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Bearded dragon vs chocolate

Can lizards eat chocolate?

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Different types of lizards like iguanas, skinks, bearded dragons and tegus can eat a variety of “human” food that ranges from vegetables to fruits and in some cases even eggs, fish, and meat products. When it comes to heavily processed foods, which include chocolate, it is best to think twice before feeding them to your pet. The general consensus it that chocolate is not safe for consumption by lizards or… Read More »Can lizards eat chocolate?

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Reptile imprinting: is it possible?

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In animal behavior, imprinting is a form of learning that allows hatchlings and newborns to recognize themselves as members of a given species by observing their parents during the critical first days of life. Imprinting mostly occurs in bird species and a few mammals, but there’s no such a thing as imprinting for reptiles and lizards. Some species of reptile, particularly lizards and turtles, may grow to bond with their… Read More »Reptile imprinting: is it possible?

Are tegus dangerous?

Are tegu lizards dangerous?

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Tegus are some of the largest lizards out there, yet they are relatively harmless to humans. Tegu attacks are rare but getting bitten by a tegu can be a very painful experience that requires medical attention. Regardless, tegus that are raised in captivity develop a tame disposition and rarely show signs of aggression. Despite being harmless to humans, wild tegu lizards pose a threat to other species especially in the… Read More »Are tegu lizards dangerous?

Can lizards love?

Do lizards have feelings?

Reptiles are generally known for being somewhat apathetic and not particularly cuddly as pets, but many of them do in fact feel emotions. Reptile owners know that their snakes and lizards react differently when they are around, and some of the more intelligent species like bearded dragons, tegus and monitor lizards, are even considered to be capable of “affection”. Can lizards love  Love is an already ill-defined concept when it… Read More »Do lizards have feelings?

A common house gecko

Can you keep house lizards as pets?

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Have you ever found a lizard inside your house and wondered whether you could just keep it and raise it as your own? The good news is, in most cases, yes, you can actually keep a house lizard as a pet. The bad news – it will actually need quite a bit of effort on your side, in order for you to provide adequate care to your new household pet.… Read More »Can you keep house lizards as pets?