beginner desert lizards

Natemass

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my girlfriend really wants her own lizard and she seems to like the desert species. she loves mali urmastyx but they get to big. i want something that will fit in a 20L once its an adult. money is kind of a issue so nothing crazy.

Thanks

Nate
 

Takumaku

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Are geckos in general out or just leopard geckos? If not, a banded gecko will fit the bill too.

If you don't mind a non-desert specie, a crested gecko will fit your bill.

A collared lizard (Crotaphytus collaris) might fit your fill also, but I don't have any experience with them.
 

Mushroom Spore

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A collared lizard (Crotaphytus collaris) might fit your fill also, but I don't have any experience with them.
No, they need like a 30g at LEAST.

OP, what's wrong with a leo? You aren't going to find much else, especially if you aren't willing to spend much money.
 

Taceas

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I kind of like the common Fence Lizards. I got some in as feeders a couple of years ago and they were too darn cute to feed off. :rolleyes:

Whatever desert-ish species you get, just stay away from sand/calci-sand as a substrate.
 

LeilaNami

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If you don't mind the aggressive little buggers called collared lizards I would go with them.
 

SkorpNtrants

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No you will get some sandfish and that is that!

haha just kidding, but they are awesome lizards!
 
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