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Best handling lizard/gecko

Postby LizardLover » Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:33 pm

I'm looking for the best handling lizard/ gecko. By handling I mean it likes to be held in your hand or enjoys sitting on your shoulder. I would love to get a beardie, but sadly their illegal in my area :(. So any one have another lizard for me? Maybe an Iguana, or are they also illegal? Another thing, I know a guy in Kuilsrivier that has a beardie but he says that he has a special permit for it. Didn't believe him thou.
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Re: Best handling lizard/gecko

Postby kfc223 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:49 pm

Green iguanas are also illegal.

I heard that African fat tails are legal now, but you will have to ask around. I know creasted gecko's are also legal.
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Re: Best handling lizard/gecko

Postby Lillypod » Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:58 pm

I'm glad I live in KZN... Good luck in finding something nice for you.
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Re: Best handling lizard/gecko

Postby LizardLover » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:56 pm

Hmmm cresties sounds about good, although they are nocturnal and would not like to be held in day light. Do you guys maybe know if Iguana's are legal?
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Re: Best handling lizard/gecko

Postby wadekilian » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:13 pm

You can hold them during the day, I just find geckos to be more active at night.

Bjorn has bred Cresties before, try asking him if he has any left.
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Re: Best handling lizard/gecko

Postby kfc223 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:33 pm

As I said before Iguanas are still very illegal.
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Re: Best handling lizard/gecko

Postby Bushviper » Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:08 pm

Lizards do not generally like sitting on your shoulder. They will tolerate it but if a gecko gets a fright it will jump and that generally means the insides will be "out sides" and it will linger and die.

Rather get a parrot or parakeet to sit on your shoulder.
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