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How To Keep And Breed Lizards

Ackie Monitor
(Varanus acanthurus acanthurus / brachyurus)

Ackie Monitor  (Varanus acanthurus acanthurus - Varanus acanthurus brachyurus)

Ackie monitors (Varanus acanthurus acanthurus - Varanus acanthurus brachyurus) are often compared to a Komodo Dragon in a small package. They are very inquisitive, active, and have great colors and patterns. They are… More →

African Fat-tailed Gecko
(Hemitheconyx caudicinctus)

African Fat-tailed Gecko (Hemitheconyx caudicinctus)

African fat-tailed geckos (Hemitheconyx caudicinctus) are very similar to Leopard Geckos in both size and shape. Like the leopard gecko, they belong to the subfamily Eublepharinae. These are the eyelid… More →

Bearded Dragon
(Pogona vitticeps)

Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps)

Bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps) are agamid lizards (meaning, literally, "true lizard") that inhabit dry woodland or arid, semi-desert regions where they can normally be seen basking on rocks or climbing nimbly… More →

Cape Dwarf Chameleon
(Bradypodion pumilum)

Cape Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion pumilum)

Cape dwarf chameleons (Bradypodion pumilum) are a group of small chameleons from the genus Bradypodion. They are endemic to Southern Africa. These chameleons are quite rare due to the fact that their… More →

Chinese Water Dragon
(Physignathus cocincinus)

Chinese Water Dragon (Physignathus cocincinus)

Chinese water dragons (Physignathus cocincinus) are from southeast Asian mainland (Thailand, Southern China, Vietnam, and Cambodia). Chinese water dragons are large diurnal, arboreal lizards, living mainly in the branches… More →

Collared Lizard
(Crotaphytus collaris)

Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus collaris)

Collared lizards (Crotaphytus collaris) belong to the genus Crotaphytus, and are native to North America, ranging from Colorado, Utah and New Mexico to Arkansas and Texas. There are various species belonging to the… More →

Crested Gecko
(Rhacodactylus ciliatus)

Crested Gecko (Rhacodactylus ciliatus)

Crested geckos (Rhacodactylus ciliatus) are found on New Caledonia, which is an area in the southwest Pacific. This area is east of Australia, and composed of a main island (Grand Terre), and several smaller islands… More →

Emerald Swift
(Sceloporus malachiticus)

Emerald Swift (Sceloporus malachiticus)

Emerald swifts (Sceloporus malachiticus) are a docile species of reptile that are more of a display creature than anything else. Though with careful handling some have been tamed, this is not a suggested idea. They are a… More →

Fire Skink
(Riopa fernandi)

Fire Skink (Riopa fernandi)

Fire skinks (Riopa fernandi) can be found in Guinea, East of Zaire, Angola and Uganda and have beautiful coloration. They typically have a gold back with black, red and white fire pattern on the side. They have a black and… More →

Green Anole
(Anolis carolinensis)

Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis)

Green anoles (Anolis carolinensis) are sometimes called American Chameleons. This nickname can be misleading as they are not true chameleons and switch between green and brown. As small as this species is and as… More →

Green Iguana
(Iguana iguana)

Green Iguana (Iguana iguana)

Green iguanas (Iguana iguana) are diurnal, arboreal, folivores. Simply stated, they are daytime, tree-dwelling, leaf eaters. Although they are not prone to reside in trees at all times, it is known that iguanas are most… More →

Leopard Gecko
(Eublepharis macularius)

Leopard Gecko (Eublepharis macularius)

Leopard geckos (Eublepharis macularius) belong to the subfamily eublepharinae. They are the eyelid geckos. This is the only group of geckos that have functioning eyelids that can close. All other gecko species possess eyelids… More →

Pictus Gecko
(Paroedura pictus)

Pictus Gecko (Paroedura pictus)

Pictus geckos (Paroedura pictus) are native to southern Madagascar, and its surrounding islands. They are generally found 0n the forest floor, hidden in leaf litter. The Pictus gecko has several, different, common names… More →

Red-eyed Crocodile Skink
(Tribolonotus gracilis)

Red-Eyed Crocodile Skink (Tribolonotus gracilis)

Red-eyed crocodile skinks (Tribolonotus gracilis) are a species of terrestrial, semi-aquatic skink native to New Guinea and the surrounding islands of Indonesia and Solomon Islands. There are eight recognized sub-species… More →

Roughneck Monitor
(Varanus rudicollis)

Roughneck Monitor (Varanus rudicollis)

Ruoghneck monitors (Varanus rudicollis) inhabit the rainforest of southern Thailand and Myanmar (Burma), Peninsular Malaysia, the islands of the Riau Archipelago, Borneo, Sumatra and Bangka. In the wild, the… More →

Savannah Monitor
(Varanus exanthematicus)

Savannah Monitor (Varanus exanthematicus)

Savannah monitors (Varanus exanthematicus) are native to sub-saharan Africa, north of the equator and are known to occur from West Africa through to southwestern Ethiopia and northwestern Kenya. Savannah… More →

Spiny-tailed Iguana
(Ctenosaura spp.)

Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura spp.)

Spiny-tailed iguanas (Ctenosaura spp.) are composed of the following species: Ctenosaura acanthura, Ctenosaura alfredschmidti, Ctenosaura bakeri, Ctenosaura clarki, Ctenosaura conspicuosa, defensor, Ctenosaura… More →

Tokay Gecko
(Gekko gecko)

Tokay Gecko (Gekko gecko)

Tokay geckos (Gekko gecko) are indigenous to Asia as well as parts of India, Indonesia, and the Philippines. As a result of captive release or escape, they are now an invasive species found in Florida, Hawaii, and some… More →

Uromastyx
(Spiny Tail Agamids)

Uromastyx (malinesis, acanthinurus, aegyptius, benti, hardiwickii, ocellatus, ornatus)

Uromastyx (malinesis, acanthinurus, aegyptius, benti, hardiwickii, ocellatus, ornatus) also known as spiny tail agamids or lizards and dab lizards - have approximately 19 species in their family, of which, 7 are found… More →

Veiled Chameleon
(Chamaeleo calyptratus)

Veiled Chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus)

Veiled chameleons (Chamaeleo calyptratus) have the ability to change color. They do this so they can blend into their environment, signal to other chameleons, and to display mood and health. It isn't solely for camouflage… More →

Viper Gecko
(Teratolepis fasciata)

Viper Gecko (Teratolepis fasciata)

Viper geckos (Teratolepis fasciata) also called carrot tail geckos, (not to be confused with the carrot tail Leopard Gecko) are a small, terrestrial species found in Pakistan. Most of these geckos will grow to be 3-4 … More →