Lizard people(and others),
Im looking into turning my spare 55 gal into a dry set up. (Ive enough humid habitats,thank you)
Occasional misting is fine if needed,as well as drip system or waterfall. Im looking for small lizards (6" approx) that are relativly easy to care for with correct caging.
Cricket feeding.With occasional other insect treats. Community animals. Id like 3-4 animals.
While looking around at fence lizards and swifts and such I discovered an overwhelming variety.Too much to process without help.

Ideas?
AD
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Lizard people(and others), Im looking into turning my spare 55 gal into a dry set up. Ideas?

Here are a few suggestions, although most are slightly larger than the 6" you are looking for, they will easily accommodate the 55 gallon tank you currently have.
Bearded Dragon
Plated Lizards
Banded Geckos
Mali Uromastyx
Just a few suggestions.
~Wade
Lizard people(and others), Im looking into turning my spare 55 gal into a dry set up. (Ive enough humid habitats,thank ... relativly easy to care for with correct caging. Cricket feeding.With occasional other insect treats. Community animals. Id like 3-4 animals.

Collard lizards? You would want only one male per setup but I've seen multiple females housed together. They meet all your requirements, can be quite pretty, are very active and fun to watch.

Good luck,
Luke

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Lizard people(and others), Im looking into turning my spare 55 gal into a dry set up. Ideas?

Here are a few suggestions, although most are slightly larger than the 6" you are looking for, they will easily accommodate the 55 gallon tank you currently have. Bearded Dragon Plated Lizards Banded Geckos Mali Uromastyx Just a few suggestions. ~Wade

Il check into 'em
Thanks
AD
Lizard people(and others), Im looking into turning my spare 55 ... occasional other insect treats. Community animals. Id like 3-4 animals.

Collard lizards? You would want only one male per setup but I've seen multiple females housed together. They meet all your requirements, can be quite pretty, are very active and fun to watch. Good luck, Luke

Actually Ive always wanted some of these.
I had the impression they can be hard\stubborn feeders at times. Ill re-research
Thanks
AD
Lizard people(and others), Im looking into turning my spare 55 gal into a dry set up. (Ive enough humid habitats,thank ... around at fence lizards and swifts and such I discovered an overwhelming variety.Too much to process without help. Ideas? AD

How about curlytails? Leiocephalus sp. I have red-sided curlytails, this site has some info on Haitians:
http://www.reptileparadise.com/cs curlytail.htm
There are many species, they come from the Caribbean, and have been introduced in Florida. Most stay in the size range you want. They can be kept in groups and will interact, but aren't really handleable. They are insectivores, mine will eat crickets, mealworms and waxworms.

There are pics of mine at the bottom of this page: http://www.cepheid.org/~kiz/pscshow2.html
The lighting is bad, it doesn't show how pretty their markings are.

Jennifer
Collard lizards? You would want only one male per setup ... are very active and fun to watch. Good luck, Luke

Actually Ive always wanted some of these. I had the impression they can be hard\stubborn feeders at times.

Mine alwasy eat enthusiastically, leaping all over the cage to pounce on some poor helpless cricket. I imagine they need really high basking temperatures, so maybe those who were having feeding problems were keeping them too cold.
Luke

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Ideas?

Storrs monitors, if you can find them (and afford them). All the joys of a monitor at only a fraction the size!

I've no idea how they'll do in a community tank. Luke?

-Z
Storrs monitors, if you can find them (and afford them). All the joys of a monitor at only a fraction the size! I've no idea how they'll do in a community tank. Luke?

I've heard Storrs can be a bit anti-social at times. For best results, start with a group of hatchlings (preferably clutchmates) and raise them up together. You might still end up having to separate them, though.

Luke

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