kingsnake.com - reptile and amphibian classifieds, breeders, forums, photos, videos and more

return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
Southwestern Center for Herpetological Research  
Click here for LLL Reptile & Supply
This Space Available
3 months for $50.00
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Tegu . . . . . . . . . .  Pet Gila Monster bite fatal for Colorado owner . . . . . . . . . .  San Diego Herp Society Meeting - Feb 20, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Herpetological Society Meeting - Feb 23, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Suncoast Herp Society Meeting - Feb 24, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Hamburg Reptile Show - Feb. 24, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Southwestern Herp Society Meeting - Mar 02, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Greater Cincinnati Herp Society Meeting - Mar 06, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Calusa Herp Society Meeting - Mar 07, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  St. Louis Herpetological Society - Mar 10, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  DFW Herp Society Meeting - Mar 16, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Colorado Herp Society Meeting - Mar 16, 2024 . . . . . . . . . . 

Please help identify a stowaway.


[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ What Kind of Lizard Forum ]

Posted by caliber on August 27, 2002 at 16:18:07:

We just bought a palm tree-type plant & it came home with a little stowaway. At first, we thought he was a gecko, but after doing a bit of surfing, I know it is some other type of lizard. This is a very small fella, I think he is really young. He is only about 1" from tip of nose to tail. Well, half of his tail, the tip was lost when we tried to catch him. He has a large head like a gecko, but his legs are long w/ long "fingers". He can climb the sides of the plastic container I have him in and he is very fast. He is pretty active in the day, and likes to hide in the mulch I have in the bottom or perch on the piece of plant I put in. He is quite pretty & can change his color from light/dark depending on what he on. He has an unusual pattern on his back. He has a white/yellow stripe starting from the base of his head going all the way down his tail. His back has a diamond looking pattern broken in half by the stripe. There are some markings on his back legs but he is so small it is hard to make out. Those look a little reddish in color. The rest of him is greenish brown. When he closes his eye, I can make out a faint star-pattern of stripes. His skin is smooth with no discernable scales.

Please help identify this little guy so we know how to take care of him. He would not survive outside here (Albany, NY) and we would like to try and keep him. Any lizard-raising tips would be helpful. Thanks, Latisha & Chad


Follow Ups:




[ Follow Ups ] [ What Kind of Lizard Forum ]