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How to Care for Your Sandfish Skink

How to Care for Your Sandfish Skink

Sandfish skinks (Scincus scincus) are small, diurnal, fossorial lizards primarily native to the sandy deserts of northern African and the Arabian peninsula. Their habitat features arid conditions, sand dunes, and sparse vegetation. Sandfish skinks are generally 6-8” long, with a...

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How to Care for Your Gidgee Skink

How to Care for Your Gidgee Skink

Gidgee skinks (Egernia stokesii) are small, diurnal, terrestrial lizards native to arid and semi-arid parts of Western Australia, Southern Australia, Queensland, and North South Wales. They are usually found in stony areas with plenty of crevices for hiding, but they...

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How to Care for Your Peters Banded Skink

Peters banded skinks (Scincopus fasciatus) are small, nocturnal, terrestrial lizards primarily native to the southern border of the Sahara desert in Africa. Their habitat features sandy, sometimes stony soil, scrubby or grassy vegetation, and arid conditions. Peters banded skinks are...

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How to Care for Your Central American Banded Gecko

How to Care for Your Central American Banded Gecko

Central American banded geckos (Coleonyx mitratus) are small, nocturnal, terrestrial lizards native to tropical and subtropical forest areas of Central America, although they can also be found in areas with rocky terrain. Central American banded geckos are 5-7” long, with...

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How to Care for Your Western Banded Gecko

How to Care for Your Western Banded Gecko

Western banded geckos (Coleonyx variegatus) are small, nocturnal, terrestrial lizards native to dry coastal and desert areas of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Western banded geckos are 4-6” long, with slender bodies and limbs, long toes, a triangular...

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How to Care for Your Chameleon Gecko

The chameleon gecko (Eurydactylodes sp.) is a small, nocturnal, arboreal lizard native to the islands of New Caledonia. They prefer to spend most of their time in maquis scrub and sclerophyll forests, staying lower to the ground rather than in...

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How to Care for Your Meller’s Chameleon

How to Care for Your Meller’s Chameleon

Meller’s chameleons (Trioceros melleri) are large, diurnal, arboreal lizards native to the mountains of Tanzania, Mozambique, and Malawi. They prefer areas of high elevation for habitat, with cool air and plenty of rainfall. Meller’s chameleons grow up to ~24” long,...

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How to Care for Your Sarasinorum Gecko

How to Care for Your Sarasinorum Gecko

The sarasinorum gecko (Correlophus sarasinorum) is a large, nocturnal, arboreal lizard native to southern Grande Terre, New Caledonia. They prefer to spend most of their time in the trees of tropical forest areas. Sarasinorum geckos grow up to 12-16” long,...

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How to Care for Your Knob-Tailed Gecko

How to Care for Your Knob-Tailed Gecko

Knob-tailed geckos (Nephrurus sp.) are a group of small, nocturnal, terrestrial lizards found all over Australia. They can generally be found in semi-arid to arid, sandy/rocky habitats. Length in knob-tailed geckos is measured from snout to vent rather than total...

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How to Care for Your House Gecko

How to Care for Your House Gecko

The Mediterranean house gecko (Hemidactylus turcicus) is a small, nocturnal, arboreal lizard native to the Mediterranean, but it has established populations in many other locales in the Americas, Canary Islands, Caribbean, and Hawaii due to its penchant for stowing away...

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How to Care for Your Green Keel-Bellied Lizard

How to Care for Your Green Keel-Bellied Lizard

Green keel-bellied lizards (Gastropholis prasina) are medium-sized, diurnal, arboreal lizards native to coastal Kenya and Tanzania. Their habitat is exclusive to a couple of types of tree and they spend most of their time in the forest canopy. Green keel-bellied...

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How to Care for Your Flying Gecko

How to Care for Your Flying Gecko

Flying geckos (Gekko kuhli) are small, nocturnal, arboreal lizards native to southeast Asia. They live their entire lives in the canopy of the rainforest, gliding from branch to branch with their unique flaps of skin. Flying geckos are generally between...

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