What are the most playful species of reptiles in Australia?

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Nope, unfortunately no reptiles show affection towards humans, some accept you, but no affection. Sorry if I sounded stubborn there :) if you want something to potentially follow you around or cuddle with you, I'd get a bearded dragon, they can be quite fun and playfull at times. Hope this helps! :)
 

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as elapidhooks says, a bearded dragon is possibly the most affectionate species. I have about 10 species and these would be the only ones that look forward to you being there, apart from my lace monitors
 
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Nope, unfortunately no reptiles show affection towards humans, some accept you, but no affection. Sorry if I sounded stubborn there :) if you want something to potentially follow you around or cuddle with you, I'd get a bearded dragon, they can be quite fun and playfull at times. Hope this helps! :)
Thanks for the specific answer, just learned from it and thanks for sharing.
 

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I have to put in a qualifier, when I said Beardies, I specifically meant Central Bearded Dragons (Pogona vitticeps) and also Dwarf Bearded Dragons (P.minor) because Pygmy Bearded Dragons (P.henrylawsoni) are not very keen on handling . I have several of each and have had for years.
 

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Are there any that love to play, or follow you around or show affection?
Here's an example of a crocodile that did make friends with his rescuer. But I doubt you have the room for a 4 meter croc. as a friend.

And I do recall a documentary about reptiles that showed a Komodo Dragon that did relax with visible pleasure when his keeper stroked him.

So I'm sure there are some, my guess is a monitor of some sort. They are very intelligent animals.
 

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you're right about monitors ,here is my female lacie giving my ear a lick. I can give the male a cuddle but I don't think I'd trust him that close to my ear20211009_123736 (1).jpg
 

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Awwwww! That's absolutely adorable! Even if it's most likely just demanding food.... it's still nice to be noticed!
 

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I had a Stimson python that loved me so much, she would chase me around he room with her mouth open. Sweet little thing.
that's pretty cool

Here's an example of a crocodile that did make friends with his rescuer. But I doubt you have the room for a 4 meter croc. as a friend.

And I do recall a documentary about reptiles that showed a Komodo Dragon that did relax with visible pleasure when his keeper stroked him.

So I'm sure there are some, my guess is a monitor of some sort. They are very intelligent animals.
ridge tailed monitors are awesome fun and love playing with you. my pair love to run and jump up the stairs.
 

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