The African thick-tailed gecko (Hemitheconyx caudicinctus) is a lizard belonging to the Gekkonidae family and lives in West Africa, from Senegal to Cameroon. It occurs in semi-arid areas, in places with a large number of shelters. During the day, hiding under the rocks, in crevices and shelters. Moves openly during the night.
A bearded agama or a bearded lizard (Pogona vitticeps) is originally from Australia, which is now quite accessible, as it is bred in captivity without any problems. It is well suited for both beginners and experienced reptile lovers. Due to its complaisance and small size (40-50 cm), ease of maintenance, it has become very popular in recent years.
The Central Asian tortoise (Latin Testudo horsfieldii) or the steppe is a small and popular domestic land tortoise. It is interesting that in English-speaking countries it is called - Russian tortoise. The small size allows you to keep the Central Asian turtle even in the apartment, in addition, it is quite active as for such a leisurely animal.
A collared iguana (Crotaphytus collaris) lives in the southeastern United States, where it lives in very different conditions, from green meadows to arid deserts. The size of the collared iguana is up to 35 cm, and the life expectancy is 4-8 years. Content If collared iguanas grew to the size of monitor lizards, it is very likely that they would crowd them out.
The Australian Water Agama (Physignathus lesueurii) is a lizard of the Agamidae family, of the genus Agamidae. It lives in eastern Australia from Lake Victoria to Queensland. A small population is also found in southern Australia. Living in nature As the name implies, the water agama is kept in water bodies and is a semi-aquatic species.
Yemeni chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus) is a fairly large, complex in content chameleon. But, at the same time, it is interesting and unusual, although the usual word is hardly suitable for any of the chameleons. Yemeni chameleons are regularly bred in captivity, which made them quite common, as they adapt better and live longer than those caught in nature.
The fiery skink Fernandi is a rather large lizard (size up to 37 cm), popular for its bright color. They are pretty tame and calmly carry when picked up. Natives of Africa, fire skinks like to dig in and hide under the roots. Most skinks are imported from nature, but gradually it becomes popular and individuals grown in nature appear.
Felsuma Madagascar magnificent (Phelsuma grandis) or Felsuma grandis is very popular among lovers of exotic. Love her for the bright and contrasting color, as well as ideal sizes for home terrarium. In addition, breeders are introducing new, even brighter forms of felsum. Living in nature As you might guess, daytime geckos live on the island of Madagascar, as well as on nearby islands.
Helmet-bearing basilisk (Basiliscus plumifrons) is one of the most unusual lizards that can be kept in captivity. Bright green in color, with a large crest and unusual behavior, it resembles a miniature dinosaur. But, at the same time, a fairly spacious terrarium is needed for the helmet-bearing basilisk, and it is nervous and completely unhandled.
Green iguana or common iguana (lat. Iguana iguana) is a large lizard of the iguana family, feeding on vegetation and leading a tree lifestyle. Despite their size, lizard buffs often contain a green iguana at home. Dwelling in nature The common iguana lives throughout tropical and subtropical North and South America.
Blue-tongued skink (Latin Tiliqua scincoides) or an ordinary gigantic lizard, one of the subspecies, but all the things described below are suitable for all other types of skinks, including giant (Latin Tiliqua gigas). Blue-language skinks are ideal for beginners, since they have a sea of charm and an interesting look, but they will also be interested in advanced ones, it is not an easy task to breed skinks, and some subspecies are also extremely rare.
Carolina anolis (lat.Anolis carolinensis) or North American red-necked anolis is the most common captive species from the entire anolis family. A bright green color, with a luxurious throat bag, an active lover of climbing and an accurate and fast hunter. Caroline anoles are smart, love when they feed them with their hands and will become a great lizard for beginners.
Jackson's chameleon or three-horned chameleon (Latin Trioceros jacksonii) is still quite rare. But, it is quite bright and unusual, so that popularity will come. Living in nature Three species of these horned chameleons live in Africa: Jackson's chameleon Chamaeleo jacksonii jacksonii, about 30 cm in size, lives in Kenya, near Nairobi.
Australian lizard (Lat. Chlamydosaurus kingii) belongs to the Agamidae family, and is known even to those people who are of little interest to lizards. With what? It resembles a dragon, and certainly is remembered even by random people. In the lacrimal lizard (did you notice the characteristic name?), A fold of skin filled with blood vessels is located on the head.
Ciliary gecko-bananoe (Latin Rhacodactylus ciliatus) was considered a rare species, but now it is quite actively bred in captivity, at least in Western countries. He hails from New Caledonia (a group of islands between Fiji and Australia). The gecko banana-eater is well suited for beginners, as it is unpretentious and interesting in behavior.
Description and features This snake from the viper family does not differ in large sizes. The length of her body usually does not exceed 90 cm. However, this representative of the reptile world is taken by serpentologists for a special note, due to her extreme danger. Fortunately, such poisonous creatures are found only in desert areas and for no reason do not seek to attack a person.
Among the remaining reptiles, turtles stand apart. None of the mentioned reptile classes have such an interesting design anymore - a hard shell, and a body is enclosed inside. Why nature came up with this, we can assume. They live from ancient times, the fossil remains of turtles can be traced in history to about 220 million years.
The bearded lizard (otherwise - the Bearded, linear agama) is one of those reptiles that is well adapted to keeping in the house and without any particular problems can produce offspring in an amateur terrarium. It is a calm and friendly person. Moreover, it is quite peculiar in appearance and habits.
The indefatigable Portuguese and Spanish sailors discovered new lands for us, people living on distant shores, plants that in Europe did not know before them, and animals that had not been seen there before. In Ceylon, they saw an amazing snake, which they called "cobra de capello" - "hat snake" - because it expanded its neck, making it look like a hat with brim.
From early childhood we know that the snake is not poisonous. However, few of us know that this reptile is the emblem of medical science. There is a story that a plague raged in Rome a very long time ago. The priests found out from the books of the famous Sibyl, the most powerful priestess, that the pestilence would end if they brought the god Aesculapius.