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Monday, September 3, 2018

Choosing The Best Pet Lizard: 3 Types of Geckos


If you’re looking to add reptiles to your family, geckos are a great and popular choice. They’re ideal pet lizards for beginners. Not only are geckos interesting pets that are so unique looking—you might even say they’re adorable, but they’re also relatively low-maintenance. While there are 2,000 types of geckos worldwide, only a few are bred to be pets, and each has varying levels of care to consider when choosing the right one for you.

“Certain gecko species are relatively low maintenance and forgiving for new reptile owners, though they still need owners to do research to determine proper husbandry before coming home,” says Dr. Kristin Gill, DVM, at Blue Pearl Specialty & Emergency Pet Hospital in Sarasota, Florida.

And “all reptiles can carry salmonella as part of their normal gut flora,” she says, so always wash your hands after handling them.

To help, here is a primer on the three most popular types of geckos that make great pets and what you’ll need to properly care for them.

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