Name/Common Name: African Fat-Tailed Gecko Scientific Name: Hemitheconyx caudicinctus African fat-tailed geckos are nocturnal ground dwelling lizards that originate from desert areas in West Africa, from Senegal through Ghana and Togo all the way over to Cameroon.
Argentine black and white tegus are sometimes simply called black and white tegus although this can lead to confusion as there is also a Colombian tegu (which is similar but smaller and less docile). Sometimes Argentine tegus are also called giant tegus or big-headed tegus.
1. Reptiles are “Low-Maintenance” Pets. Pets such as dogs and cats, though beloved by millions, require a lot of attention. Reptiles don’t. For one thing, pet reptiles don’t need to be fed every day. Every other day is fine, and some don’t even need to be fed that much. Although not recommended for children, huge pythons have been known to go a year without eating! I would never recommend that a pet snake be fed only once a year, but only feeding them a couple times a week is fine.
Common leopard geckos have openings on either side of their head as ears. A tympanic membrane covers and protects it. They use their ears to locate their prey. Healthy common leopard geckos have thick, fleshy tails; a thin tail is an indication that the gecko may be lacking good health.
The gecko most commonly kept as a pet is the leopard gecko; it’s a good starter reptile that’s also popular with experienced owners. Housing a Gecko Geckos need to be kept in tanks that have branches available for climbing, and plants of some kind (artificial can be used).
Green anoles are common and make a good beginner reptile. They have the advantage of being relatively small, inexpensive and easy to care for. It is fairly easy to meet their housing and dietary requirements, although some specialized equipment is required to properly set up a vivarium for anoles for the first time.
Savannah monitors are larger pet lizards that are known to be some of the more docile lizards of the monitor group. They aren’t really active lizards but usually tolerate handling quite well. This is not a pet for an amateur herpetologist. Savannah monitor lizards are popular pets in the United States but don't always thrive in captivity. Very specific conditions are required to keep these lizards healthy.