- Aug 17, 2005
I just went to the pet store and i have been wanting to get a lizard for awhile because im not allowed to keep snakes at my apartment (my girl hates them anyways) and i had to get rid of my more venomous critters (scorpions, seeing how all my tarantulas were species like OBTs, and cobalts, yea them too...) but anyways, went into the store and was looking at the cheaper lizards and noticed a "Tokay Gecko". Well ive never heard of such a lizard and it was beautiful and was very very cheap for its size, so i asked to hold it. The owner was like NOooooooooo they are like the OBTs of the lizard world! So yea.... forget that crap! (By the way are Tokays that bad?).... well my other 2 options of what i looked at was a savannah monitor, but i was told they get pretty big and the one i held today wasnt shy about biting my finger which felt like someone taking vice grips to my finger and this thing was only like a foot long! So i was like screw that, whats gonna happen when it gets a lot bigger with teeth and i upset it! It seems it would be like a small alligator? No thank you. So my last option was this Mountain Horned Lizard, which was very nice and gentle and not at all skittish i was hooked! So for 30.00 and shelling out 22.00 for a nice heat mat, then buying a water dish, tropical substrate, screen top, 10 gallon enclosure, etc... i walked out with my little guy. Well now that i have him he is probably one of the neatest pets ive ever had, right now hes in my bedroom sitting on the window sill staring out the window. Very neat animal. Anyways, does anyone have any good information or links on these wonderful creatures? It would be much appreciated .