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Interested in a beginner lizard for your new exotic pet? Learn about different types of lizards with expert reptile tips in this free pet care video.

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Okay, today, while we figure out what the right beginner reptile--lizard--for you is, we're going to be focusing on three different species. We're going to talk a little bit about bearded dragons, we're going to talk a little bit about leopard geckos, and of course, my friend that I had in my hands a few minutes ago, the crested gecko. Now, what's the difference between these guys? What makes one better than the other? They're all great beginner lizards, and they're great places to start. The first thing we're going to talk about, is handle ability; how easily one is to handle and hold, as opposed to another. Now, what we'll start off with is the bearded dragon, who of course, what we're looking at here is a baby, but he will get rather large, eighteen to twenty-four inches--though personally, for me, I believe that's a good thing, as far as beginner lizards go. He's too--he's going to get too big to really lose in the house, say if you have a smaller--a younger child, if he does happen to lose control of a larger bearded dragon, he's not going to disappear into a crack somewhere, and you're never going to find him again. Chances are, he's going to be--he's going to be around. Bearded dragons are a very, very, very handle able lizard; they tend to be very docile and easygoing. As you can see, this guy's just happy and content to sit on my hand and chill out. Very, very easy to work with. The second lizard we're going to take a quick look at here is the leopard gecko, and the leopard gecko, as you can see, is a little bit more flighty. This is a little bit, that while they are handleable, a little bit more of a look at animal. They're not going to enjoy being handled like the bearded dragon seems to enjoy being handled. Really, he wants to be left alone. And then lastly, we have the crested gecko, who--while they are a little jumpy, and do like to run a little bit, are very, very tame, and very handleable lizard. And personally, I feel, to be one of the best beginner lizards out there.

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