In the realm of exotic pets, lizards currently are among the “in” critters. (As further proof of their popularity, a particularly cute little Australian-accented devil even stars in a well-known TV commercial for car insurance.) Depending on the types of lizards, they’re easy to care for, have nice dispositions and are a good choice for people who suffer from allergies to traditional pets, such as cats and dogs, or who spend long hours away from home. Here is background information and guidelines for pet shops who wish to work with these red-hot-right-now pets. The Most Popular Pet Lizards I would suggest sticking with the low-maintenance models for starters. As such, these lizards make good pets for beginners:
- They remain relatively small, from 8 to 10 inches.
- Unlike many other lizards, these do not require special UV lighting.
- They’re pretty, with cute faces and cool markings.
- They’re friendly; they bond easily with their human families.
- These lizards are easy to train.
- They are odor-free.
- They enjoy longevity, and can live for up to 20 years.
- They’re inexpensive.