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Discussion in 'Australian Lizards and Monitors' started by Darcysmum, Mar 13, 2008.

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  1. Darcysmum

    Darcysmum New Member

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    :D Hi can someone tell me what would make the best lizard for a pet for my young son. It will be our first reptile and i am new at all of this so i have no idea. HELP PLEASE:D
     
  2. thals

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    id say a eastern bluey :) Great pets, very hardy and adaptable and easy to care for, awesome lil critters :D
     
  3. Fiona74

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    Yeah I'd say a bluey. I had 2 and they lived outside (as they occur naturally around here anyway) easy to feed and handle. My kids loved them.
     
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    Central bearded dragon. :)
     
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    Yeah i'd say bluey to.
     
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    yeah id say a bearded dragon. awesome little lizards and fun to keep.
     
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    Dragons!....yes are incredible ....have the own personalities!
     
  8. Bluie

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    so do blueys
     
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    I got my 7 year old a bluey first. Within a week we had another.... 3 weeks later 2 central beardies. Either make great pets and are alot of fun. Good luck with whatever you choose
     
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    i vote dragons, much better looking and alot more interesting for children then blueys
     
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    Well it looks like its narrowed down to bluey or dragon. Get a couple of both!
     
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    blueys are not as active as dragons. I could sit next to my dragons tanks for hrs just to watch their habits. Very active and alert animals and very nosy.
     
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    i dont have any lizards but i would say beardie because no offence to bluey lovers they just seem like a boring pet
     
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    I'd say a bluey, look at all the posts made by those new to the hobby begging for help and asking "my dragons not moving is it sick"? comments. Central Beardiees are a great animal but not something i'd recommend first up.

    I'd go a bluey but if you're after something with a little more character and a bit more hardy i would go a Ridge Tailed Monitor.
     
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    I must confess b4 I got another snake I was looking into getting a beardie rather than blueys again for the same reason hornet said. But I ended up with another python anyway.
     
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    Definately a central beardy, they are one of the few reptiles that doesnt seem to be bothered by being handled. Very easy to look after too.
     
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    salebrosus hit it on the head
     
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    I agree with Simone.

    Beardies are great but husbandry mistakes are common with new keepers, and baby beardies aren't all that forgiving. A bluey would probably be a little more robust for a first-time reptile owner.
     
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    they are some fat beardies in the pics.

    I say go with Barbatas......the under-rated beardy
     
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    Agree with the above..

    Blueys are bloody tuff.
     
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