Originally Posted by dmuddle
Isnt this a tropical fish forum not a lizard forum haha, I could get some information for you just tell me what you want to know
Lol this is the "Finless Friends" section of the forum. Most of us own more than just fish.
We had one a few years ago, but we gave him away when my brothers got bored of him and stopped caring for him. The third pet they managed to talk my mom into without research, and not the last to pay for their mistakes either. Honestly I sometimes wonder how I'm related to these people...
Lol anyways, we got him as a baby, he was roughly the length of my hand, but boy did he grow fast! I think we had him a little over a year, and he more than double in length. This meant he shed a lot!
As for his set up, I forget which size tank he had, but it wasn't meant to be permanent. He had sand, a water dish, and a log with a shade spot. The heat lamp was on a timer, and half the tank had a heating pad. I can't remember the temperature he was kept at. Just a warning, their poop smells HORRIBLE. It would stink up the whole room, and unless the lid on the garbage bag was tight, the smell would get into the whole house. So try and scoop it out of there as quick as possible.
As for diet, I remember ours eating live crickets and veggies, but I can't remember how much or how often. We loved watching him eat those crickets! It was too cute. Be sure to handle him often to keep him friendly. Ours got nippy after the boys stopped taking him out often.
Be sure to post some pics! I love these guys, wish I would've been able to care for ours but unfortunately I was young at the time and had my own pets to care for.