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What Diurnal Lizard to Get?

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    What Diurnal Lizard to Get?

    I just got an exo terra congo 18x18x24 and was thinking about getting a crestie, but want something that's active because I have a lazy leo right now. Then I thought of mourning geckos because people say they are pretty active. If anyone has mourning geckos, are they really active? If not, what are some tropical, diurnal, arboreal lizards are there? I'd prefer something that can eat insects as I breed mealworms and dubia's but anything is fine I guess. I don't care if it's handleable or not. Something that will do well in a natural viv, and communal would be cool too.






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    Re: What Diurnal Lizard to Get?

    I'm more of a local (US) herp guy now so my first thought would be Swifts and Anoles. Well my first thoughts are always Swifts, I;m a bit biased
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    Re: What Diurnal Lizard to Get?

    One of the day gecko species (Madagascar Day, Williamsi, etc.). All diurnal, active, very vibrant colors, can be kept in groups, can eat insects, will do well in a natural viv...downside is that they're not good with handling (i.e. shouldn't be handled at all except in extreme circumstances) and the smaller gecko species are fast, so care must be taken they don't escape their enclosure.
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    Re: What Diurnal Lizard to Get?

    Day geckos or an emerald swift will be your best bet for activity and the size of enclosure you have
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    Re: What Diurnal Lizard to Get?

    your enclosure would be just be big enough for a single "armadillo lizard" or Mozambique/regal girdled lizard.



    easy to care for, and can be active once they get comfortable
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