The 10 Best Lizards to Keep As Pets

Though the Caiman Lizard is at the bottom of this list, it is still incredibly friendly and one of the better pet lizard types.

The Savannah Monitor is incredibly easy to tame, which gives beginners the fun of a larger reptile without the stress of controlling it.

The beautiful black and white tegu, a South American species, can grow to be nearly 4-5 feet long, and are characterized by gorgeous beaded black and white .

The African fire skink is easily one of the most popular types of skinks to adopt as a pet, primarily due to the beautiful red markings. 

The Chinese water dragon is native to south China, Vietnam, Thailand, southern China, and Cambodia.

 It is one of the easiest pets to find in stores and with breeders because they are among the easiest to take care of and are quite friendly and playful.

 They won’t need to be handled because of their ability to become stressed, so it may not be the best option for kids that want a more hands-on animal. 

 The leopard gecko, for example, is one of the most popular options.

If you want a little entertainment from your reptile, the green basilisk is the way to go

Green iguanas tend to be rather easy pet lizard types for beginners to take care of because there are no carnivorous tendencies. 

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