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Lizard Care Sheets

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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How to Care for Your Colombian Tegu

How to Care for Your Colombian Tegu

Colombian tegus (Tupinambis spp.) are medium-large, diurnal lizards native to the northern half of South America. They typically prefer jungle habitats, and although they are considered terrestrial, they are also cable climbers and swimmers. Colombian tegus typically have bronze and...

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How to Care for Your Cuban Knight Anole

How to Care for Your Cuban Knight Anole

Cuban knight anoles (Anolis equestris) are medium-sized diurnal lizards native to Cuba. They are typically bright green in color, with yellow markings. They can be identified by their large, triangular head, large eyes, thick neck with a pink dewlap, and...

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How to Care for Your Veiled Chameleon

How to Care for Your Veiled Chameleon

Veiled chameleons (Chamaeleo calyptratus) are moderately-sized, diurnal, arboreal reptiles native to Yemen and the Middle East. They generally prefer humid subtropical to tropical forest for habitat and rarely come down to the ground. Veiled chameleons are easily identified by the...

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How to Care for Your Sudan Plated Lizard

How to Care for Your Sudan Plated Lizard

Sudan plated lizards (Broadleysaurus major) are medium-sized, diurnal, terrestrial reptiles native to eastern and central Africa. Their habitat is generally considered to be arid savannah, though the environment does undergo brief rainy seasons twice a year. They are frequently found...

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How to Care for Your Tokay Gecko

How to Care for Your Tokay Gecko

Tokay geckos (Gekko gecko) are large, nocturnal, arboreal lizards native to Indonesia, parts of India, and the Philippines.  They generally inhabit tropical rainforest, but have adapted well to rural human habitations.  Tokay geckos are generally 10-12” long, but larger is...

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How to Care for Your Argentine Tegu

How to Care for Your Argentine Tegu

Argentine tegus (Salvator spp.) are large, diurnal, terrestrial lizards native to the southern half of South America. They can be found in a variety of habitats, but are very much terrestrial lizards, as they spend little time in trees or...

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How to Care for Your Savannah Monitor

How to Care for Your Savannah Monitor

Savannah monitors (Varanus exanthematicus) are also known as Bosc monitors. They are large, diurnal, terrestrial lizards found throughout most of sub-saharan Africa. Their preferred habitat is the savannah, but they can also be found in other habitats such as rocklands...

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How to Care for Your Sailfin Dragon

How to Care for Your Sailfin Dragon

Sailfin dragons (Hydrosaurus sp.) are 3-4’ long, diurnal, arboreal lizards native to Indonesia, New Guinea, and the Philippines. They can be found in tropical forested areas near fresh water. Sailfin dragons are green or brown with blue, purple, and/or gold...

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How to Care for Your Red Eyed Crocodile Skink

How to Care for Your Red Eyed Crocodile Skink

Red eyed crocodile skinks (Tribolonotus gracilis) are 7-9” long terrestrial lizards native to New Guinea. They are crepuscular, which means that they are most active around dawn and dusk. Their preferred habitat is the damp, leaf-strewn floor of tropical forests,...

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red panther chameleon

How to Care for Your Panther Chameleon

Panther chameleons (Furcifer paradalis) are moderate-sized diurnal, arboreal lizards native to Madagascar. Adults are 16-20” long, and can live up to 6 years, with males living longer than females.  Panther chameleons have a typical chameleon appearance with a large, triangular...

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