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Lizard Help

Discussion in 'Help *General*' started by Yeung, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. Yeung

    Yeung New Member

    So I really want to get a pet lizard/gecko, maybe even some kind of amphibian...however I'm on a fixed income, and the total cost (including enclosure and food) can't exceed $316. I may have some wiggle room and may be able to get this around $350-$400 but it isn't likely. A good cost for the animal itself probably can't be more than $100.
    Anyway, anyone have any recommendations for me? I would prefer for the animal to be handleable, and not exceeding about 15" in length, however I also don't want a super super small animal.. and I DON'T want a crested gecko, so please don't say to get one of those! Thank you for reading this.
  2. jonathan.piazza91

    jonathan.piazza91 Active Member

    Bearded dragon?
  3. Darkbird

    Darkbird Moderator Staff Member

    My advice to you would be to pick the species, then get the caging, even if you have to do it a piece at a time over a few months, then once everything is set up and ready purchase the animal. That said, the size limit puts beardies out, they will normally exceed 15". Not sure why you don't want a crested, but maybe a leopard gecko. Trouble is that most species that fall into the parameters you gave fail on one thing or another. Lots of species in that size range for example, but most aren't very tolerant of handling. Some will be much more expensive to set up than others. Many aren't really common, or are only available seasonally. Oh, and amphibians are out if you really want something that can be handled regularly. Too easy to poison them accidentally transferring something off our skin.

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