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Posted by eve on May 06, 2003 at 08:36:29:
In Reply to: Help Me! posted by TheNakedCowboy1 on May 05, 2003 at 21:28:42:
:Well, I am 15 years old and looking to buy a lizard for my room. I am very responsible for my age I guess because most other kids would not be doing research as to what I should get. I have been looking for like a month and still have no idea what to get. I want something a little like this ...
:- 1-2 feet or so long
:- Very tame yet not totally boring (as in it will still walk on me and stuff)
:- Colorful and interesting looking
:- Looking for one of the following colors: Green, Red, Orange, Yellow. Pretty much anything but brown
:- Not a skink (my stepmom doesn't want me to get one for some reason)
:Now I can take care of it and I have about 500$ to spend on a tank and everything. I plan on doing a tube-feeding type system where you drop the food in and they scurry out the hole in the tube and the lizard gets them. Is this optimal or is there a better way?
:I also plan on building my own tank. I am very experienced with this as I have built 3 100 Gallon Fish tanks in the past and never had a leak. Long story short: my dad works in a fish-store. What is the tank size I will need for the kind that you recomend?
:Also, I have heard about duos and trios of lizards (1.1 or a 1.2) and I think this could work, but if I got this I would want their combined length to be no longer than 3 feet. What is a good pair/trio for this?
:I know I have a lot of questions but I can't seem to find a lot of info on the net. Please help!
:Thanks A lot,
But you are asking for tame, interesting, colorful, something that can climb on you , I have seen your post on atleast 3 different forums this morning, :0) that I go to, Let me say this, I have 3 chuckwallas , as cool as they are, they dont like to be handled much, I also have a Blue tongued skink, she is very sweet, but they are out, :0) Bearded dragons get very tame and handleable and can get a nicely colored one also. I love mine. He is about 18 inches.
And I have many collareds, which fit your bill almost to a tee, come in all sorts of beautiful colors, get very tame with handling, are extremely active and amusing to watch jump all over the place, alittle smaller than you want 9- 12 inches usually, some longer. But they are great little pets, I have 8. And you can have 1 male 3 females in a tank 40 breeder(wide) to 55 are okay size bigger always better LOL. If you want any more info on them or pics of some of mine, as far as different colors, feel free to email me, I will show you, how cool they are.
Out of alot of different lizards I have, beardies and collareds, BTS, are my choices as far as tamness goes ! But leapard geckos are supposed to be pretty tame also and extremely colorful. I have a uroplatus henkeli (leaftail gecko, who is really awesome and he is tame, but these guys are nocturnal and alittle harder to start with. Hope it helps somewhat ! :0) Eve