Desert reptiles for reptile room

9darlingcalvi

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I am planning on getting some reptiles for a future reptile room and I want it to be mainly us native desert/dry grassland species. I might get a leopard gecko but that would be it for exotic herps. Also amphibians are welcome too, maybe a few inverts but no centipedes
 

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A shovel nose snake (Chionactus) is a favorite of mine. Native small colorful and easy to keep. They love crickets. Primarily insectivores.
 

Salmonsaladsandwich

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Colorado river toads, banded geckos and alligator lizards are nice desert herps. Also collared lizards, though I think they're a little more high maintainence (like, similar to a bearded dragon.)
 

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If you have a good supply of ants available, a set up with Horned Lizards would be awesome.
 

schmiggle

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King snakes I think, and also hognose. There are plenty of vipers, but you probably don't want to go there.
 

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I am planning on getting some reptiles for a future reptile room and I want it to be mainly us native desert/dry grassland species. I might get a leopard gecko but that would be it for exotic herps. Also amphibians are welcome too, maybe a few inverts but no centipedes
I have been wanting a desert horned toad. They're small but interesting.
 
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