Keeping Chameleons as Pets

First off it must be said: chameleons are not ideal pets. They are certainly not for the beginner and they really dislike being handled so for anyone hoping to have a more interactive experience with their reptile, steer clear of chameleons! They also have very specific requirements and can become …

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Keeping Geckos as Pets

Geckos are one of the most popular reptiles to be kept as pets – especially for beginners – and with good reason. They tend to be docile and easy to tame as well as being relatively easy to care for. In particular, the leopard gecko is the number one choice …

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Keeping Iguanas as Pets

Iguanas are one of the most popular reptiles to be kept as pets. Unfortunately they are also one of the most commonly seen by vets for illnesses due to lack of proper care. Like all reptiles, they have relatively strict feeding and housing requirements and many new owners are not …

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Keeping Monitors as Pets

Monitors are definitely not for the beginner reptile enthusiast and certainly not recommended as a casual pet. While they are fascinating creatures that are very intelligent, inquisitive, active and beautiful to look at, they do require specialist reptile knowledge and considerable commitment to keep in good health. If you are …

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Keeping Anoles as Pets

For a fascinating easy-care pet that’s great for a reptile beginner, look no further than the anole. Anoles are very attractive little lizards that are commonly found in the pet trade. Males, in particular, have a colour dewlap of skin under their chins which they can expand and flash during …

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Keeping Skinks as Pets

Certain species of skinks can make great pets particularly for reptile beginners or children keen on getting a reptile pet. They are among the best lizards to handle, being relatively docile and easy to tame. They are also playful and agile, providing hours of entertainment for those watching. Care is …

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Keeping Bearded Dragons as Pets

Although not as famous as kangaroos bearded dragons are a well-known export from Australia and quite popular as pets, despite their complex dietary and environmental requirements. Their popularity is due in part to their sociable natures but also to their range of endearing behaviours which make them fascinating to watch. …

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Keeping Tokays as Pets

Southeast Asia’a Tokay (Gekko gecko) is one of the largest of the world’s gecko species, only beaten into second place by the Leachies Giant Gecko (Rhacodactylus leachianus) of New Caledonia. A real ‘bruiser’ of a gecko, it is important to say at the outset that the Tokay is only suited …

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Lizards Saved at a Sewage Works: A Case Study

Spending Christmas in a log cabin sounds more like the sort of thing to appeal to people, rather than 100 sleepy lizards – but that’s exactly what happened to one group of reptiles when they found themselves caught up in a major construction project at a Dartford sewage works. The …

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