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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.

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?

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

Tegu Potty Training

Lizard Poop: Everything You Need to Know (With Photos)

Lizard poop is small, dark brown or black pellets with a white tip. It is the lizard’s urine and feces combined. It can contain harmful bacteria, so it is important to wash your hands after handling it. To clean lizard poop, wear gloves and pick it up with paper towels. Dispose of the droppings in a sealed bag and clean the area with a disinfectant cleaner.

Largest Pet Lizards

The Largest Species of Lizards You Can Keep as Pets

Lizards are popular pets for many people, and there are many different species to choose from, from common house geckos to bearded dragons, which can make for exotic yet trusty companions. But while most species of reptiles are rather small in size, there are lizards out there as big as cats and dogs – or even bigger. And yes, some of them you can own. The largest species of lizard… Read More »The Largest Species of Lizards You Can Keep as Pets

Lizards and chocolate

Can lizards eat chocolate?

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Lizards such as iguanas and bearded dragons can eat human food, but not chocolate. Chocolate contains theobromine, a chemical that is toxic to animals, especially those with slow metabolisms like reptiles. Although some lizards may enjoy chocolate, it is not worth the risk as it can lead to health complications and even death.

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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?