Lizards Care Sheets

Madagascar Ground Gecko Care Sheet

Madagascar Ground Geckos (Paroedura picta) Madagascar Ground Geckos are tropical, terrestrial, nocturnal geckos with beautiful color patterns and with large eyes. They are native to the southern part of the island of Madagascar, located east of Africa in the Indian…

Golden Gecko Care Sheet

Golden Gecko (Gekko ulikovskii)   Golden Geckos (Gekko Ulikovskii) Golden geckos are an arboreal species native to Vietnam. Their care requirements are easily met, and they have personalities that make them very interesting to observe if one is willing to stay…

Blue Spiny Lizard Care Sheet

Blue Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus cyanogenys) Although occasional wild-collected blue spiny lizards may give birth to young in captivity, this beautiful lizard has not yet been truly captive bred. This care sheet offers suggestions on reptile supplies and husbandry.  Blue Spiny Lizard…

Giant Leaf-Tailed Gecko Care Sheet

The giant leaf-tailed gecko is native to Madagascar, where it inhabits rain forest habitat along the eastern coast. It has a relatively flattened body; a large, angular head with large eyes and vertical pupils; and very muscular legs it uses…

Australian Barking Gecko Care Sheet

Australian Barking Gecko (Underwoodisaurus milii) Facts The scientific name for the Thick-tailed gecko is Underwoodisaurus milii, and they are also referred to barking geckos. They are members of the Gekkonidae-- or Gecko family. Thick-tailed geckos are communal lizards native to Southern…

African Fat-Tailed Gecko Care Sheet

African fat-tailed geckos are not yet as widely available as the more common leopard geckos, but are now widely available online through breeders who specialize in their captive breeding

Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko Care Sheet

Satanic Leaf tailed gecko (Uroplatus phantasticas) There are few geckos as bizarre and as fascinating as the satanic leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus phatantasicas), also referred to as “Phants” for short.  These geckos' remarkable ability to mimic a leaf has captivated reptile…

Flap-Neck Chameleon Care Sheet

Flap-Neck Chameleon (Chamaeleo Dilepis) Distribution Widely distributed in Tropical and Southern Africa. In some parts of its range, such as Botswana, it is the only endemic chameleon species. In many regions its distribution is becoming restricted due to commercial farming…

Caiman Lizard Care Sheet

Care sheet for the Caiman Lizard (Dracaena guianensis) The Caiman lizard, Dracaena guianensis, is a large, heavy bodied lizard that is well adapted to life in and around water. Caiman lizards are native to South America around the Amazon River…

Frilled Lizard Care Sheet

The frilled lizard is world-famous for its impressive defensive display. Keep in mind when keeping them, though, that getting your pets to do this stresses them out and is not good for their overall health.

New Caledonian Giant Gecko Care Sheet

New Caledonian Giant Gecko (Rhacodactylus leachianus ssp.) One of the most spectacular and sought-after species of the Rhacodactylus genus is R. leachianus, with two subspecies that are presently recognized as giant geckos from New Caledonia, a group of islands northeast…