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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?

  • Tegu

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?

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, you can actually do it. The bad news is, it will actually need some effort on your side in order to provide adequate care. If you are serious about wanting to keep a pet lizard, you should first of all… Read More »Can you keep house lizards as pets?