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help me please!


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Posted by reptileszz on May 06, 2003 at 05:30:44:

In Reply to: help me please! posted by TheNakedCowboy1 on May 05, 2003 at 21:31:22:

Hi Kevin, I applaud you for doing the proper research and also for having a set of criteria for what kind of lizard you are looking for. I don't think an iguana of any sort is the best for you. I do think that a Bearded Dragon would be PERFECT for you. They get to the max of just under 2 feet with tail. They do come in pretty colors like red and yellow (Sandfire and whatnot). They can easily live in a tank from 50-75 gallons. Some people keep them in 40 gallon breeder tanks but I think that is just a tad on the small side. They are wonderfully tame literally out of the egg and their diet is relatively easy compared to an iguana. They eat crickets, mealworms and also veggies. You can see some on my site at www.reptilecare.com. Some of the more pretty colors can be seen at www.dragonsdenherp.com or www.sandfiredragonranch.com You can email me privately if you have any questions.

Carole


: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,
:Kevin





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