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Big lizards care guide and information: enclosure requirements, diet and feeding, health and more. How to keep and care for beaded lizards, geckos, bearded dragons and so on.

Northern Caiman Lizard (Dracaena guianensis) at the Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, IL

5 Pet Lizards That Look Like Mini Alligators

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There are several species of lizards that have some resemblance to alligators, such as rough scales, long tails, and powerful jaws. However, they are much smaller, more docile, and easier to care for than their crocodilian cousins. Here are five pet lizards that look like mini alligators.

Largest Lizards in the World

15 Largest Lizards in the World

Lizards are a diverse group of reptiles that can be found on every continent except Antarctica. They range in size from tiny geckos that can fit on your fingertip to massive monitors that can weigh over 100 kg.

Lizards and grapes

Can Lizards Eat Grapes?

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Most species of herbivorous and omnivorous lizards can eat grapes, but only in moderation. Grapes are high in oxalates, which can bind to calcium and prevent its absorption. This can lead to health problems such as kidney stones and bone loss. Grapes are also high in sugar, which can contribute to obesity if fed too often. If you choose to feed grapes to your lizard, be sure to remove the… Read More »Can Lizards Eat Grapes?

Chuckwalla (Sauromalus obesus)

Chuckwalla CareInformation, Enclosure, Diet & Health

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Chuckwallas, scientifically known as Sauromalus, are fascinating reptiles primarily found in northern Mexico and the southwestern United States. These robust lizards are known for their unique appearance and are becoming increasingly popular as pets due to their manageable size and relatively low maintenance requirements. Chuckwalla Care Sheet Common Name Chuckwalla Scientific Name Sauromalus Lifespan 15-20 years Size as Adult 12-18 inches Weight 1-2 pounds Diet Herbivorous Enclosure Size Requirements 40-gallon… Read More »Chuckwalla CareInformation, Enclosure, Diet & Health

close up of a frilled lizard

Dragon Lizards: Everything you need to know

Dragon lizards, also known as agamids, are a diverse group of reptiles that range in size from small geckos to the giant Komodo dragon.
They are known for their scaly bodies, well-developed limbs, and long tails, and their ability to change color to camouflage themselves from predators

Pet lizards

Name Ideas for Pet Lizards

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Lizards make wonderful pets for people of all ages. They are relatively low-maintenance and come in a variety of sizes and colors. When choosing a name for your lizard, it is important to consider the species, personality, and appearance of your pet.

European Legless Lizard (Pseudopus apodus)

European Legless Lizard CareInformation, Enclosure, Diet & Health

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The European Legless Lizard, also known as Pseudopus apodus, is a unique and intriguing reptile native to regions spanning from Southern Europe to Central Asia. This species requires specific care to thrive in captivity, including a diurnal enclosure with a thermal gradient, a varied diet of insects and small vertebrates, and regular calcium and vitamin supplementation.