Hi, Thinking of getting a Lizard !

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    xXExplodexX Active Member

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    I found interested in getting either a Bearded Dragon, Blue Tongue Skink, Shingle back or an Ackie( Ridge- Tailed Monitor) I'm allowed to keep of Two lizards. Which one would be a good starter ? How big of an enclosure do I need to house it for the rest of their lives. ( I already searched a care sheet on an Bearded Dragon and Blue Tongue Lizard.) (Would you recommend an Ackie for a starter lizard ? How big do they get ?)

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    Blue tongues are great that was my first reptile :)

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    Shinglebacks are pretty wonderful,....
    depends on what ur after, do you want something active to watch, or something that doesnt mind handling,...?
     
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    What would you recommend. Thinking of getting something that you can handle and something that is very active though out the day.
     
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    I would think Beardy or blue tongue, really common, lots of info on them and eat great, handle great. Not sure on the ackie, never had experience with them as I am young but know from helping out at a pet store that they are easy to care for.
     
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    Thanks. Was thinking of getting a Blue Tongue and Shingle Back . Thought I might try to start off with a different type of lizard/ Skink. Like an Ackie. ( I was personally thinking of buying a Shingle Back. But not sure how they will put up with the Northern Queensland humidity. )
     
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    good point with the humidity,.... i didnt think to check ur location, oops!!
     
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    Would a dehumidifier work ?
     
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    I got my first 3 lizards last week. I got 3 bearded dragons :)
     
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    Cool. Good luck with them :)
     
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    Ackies are cat 4 in WA, IDK about QLD, but that means most beginers cant get them here. They arnt that much harder to keep though.

    Beardies are a good choice, dont mind being handled, can get quite friendly even, and can be fun to feed and watch. I always though bluetongues a bit boring, plus we get plenty of them in our yard anyway, but im probably being unfair.

    Whatever you chose, good luck, enjoy and please take care of them !
     
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    Go the beardie for sure!
     
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    Thanks. I have my eyes set on a Bearded Dragon, Blue Tongue Skink and Shingle Back. I have done research on them. First i'm saving up to buy the proper enclosures for them and proper equipment for them. After I buy that, then I can start getting into the lizard hobby :)
     
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    Get a hypo beardie, I have a beardie baby that runs around my backyard (it is wild) and they are just awesome to watch and even when I have caught it, it is still quite chill. Great beginner lizard.
     
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    +1 for Beardeds
     
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    Hopefully in 1-3 months, I will be getting some lizards. For now, i'm just buying the equipment and enclosures first.
     
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    That's what I did before I got mine
     
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    central beardie or blue tongue they tend to be easier to handle and are friendly inquisitive reptiles. i own both and they are great pets.
     
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    Thanks. What about an Ridge Tail Monitor ( Ackie) ? I will be buying a Blue Tongue, Bearded dragon, Still thinking either an Shingle Back or Ackie ?
     
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    i have 2 ridge tails they are about 6 weeks old and they are very fast and skiddish, not something you can hold and handle as well as a beardie or bluey but they are great to have as pets and watch. but if you want something a bit easier to handle go with the shingle back.
     
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