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Best type of lizard for a pet?

My daughter wants a chameleon, but we read that they can only drink by the drip method, which is when rain or water drips off of a leaf or something, and they drink it. Anyone know of any less high maintenance lizards? Thanks!


Asked by KateShesGreat3 at 10:45 AM on Mar. 31, 2011 in Pets

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  • From what I've heard (I recently asked a similar question), bearded dragons make great pets. Iguanas (DH had one when he was a kid, so did his sister) aren't super high maintenance, but they are a bit more than some other lizards. As for the chameleon, maybe one of those bottles, like for hamsters? I would do some research about different lizards that are kept as pets. Good luck!

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 12:48 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • you could get one of those water bottles that drips, like you get for a rabbit or hamster....we used to have a chameleon but you have to get calcium suppliments for them or their legs get jacked up, they feed on crickets really well though....a very low mantinence lizard is a green aole, you can catch them in your own yard and they like flies lol

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 10:51 AM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • How about a sweet Cocker Spaniel instead ? LOL.
    I know zip about lizards. Good luck!

    Answer by minnesotanice at 10:49 AM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • How about an iguana? They are pretty low maintenance, except I always made food for mine. Anoles are low maintenance, and they eat mealy worms and crickets, and drink from a bowl.

    Answer by lovingmy4babies at 11:06 AM on Mar. 31, 2011