Are you interested in getting a pet lizard? If the answer is yes, then you need to do a proper research. You should know everything that concerns the lizard before you decide on whether or not to adopt a given lizard. Once you adopt a lizard as a pet, you should know how to properly take care of it so that it can enjoy its entire lifespan. Some of the things that you ought to understand include:
- By adopting the lizard, you should understand that it is a long-term commitment
- Adopting the lizards is cheap, but the equipment used for its care is expensive
- Know the size of the lizard once it gets to the adult stage
- Since all reptiles carry salmonella, you should talk to professionals about how to manage this condition.
Choosing a lizard
Once you have researched, you can go ahead and choose your lizard. There are different species of lizard. Make sure that you get your lizard from a reputable lizard breeder. Avoid the wild lizards because they tend to under stress and are therefore susceptible to diseases and parasites. The wild lizards are also challenging to domesticate and keep as pets. Another concern of adopting the wild lizards is that there is danger in depleting a particular species. The bearded dragon is one of the best lizards that you can have as your pet.
Type of lizard to adopt
There are different types of lizards that you can adopt. If you are a beginner or an experienced lizard handler, there is a recommended lizard for you. As a beginner, it is always recommended, to begin with, the lizard species that are easier to handle and manage. Similarly, the experienced guys can still go for the lizards that are quite difficult to control. That way they will learn new handling skills which will help them enjoy their pets.
Caring for the lizards
Once you acquire the lizards, it is essential to care for the lizards. Caring for the lizards will determine their behavior and how quickly they will adapt to various changes. Some of the critical areas to look at as far as the care for the lizards is concerned to include nutrition, behavior, humidity, heat, habitat, and lighting. You should know that lizards primary feed on insects. Make sure that you provide different insects to your pet lizard-like roaches, crickets, houseflies, and crickets just but to mention a few.