Which liz makes the best pet?

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Which lizard makes the best pet?

Bearded Dragon
15
52%
Leopard Gecko
6
21%
Green Iguana
2
7%
Crested gecko
6
21%
 
Total votes : 29

Which liz makes the best pet?

Postby Leos r gr8 » Sat Aug 04, 2007 9:18 am

Hi guys and girls
I have never run a poll before so I thought I would run one now, the question is-Which lizard makes the best pet?
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Postby neko » Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:22 am

Other. Depends on the person....
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Postby Leos r gr8 » Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:10 pm

Can you be a bit more specific, indigenous? The leopard gecko definetly gets my vote!
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Postby Pythonodipsas » Sat Aug 04, 2007 5:09 pm

Leos r gr8, can you be a bit more specific. By best pet, I assume you mean the calmest, easiest to tame, lizard.

I dont keep 'pet shop' lizards but I have seen bearded dragons come running when their owner calls them and they seem to love being handled.

Unless you mean best pet as in: 'Nicest looking' then I would probably go with Crested gecko. If you mean this, it is like asking: 'what is your favorite movie'. It really boils down to personal choice.
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Postby Leos r gr8 » Sat Aug 04, 2007 5:26 pm

I really just meant your favourite, be it looks, temperament or tameness that make you like the specific liz
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Postby Pythonodipsas » Sat Aug 04, 2007 7:03 pm

Ok, then it's a pity you didn't add Blue tree monitor - Varanus macraei, as part of the poll. he he :)
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Postby Trayton » Sat Aug 04, 2007 7:10 pm

or rugosus for that matter :D
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Postby Natal_Black » Sat Aug 04, 2007 9:14 pm

Crested hands down for me. Do the other lizards on this pole also eat fruit puree?
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Postby Leos r gr8 » Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:02 am

I think Iguanas and beardies do!
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Postby Nasicornis » Sun Aug 05, 2007 3:15 pm

I would go for the beardies or the blue tongues (not included on the list).
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Postby snake-5 » Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:35 pm

I would love a cb komodo, nice and tame and none of that bacterial mouth saliva they have (a good ad here for dentine mouthwash) but mv vote from the list = bearded dragon, the little komodo.
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Postby Bushviper » Mon Aug 06, 2007 2:25 pm

Snake-5 you would be amazed at what a nice pet a komodo makes. When they are tame they are awesome animals to work with. I have been lucky enough to have that priviledge and it is something I will never forget.

I have had a good few lizards as pets in my life and the one that was the best pet and the one I miss the most is a Sand monitor Varanus gouldi flavirufus. This was one of the few lizards I have had that would come over when you called him and never once tried to bite. I would pay serious money to get one or two of these guys again.
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