An Overview of Lizards for Sale on Reptilessales.com
Reptilessales.com offers a wide selection of lizards for sale, including geckos, anoles, skinks, and more. Whether you’re looking for a small, easy-to-care for leopard gecko or a stunning panther chameleon, you’re sure to find a lizard that meets your needs.
Leopard geckos are one of the most popular pet lizards. They are easy to care for, docile, and come in a variety of bright colors. Leopard geckos can live 15-20 years, so they are a long-term commitment. They require a properly heated and lit enclosure with hiding spots. Leopard geckos eat live insects like crickets and mealworms.
Anoles, like the green anole, are small, active lizards that do well in groups. They are inexpensive and their small size means they don’t require as much space. However, anoles can be more difficult to handle and care for compared to leopard geckos or bearded dragons. Anoles eat live insects and some pre-made pelleted food.
For experienced owners, chameleons can make fascinating pets. However, they have complex needs and can be more difficult to care for properly. Chameleons require live insects and foliage in their enclosure. The panther chameleon and veiled chameleon are popular species. Chameleons can live 3-10 years, depending on the species.
Reptilessales.com ensures all animals are captive-bred and in good health before being listed for sale. When you buy from Reptilessales.com, you can feel confident you’re getting a high-quality, healthy lizard to join your family.
Popular Lizards for Sale: Leopard Geckos, Bearded Dragons, and More
If you’re in the market for a pet lizard, ReptilesSales.com offers some of the most popular species. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced herpetoculturist, you’ll find a perfect new scaly friend.
These docile, easy-to-care for geckos make ideal pets for novice owners. Native to Pakistan and India, leopard geckos can live up to 30 years. They grow up to 10 inches long and eat commercially available crickets and mealworms. With the proper heat lamp and habitat, leopard geckos can thrive.
Originally from Australia, bearded dragons are intelligent and interactive lizards that can live 15-20 years. They require a varied diet of insects and vegetables and a large enclosure with opportunities for exercise outside their habitat. Bearded dragons grow up to 24 inches and need specialized UVB lighting and temperature regulation. An affectionate “beardie” can become quite tame and socialized to human contact.
For experienced owners, chameleons offer a rewarding challenge. These exotic lizards from Africa and Madagascar can live 3-10 years depending on species. Specialized caging, lighting, and feeding are essential to a chameleon’s wellbeing. A variety of nutritious feeder insects should make up most of their diet. Chameleons grow to between 6 to 24 inches, depending on species. Proper handling and interaction at a young age help socialize these solitary, territorial lizards.
With the necessary commitment to their specialized needs, lizards can make fascinating and long-lived pets. ReptilesSales.com strives to provide healthy, captive-bred specimens and resources for their lifelong care. Please research the needs of any lizard before purchasing to ensure you can properly care for these complex creatures.
What do lizards eat
Lizards are opportunistic eaters, consuming a variety of foods. As lizard owners, it is important to provide your pet with a balanced and nutritious diet to keep them happy and healthy.
The majority of lizards are insectivores, meaning insects make up a large portion of their diet. Crickets, mealworms, waxworms, and feeder roaches are all excellent sources of protein for lizards. Gut-loaded (recently fed) insects are more nutritious. Offer appropriately sized insects for your lizard 2-3 times a week.
Fruits and Vegetables
While insects should make up the bulk of an adult lizard’s diet, fruits and vegetables provide essential vitamins and minerals. Lizards enjoy leafy greens (kale, spinach, lettuce), squash, carrots, and berries. Thoroughly wash, chop, and shred produce before offering. Only provide as much as your lizard will eat in one sitting to avoid spoilage.
Commercial Pelleted Food
In addition to live feeders and produce, a quality pelleted food formulated for lizards will ensure your pet receives proper nutrition. Pellets can be left in the enclosure daily as your lizard’s primary diet or to supplement live feeders and produce 2-3 times a week.
Calcium and Vitamin Supplements
Lizards require extra calcium and vitamins, especially D3 and A. Use supplements 2-3 times a week by lightly dusting insects, pellets, and produce. Do not oversupplement, as too much of certain vitamins can be harmful. Follow the directions on product packaging for proper dosage.
By offering a diverse and balanced diet, your lizard will live a long and healthy life as your companion. Pay close attention to your lizard’s appetite and stool to ensure they are receiving adequate nutrition. Make adjustments as needed, and consult an exotic animal vet with any concerns about your lizard’s diet or eating habits.
Is a gecko a lizard
While geckos are reptiles and are closely related to lizards, there are some differences between the two that are important to understand if you’re considering purchasing a gecko.
Geckos are primarily insectivores, meaning they eat insects and other small invertebrates. Geckos will eat feeder insects like crickets, mealworms, waxworms, and feeder roaches. Lizards have a more varied diet and many species are omnivorous, eating both plants and animals. Some lizards eat other reptiles, amphibians, eggs, and even small mammals.
Geckos are mostly nocturnal and arboreal, living in trees and forests. They have specialized toe pads that allow them to climb smooth surfaces and even walk upside down. Lizards occupy a wider range of habitats, including deserts, grasslands, and forests. While some lizard species are arboreal, many live primarily on the ground.
Geckos have a distinctive appearance with their large eyes, sticky toe pads, and often vibrant coloration and markings. Most geckos lack eyelids and have to lick their eyes to keep them moist. Lizards show much more diversity in their appearance. Some have frills, spines, or horns, while others have dull coloration that acts as camouflage. Lizards also have claws rather than adhesive toe pads.
In summary, while geckos and lizards are closely related and share some characteristics, there are distinct differences in their diet, habitat, and appearance that set them apart. If you’re looking to purchase a gecko, be sure you can properly care for its specialized needs regarding food, environment, lighting, and handling. With the right approach, a gecko can make an interesting pet reptile.
Reptilessales.com FAQ – Your Top Questions on Lizards Answered
Reptilessales.com aims to provide comprehensive information to help you care for your new lizard. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about lizards:
What is the difference between a lizard and a gecko?
Lizards and geckos are both reptiles in the order Squamata, but geckos are a specific family of lizards with some distinct characteristics. Geckos have fused eyelids, sticky toe pads, and make a clicking sound, while most lizards have movable eyelids, claws instead of pads, and do not click. Some well-known geckos include leopard geckos and crested geckos.
What do lizards eat?
Lizards are primarily insectivores, meaning they eat insects and other small invertebrates. The specific diet will depend on the species of lizard, but commonly includes:
- Feeder roaches
Some lizard species will also eat small reptiles, amphibians, eggs, berries, and plants. Always research the particular diet of your lizard species to ensure its nutritional needs are met.
How often do I need to feed my lizard?
Most adult lizards can be fed 2-3 times per week. Young lizards require daily feeding. Only feed your lizard as much food as it can eat in one feeding to avoid obesity and other health issues. Remove any uneaten food from the enclosure after a few hours to avoid pest infestation.
What size enclosure does my lizard need?
Enclosure size depends on your lizard’s size and activity level. A good rule of thumb is:
- Small lizards (under 6 inches): 10 gallon aquarium
- Medium lizards (6-12 inches): 20 gallon long aquarium
- Large lizards (over 12 inches): 40 gallon breeder aquarium or larger
Lizards are active animals and need ample space. Provide branches or platforms at multiple levels for climbing and basking. Add hides, plants, and other decor to keep your lizard stimulated.
Please let us know if you have any other questions about lizard care. We are happy to help in any way we can.