The Equipments You Require
Purchasing the pet lizards is not as expensive as the equipments they need to thrive. There are specifications of the size and protection, because after acquiring the lizard while young, you will need to determine its size after is grows to an adult lizard. For that reason you will required a cage that will be comfortable for it.
You will also need to consider that the lizards will hatch, calling for enough space for the mother lizard and its young ones to move around, play and relax comfortably. Some Types of Lizards like the cute Iguanas will grow to a full-length of up to 6 feet, and hence you need to ensure that they are comfortable in their dwellings.
Be informed that most reptiles are carriers of Salmonella bacteria and hence you ought to ensure that the pet lizards you purchase are free from the bacteria. The bacteria cause Salmonellosis, a serious ailment that can be fatal mostly on kids with weak immune system. You should therefore seek confirmation that the lizards you buy have been immunized and tested to ensure that they are free from any bacteria
How to Choose Your Lizards
Your purchase should only be from reputable breeders, who will sell you captive-bred pet lizards. Avoid wild types of lizards because they are prone to diseases and parasites, hence will only give you stress more so when you add their taming challenges.
Apart from the health challenges that wild lizards will give you, they are stressful to acquire considering that you have to capture and transport them to your home. You may even injure them at the time of capturing and that adds you the burden of treating it even before you start enjoying rearing your pet lizards. Before the wild lizards settle in the captivity of your cage at home, a lot of time will have been wasted unlike the case of the ones you get from a breeder that are already used to the captive conditions.
The Types of Lizards You Should Go For
Lizard keeping is not as challenging as you may think because you can start as a beginner and graduate to keeping the serious types of lizards that need serious care. For that reason, go for the easier species to handle, such as Crested geckos, Leopard Geckos, Fat Tailed Geckos, Blue Tongued Skinks, Bearded Dragons and Green Anoles.
After you are comfortable with lizards, you can then move on to other lizard types that are kept by experienced owners, which include Iguanas, Savannah Monitors, Chinese Water Dragons and Chameleons.