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How to Care* for Your Frilled Lizard

How to Care* for Your Frilled Lizard

Description Frilled Lizards (Chlamydosaurus kingii) are large (2-3’), diurnal, arboreal reptiles native to the humid jungles of Australia and New Guinea. Frilled Lizards are primarily brown, black, and gray patterned, though, in some localities, they may have red, orange, or...

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What Can My Uromastyx Eat?

What Can My Uromastyx Eat?

The Uromastyx is a favorite reptile amongst newbie owners and experiences keepers alike; they have an easy-going attitude for their size and a friendly nature when it comes to humans. Compared to other captive reptiles, they are considerably big, due to this,...

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How to Care* for Your Sudan Plated Lizard

How to Care* for Your Sudan Plated Lizard

Description  Sudan Plated Lizards (frequently known as Gerrhosaurus validus but have also been assigned a genus of their own within the family Gerrhosauridae and is consequently known as Broadleysaurus major) are moderately large (18-24"), diurnal, terrestrial reptiles native to equatorial...

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How to Care* for Your Chuckwalla

How to Care* for Your Chuckwalla

(photo credit MojaveBrad) Description Chuckwallas (Sauromalus obesus) are medium-sized  (14-20”), diurnal, very heavy-bodied reptiles native to the Mojave desert of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Chuckwallas are generally dull gray, black, and cream-colored though juveniles and some adults...

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How to Care for Your Jeweled Lacerta

How to Care for Your Jeweled Lacerta

(photo credit Wikipedia) Description Jeweled Lacertas (Timon lepidus) are medium  to large sized (12-24” or larger), diurnal, semi-arboreal reptiles native to western Europe.  They are notable for their distinctive coloring —bright green with blue iridescent circular markings that give them...

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How to Care for Your Caiman Lizard

How to Care for Your Caiman Lizard

Description Caiman Lizards (Dracaena guianensis) are very large (4 -5’), diurnal, semi-arboreal brightly colored reptiles native to South America.  Males are generally larger than females. Caiman Lizards’ heads are usually red or orange.  Their bodies range from bright green to...

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How to Care for Your Uromastyx

How to Care for Your Uromastyx

Description The genus Uromastyx, of which there are about 18 species are medium sized (generally 10-18” with one species reaching 30”), diurnal, terrestrial reptiles native to North Africa, the Middle East and parts of Asia. Their habitat is generally considered...

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How to Care for Your Tegu

How to Care for Your Tegu

Description Tegus (genus Salvator since 2012, previously genus Tupinambis) are very large (2.5 - 5 feet), diurnal, terrestrial reptiles native to South America.  There are a variety of species of Tegu available in the pet trade whose common names reflect their predominant coloration: red Tegu, blue...

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How to Care for Your Sailfin Dragon

How to Care for Your Sailfin Dragon

Description Sailfin Dragons (various species of the Hydrosaurus genus) are large (3-4’), diurnal, semi-aquatic, arboreal reptiles native to Indonesia, New Guinea and the Philippines. Sailfin Dragons are primarily brown with blue, purple, or gold highlights. They get their common name...

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How to Care for Your Red Eyed Crocodile Skink

How to Care for Your Red Eyed Crocodile Skink

Description Red eyed crocodile skinks (Tribolonotus gracils) are mid sized, terrestrial reptiles native to Indonesia and New Guinea.  While they are definitely active at dawn and dusk, there is disagreement in the literature as to whether they are truly diurnal or...

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How to Care for Your Leopard Lizard

How to Care for Your Leopard Lizard

(photo credit Reptiles Of AZ) Description Leopard Lizards (genus Gambelia; the most commonly kept as a pet is G. wislizenii, commonly called the long-nosed leopard lizard) are medium-sized (10-16”), diurnal, terrestrial reptiles native to the arid western United States and...

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How to Care for Your Green Basilisk

How to Care for Your Green Basilisk

Description Green Basilisks (Basiliscus plumifrons) are large, diurnal, arboreal reptiles native to Central and South America. They are generally 2-3’ long, most of which is tail and are a bit larger than brown and striped basilisks which are also often...

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