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Posted by geeboo on May 06, 2003 at 00:35:31:

In Reply to: help Me! posted by TheNakedCowboy1 on May 05, 2003 at 21:29:12:

If you want something that large I don't sugest leos they pretty much max out at 10 inches or so for big ones. Leos are a good choice though if you can settle for smaller. You can get a multitude of diffent morphs and color phases. Blizzards (white to grey/white), normals (yellow underlay brown balck spots), Hypo carrot tail (yellow with orange tail coloring) albinos (yellows with white and browns). A good place to see some morphs is on the classifieds. A would recommend a trio 1 male and 2 females if you want to keep a group, although if you make a large enouph tank you can go one male to 10 females. Leos must have a warm and cool side 87 to 90 warm side, room temp the other. They like belly heat. They do not need UVB lighting. They eat crickets,mealworms,superworms. Some eat roaches and other insects too. Mostly I feed mealies in a bowl or dish,crix I turn loose though don't leave a bunch in there for they do bite the leo sometimes and just pester in general. I feed superworms to my adults as a primary food staple. Food needs to be gutloaded good. You can't go wrong with leos they are great pets. With a trio you can expect eggs next year probally. I don't like skinks either LOL. Bearded dragons would be my next choice other than a snake but I don't have any of those but they are nice pets to. Just be sure to find out all you can on the care of your species of choice. Good luck.

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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