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Petmania Reptile & Exotic Pet Care Advice Centre

Caring for Your Lizard

Lizards are reptiles, which means they are cold-blooded; lay eggs and are covered with scales instead of feathers or fur. Lizards, like snakes, require ample heat and light to survive in captivity. Lizards are vertebrate animals; that similarly to humans have a backbone, skull and ribs.

Of the 3000+ different species of lizard that have been discovered, there are considerable differences in their shape, size and lifestyles.

On these pages you will find expert advice and guidance on everything from choosing a Lizard as a pet (and what is the best species for you!) to expert advice on caring for your pet Lizard from our Pet Care Advisors and Exotic Pet Vet, Dr. Bobby Ortiz.

Lizard Care Advice

Popular Exotic Pets – Water Dragon

Choosing a Exotic Pet: What You Need to Know About Water Dragons Water Dragons are unusual but interesting pets, but there are many different things to consider when finding the newest member to your family, so how do you know that a Water Dragon is right for yours? Like any pet, a Water Dragon will require lots of love and care to help keep them healthy and well, so in this blog we are taking a look at Water Dragons,...

Popular Exotic Pets – Cameleon

Choosing a Exotic Pet: What You Need to Know About Cameleons Cameleons are wonderfully interesting pets, but there are many different things to consider when finding the newest member to your family, so how do you know that a Cameleon is right for yours? Like any pet, a Cameleon will require lots of love and care to help keep them healthy and well, so in this blog we are taking a look at Cameleons, and what you can expect if...

Housing Your Lizard-Choosing a Vivarium

One of the most important things to do before you even bring home your new pet lizard to ensure they have a place to live. Lizards need adequate housing that meets their physical and emotional needs. You want your lizard to feel safe and comfortable, while also keeping their enclosure the correct temperature and humidity. In this blog post, I will explain how to house your lizard, why heating and lighting is important, and what to include in his enclosure. Dr....

Common Healthcare Issues in Lizards

Reptiles have become increasingly popular as pets in the past number of years. Two of the most popular reptiles people enjoy keeping as pets are geckos and bearded dragons. Just like any other pet, these lizards can suffer from common health issues. It is important to understand what these issues are, how they are caused, and what can be done to prevent them to ensure your pet lizard lives a long, happy life (and many of them do). In this...

What Do Bearded Dragons Like To Eat? A Diet and Nutrition Guide

The Inland Bearded Dragon is the type of lizard most commonly kept as a pet. They are also known as Central Bearded Dragon. This dragon is very popular as they are docile and friendly, and make a great pet for children. To ensure your bearded dragon is kept happy and healthy, it is important he is fed a nutritious, balanced diet. Bearded dragons, or ‘beardies’ as they colloquially known, enjoy a variety off different foods. In this blog post, I will...

Popular Exotic Pets – Bearded Dragon

Choosing a Exotic Pet: What You Need to Know About Bearded Dragons Bearded Dragons are wonderfully interesting pets, but there are many different things to consider when finding the newest member to your family, so how do you know that a Bearded Dragon is right for yours? Like any pet, a Bearded Dragon will require lots of love and care to help keep them healthy and well, so in this blog we are taking a look at Bearded Dragons, and...

Popular Exotic Pets – Geckos

Choosing a Exotic Pet: What You Need to Know About Geckos Geckos are fantastic pets, but there are many different things to consider when finding the newest member to your family, so how do you know that a Gecko is right for yours? Like any pet, a Gecko will require lots of love and care to help keep them healthy and well, so in this blog we are taking a look at Geckos, and what you can expect if you...

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