Geckos are becoming more popular all the time as exotic pets. These reptiles are lizards, and there is no scarcity of them. There are nearly 1,500 species worldwide. The most popular for pets are the Crested Gecko and the Leopard Gecko, and others are becoming better known and more admired as well.
Iguanas are also temperamental when they're not handled on a regular basis, and they grow to be huge so you have to make sure you're always in control of the animal, and know it's warning signs when it has had enough of you. A tail whip to a child is not something you want to deal with. They're small and cute in the pet store, but remember that these guys grow up to 6 feet long (sometimes even longer). They also need an environment big enough to give them lots of space. The myth that keeping a reptile in a small tank stops it from growing large is completely wrong and will lead to either the death of the animal or to a pathetic painful existence. We're talking about giving up one of your bedrooms to turn it into a proper home for your iguana. Not ready to do this? Then move on to the next lizard.
Chameleon - Chameleons are cool. There isn't much else to say, but they're also quite difficult to keep. They need special requirements and can get very sick if they're not properly cared for. Leave this to the more experienced reptile owners. Bearded dragon - the most popular lizard kept as a pet, and for good reason. This is the best choice for a child. Anole - See above. Good for space, but children must see it as more of a "fish" and not a pet they can really interact with.
Perhaps the most interesting of these lizards is Kuhl's Flying Gecko that is found in Asia. It is built to glide through the air and appear as though it is flying. It is able to do this because it has flaps on both sides of the body, as well as webbed feet and broad, flat tail. It will jump out of trees and glide to the ground.
Clean the baby dragon's house regularly. Since bearded dragons are messy creatures, their homes must be cleaned twice a day. It is a danger for a baby dragon's health if their surroundings are not kept clean because their young age makes them more susceptible to fleas and diseases. The highest mortality rate of bearded dragons take place during their first month.
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