Ok I told my daughter (4 years old) that if she let me get rid of her turtle (was wild in the first place so let it back into the wild) that I would get her any animal in the pet store. Needless to say what did she pick a Tegu. Which I did not buy. It is very tame and well behaved except for it is very fast. I tried talking her into a frog, snake or hamster. LOL She wants the lizard. Any other suggestions? Yes mom is the one that will be taken care of and I have two lizrad's already.