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How to Care for Your Lined Gecko

How to Care for Your Lined Gecko

Lined geckos (Gekko vittatus) are medium-large, nocturnal, arboreal lizards native to Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. They generally inhabit tropical rainforest, but are known to occasionally inhabit local human homes as well. Lined geckos are generally 8-10” long, with a...

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How to Care for Your Sheltopusik

How to Care for Your Sheltopusik

Sheltopusiks (Pseudopus apodus) are large, diurnal, fossorial lizards native to southeastern Europe and western Asia. They are known to inhabit a wide variety of habitats, from humid and densely vegetated areas to dry, rocky slopes. Sheltopusiks are capable of growing...

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How to Care for Your Solomon Islands Skink

How to Care for Your Solomon Islands Skink

Solomon Islands skinks (Corucia zebrata) are large, nocturnal, arboreal lizards native to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. They are found exclusively in primary tropical forest with dense foliage and mature trees, spending little to no time on the...

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How to Care for Your Pink-Tongued Skink

How to Care for Your Pink-Tongued Skink

Pink-tongued skinks (Cyclodomorphus gerrardii) are medium-sized, nocturnal, semi-arboreal lizards native to Australia, specifically New South Wales and Queensland. They prefer the sub-tropical sclerophyll forest, rain forest, and moist woodlands for habitat.  Pink-tongued skinks are 15-18” long lizard with a blunt...

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How to Care for Your Ocellated Skink

How to Care for Your Ocellated Skink

Ocellated skinks (Chalcides ocellatus) are small, diurnal, terrestrial lizards native to the Mediterranean coast and coastal areas of the Arabian peninsula. They tend to prefer arid habitats with sandy soil and sparse vegetation. Ocellated skinks generally grow 7-9” long, with...

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How to Care for Your Fish Scale Gecko

How to Care for Your Fish Scale Gecko

Fish scale geckos (Geckolepis sp.) are a group of small, nocturnal, arboreal geckos. They are native to Madagascar and the Comoro islands, where they are most commonly found in trees, but they also inhabit the limestone karst of Ankarana National...

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How to Care for Your Eastern Glass Lizard

How to Care for Your Eastern Glass Lizard

Eastern glass lizards (Ophisaurus ventralis) are small to medium-sized, terrestrial reptiles native to the southeastern United States, including the Florida peninsula. They tend to prefer flatwoods, forests, meadows, marshes, and coastal dune habitats. Eastern glass lizards can grow up to...

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How to Care for Your Timor Monitor

How to Care for Your Timor Monitor

Timor monitors (Varanus timorensis) are small, diurnal, semi-arboreal lizards native to the Indonesian Islands of Timor. They generally prefer tropical forest habitats, but have adapted to live in rock walls in deforested areas. Timor monitors generally have a slim build...

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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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