I never used to like lizards; I was always a dog person (I still am, to an extent). However, ever since I was exposed to lizards about a year ago by my girlfriend, I've grown to love them. Here's some reasons why:
1. They’re chill.
Instead of running around all over the place, lizards tend to just hang out a soak in the sun.
2. They don’t care too much about you.
While some pets may bug you constantly throughout the day, lizards are content with being by themselves. And even though they're okay with being alone, they’re still able to have fun with friends.
3. They come in all sorts of shapes.
There are over 6,000 species of these little guys, and while not all of them are pets, those that are run the gambit of size shape and color. Armadillo Girdled Lizards are spiky and fearsome in appearance, while African Fat-Tailed Geckos are plump and soft.
Above, the aforementioned Armadillo Girdled Lizard stands poised on a rock, ready for whatever comes their way.
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Here, the African Fat-tailed Gecko is curled and smiling on a small stone block.
4. They’re literally mini-dragons.
Many types of lizards are called dragons and they certainly look the part, especially with their sharp claws and wise eyes. Their proud posture tells you that they’ve been around the block for quite a while and have made a name for themselves.
5. They stand up for themselves.
Now, most pets are sure to defend themselves when in need, but I have found that few do so in such style as lizards. Instead of going for actual attacks, they seem to favor scaring you instead. Have no fear, however, as any brave lizard owner knows that there’s more bark than bite in their pet.
Lizards seem to be great pets. Though I've never had a pet lizard, I can't see my future being complete without one, and I'm excited to give my future lizard pal a wonderful life!