What you think when you hear the word ‘the lizard’? Tiny Creator? Sucking one? Interesting one?
Well… In this article, I brought you some interesting things regard lizard families and what kind of reptiles suits well for the home and as a pet. Lizards’ families are scientifically called as reptiles. It lives in diverse environment and on own. Mostly reptiles have four short hooves and one long tail according to their original size. And, most of the reptiles are smaller in size but some kinds are beyond that. There is a say, snakes and lizards carries similar kind of body structure. Yes, it does but not all the structure. Lizards have feet (four legs) and ears, but snakes don’t. Mostly lizards don’t suit for human life because they are poisonous and dangerous in some case, but can be kept and made as a pet in some (good) ways. Lizards have good capable to communicate with their families creator through their body languages, color on their bodies or producing some unique sound. Lizards have tendency to cut their tail on own when they are in danger (to avoid predator involve). In such cases, I brought some best kinds of reptiles’ suits well for home stay.
7. Bearded Dragon lizard
Bearded dragon lizard is the common name, but scientifically termed as Pogona. It is mostly available and originated from Australia. Bearded dragon lizards usually to be live in dry open woodland, semi-desert, rocky areas and dry areas. Bearded dragon lizards are of two types, namely, Eastern Bearded Dragon lizard and Central Dragon lizard. Bearded dragon lizard grows around 30 to 60 cms long. And, it love to eat leafy greens, vegetables and non-citric fruits sometimes along with the insects.
6. Asian Agamid
Asian Agamid includes 300 varieties of species. Agamid are widely available in Africa, Asia, Australia and southern part of Europe. The best varieties of agamid are Bronchocela, Aphaniotis, Salea and Chinese water dragon. Asian agamid are colored reptiles which are considered as attracting part in it. Each agamid have unique characteristics and living habitat. Some agamid grow 30 to 80 cms and some agamid grow more than a meter. But agamid have similar characteristics, that is, eye sight. It got good eye for catching its prey.
5. Blue Tongued Skink
Blue Tongue Skink lizards are scientifically called as Tiliqua Nigrolutea. It is originated from Australia and widely available in New Guinea and Indonesia. It is named as Blue Tongued Skink because it got large blue tongue. It is considered as the best pet among other varieties of lizards. It is classified to some varieties, namely, Western Blue Tongued lizard, Centralian Blue Tongued lizard, Eastern Blue Tongued lizard and Stump-tailed Skink. It has tendency to catch their prey on own. And, sometimes it eats leafy greens along with water.
Chuckwalla is one of the largest lizards in reptiles’ family. It is mostly available and originated from Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico. Some chuckwalla can be found in the coastal islands. It is scientifically called as Sauromalus. It suit well for the home stay and as a pet. Chuckwalla is considered as largest and widest lizard. It got to have a belly like stomach and tapering tail. It grows around 75 to 80 cms. The best chuckwallas are large male chuckwalla in white tank mountain, Adult chuckwalla of Sonoran desert, Juvenile chuckwalla of Sonoran desert.
Tuatara is the combo of lizard and snake. It is an interesting species to study and have as a pet. It is originated from New Zealand. It is the very oldest species available from 200 million years ago. It is scientifically called as Sphenodon punctatus. Tuatara has tendency to hear well though it doesn’t have any external ears and has good and powerful eye sight to see the prey well even at night time. It generally grows around 80 cms or more depending on their characteristics.
Basilisk lizards are sometimes called as Jesus Christ lizards or Jesus lizards because it has tendency to walk on the water to certain distance. It is scientifically called as Basiliscus vittatus. It is originated from Southern Mexico, Central America and Northern South America. The attracting points of the basilisks are blue spots and yellow iris on all over the body. It has some wing like structure at the top of the body (as like the fish). It grows around 6 to 8 cms long. It has good tendency to walk on water and at good speed approximately 40 feet per second. It is considered as a good reptile to have as a pet.
Iguana is an herbivorous reptile, that is, vegetarian reptile. It is originated from Mexico, Central America and several islands such as Fiji and Caribbean. Some Iguana is safest reptile to have as pet and some Iguana doesn’t. Though Iguana has several species, the best known species are Green Iguana and Lesser Antillean iguana. Green iguana is safest and best for the home stay and as a pet. But, lesser Antillean iguana isn’t safest and preferred as a pet. It has multicolor over the body and grows around 1 to 1.5 meters long (really long).