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Q: how much maintnense/ care would a lizzard need

August 22, 2009 | By Slick | 4 answers | Expired: 1904 days ago

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is a lizzard a low/medium care reptile

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Judy M.
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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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Lauren D.
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Aug 22, 2009

We used to have bearded dragons and I would say that they are relatively low maintenance compared to other reptiles, definitely more chill than iguanas. The most labor intensive thing is their diet. They need live food when young, such as crickets, mealworms, and dragonfly larvae, which you can get at an exotic pet supply where you can get the lizards. This should supplement a daily veggie diet, romaine lettuce, mixed veggies, hibiscus flowers for treats. As they get older they need less protien and more veggies. You can use a catbox scoop to scoop their sand when it starts to get smelly. Make sure you have the right lighting and keep the temp warm enough and they are very easy otherwise.

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Ethel02
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Aug 22, 2009

No! reptiles are high maintenance, they need specialized care, & find an exotic animal Vet. before you get your pet, they are fragile.

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Sheltervt
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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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