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Lizard Care Sheets

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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How to Care for Your Fire Skink

How to Care for Your Fire Skink

Fire skinks (Mochlus fernandi) are medium-sized, diurnal, terrestrial lizards that can be found in west Africa. Their preferred habitat is forests, woodlands, and other areas with plenty of plants and water. Fire skinks grow 12-15” long, with males generally being...

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How to Care for Your Emerald Tree Skink

How to Care for Your Emerald Tree Skink

Emerald tree skinks (Lamprolepis smaragdina) are small, diurnal, arboreal lizards native to southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines and Indonesia. They can usually be found climbing up and down tree trunks in tropical forest, spending little time on the ground. Emerald...

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How to Care for Your Long-Tailed Grass Lizard

How to Care for Your Long-Tailed Grass Lizard

Long-tailed grass lizards (Takydromus sexlineatus) are small, diurnal, terrestrial lizards native to southeast Asia. They live primarily in tall, moist grasslands, but are also capable climbers. Long-tailed grass lizards can grow up to 10-12” long, but true to their name,...

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How to Care for Your Electric Blue Gecko

How to Care for Your Electric Blue Gecko

Electric blue geckos (Lygodactylus williamsi) are very small, diurnal, arboreal lizards native to a limited area within Tanzania. Their habitat is exclusive to tropical forests and one species of Pandanus palm tree, and they are critically endangered in the wild...

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How to Care for Your Dumeril’s Monitor

How to Care for Your Dumeril’s Monitor

Dumeril’s monitors (Varanus dumerili) are large, arboreal lizards native to southeast Asia, namely Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, and nearby islands. They prefer to live near water, usually in a forested environment. Dumeril’s monitors typically grow to a total length of...

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How to Care for Your Chinese Cave Gecko

How to Care for Your Chinese Cave Gecko

Chinese cave geckos (Goniurosaurus sp.) are a group of 5.5-9.5” long, terrestrial, nocturnal lizards native to parts of China, Vietnam, and Japan. Their preferred habitat is lowland rainforest near rock formations and/or caves with high humidity and dense foliage cover....

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How to Care for Your Chahoua Gecko

How to Care for Your Chahoua Gecko

Chahoua geckos (Mniarogekko chahoua) are medium-sized, nocturnal, arboreal lizards native to New Caledonia, particularly the islands of Grande Terre and the Isle of Pines. They prefer to hang out in the shaded understory and are not often found in the...

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How to Care for Your Carpet Chameleon

How to Care for Your Carpet Chameleon

Carpet chameleons (Furcifer lateralis) are small, diurnal, arboreal lizards native to Madagascar. They can be found in a wide variety of humid environments around the island, including mountains, deserts, rainforest, and even urban areas. They generally prefer small trees and...

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How to Care for Your Ackie Monitor

How to Care for Your Ackie Monitor

Ackies (Varanus acanthurus) are medium-sized, diurnal, terrestrial lizards native to the northwest quadrant of Australia. They can be found in arid/seasonally dry areas with plentiful rock cover and sparse vegetation.  Ackie monitors generally have a slim build with round bellies....

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How to Care for Your Leopard Lizard

How to Care for Your Leopard Lizard

Long-nosed leopard lizards (Gambelia wislizenii) are small to medium-sized diurnal, terrestrial lizards that can be found throughout most of the western US, as well as parts of northern Mexico. They can be found in desert plains with significant amounts of...

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How to Care for Your Jeweled Lacerta

How to Care for Your Jeweled Lacerta

Jeweled lacertas (Timon lepidus) are 16-24”, diurnal, semi-arboreal lizards native to southwestern Europe, particularly the Iberian peninsula. They prefer open, dry habitat, and can be found in a variety of areas, including woodland, scrub, rockland, and orchards. Jeweled lacertas are...

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