly care for a lizard, it was not a problem. But each one is different. AGain, do your research.
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Aug 22, 2009
as the owner of dozens of reptiles and a lifelong owner of lizards, snakes, turtles, and tortoises, I can say with conviction that NO lizards are really low or medium care, unless and until you do PLENTY of research. Some of the easiest to learn about and then care for would be anoles, bearded dragons, and leopard geckos... but DO YOUR RESEARCH. These animals may be a little easier to care for than other lizards, but they are also easier to kill through neglecting any area of their care requirements..
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