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

Of the 3000 plus different species of lizard that have been discovered there are considerable differences in the shape, size and lifestyle of these lizards.

Bearded Dragons are the most popular Lizard pet, they are well suited to captivity and are relatively easy to care for. They are friendly and they like begin handled unlike Chameleons whom on the other hand do not enjoy being handled and should only be observed from a distance.

Petmania Bearded Dragon

Company for Lizards

Lizards in general do not need company, but it is often proven that some bearded dragons and turtles live quite successfully together. This does depend on the living situation (there must be sufficient room) and the sex of the lizards. Do not house more than one male in the same vivarium and do not mix a male & a female during breeding season.

Lifespan of Lizards

The lifespan of lizards varies depending on the species but can be in excess of 20 years. 

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