Care of Pet Chameleons

Chameleons are lizard species of the Chamaeleonidae family that have highly distinctive characteristics. As well as the ability to change color, they have parrot-like zygodactylous feet, independently moving stereoscopic eyes, very long and highly utilized tongues, and a prehensile tail. As pets, chameleons have specific requirements that make them less than perfect for the beginner.

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Care of Blue Tongued Skinks

Lizards referred to as Blue Tongued Skinks can be one of several species of the Tiliqua genus, but those kept as pets are most commonly of the Tiliqua scincoides subspecies. Blue Tongue Skinks can be an ideal beginner’s species of lizard because they are easily tamed and handled, but you should be aware that they can reach up to 20 inches in length and can live for up to 20 years.

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Housing Kingsnakes

Being powerful yet easy to handle and relatively docile, kingsnakes make interesting pets, since they’re quite active, and come in various vibrant colors. Kingsnakes get their name from their immunity to other snakes’ venom, and are quite capable of killing another snake. For this reason they must be housed alone.

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