Any lizard keepers here?


#1

Back home used to keep many different critters. Lizards, especially monitors, geckos and chameleons have a very special place in my heart. I realise recent changes have stopped the trade of many of these but still love keeping them. Any other herp enthusiasts around?


#2

I do not keep them but there are way too many geckos in my apartment.

If you have any pointers that would aid in their survival I´d be much obliged.


#3

Do spouses count?


#4

Meet my new best friend. Belinda the big-eyed rat snake.


#5

Everyone has one are two geckos in the house probably, but not as a pet.


#6

I have one that I drain every day, usually multiple times.


#7

I don’t but I’d like to.


#8

You can go anywhere up in the mountains and catch them.


#9

I’ve seen and caught them (well, maybe not geckos but other lizards), but I wouldn’t take any home… I don’t think they would have enough food and probably the animal would die if it doesn’t escape before.


#10

I didn’t say take them home!


#11

Then I don’t understand your response to my response to your response.


#12

Catch, look, release!


#13

Ya Taiwan has some cool ones no doubt. But I’m generally against wild caught stuff. Though keepingb naturalised tokay geckos or veiled chameleons etc I have no moral issues with here. Funnily, back home we used to breed and sell African land snails, now I look back and grin


#14

The lizards with the blue tail are nice to watch.


#15

Ya. But they’re just the young ones. Many skinks have ultra colorful tails until they’re old or pose them.

I also get into deep conversations with Taiwanese friends about skinks, and why they are based on their Chinese name: 4 legged snake. Many, surprisingly, think they are actually snakes.


#16

I am terrified of those giant snails. In the old country we got poisonous similar things. Horrible, horrible.


#17

I think I heard before that there are chameleons in Taiwan but I’m not sure. where are they, in the South?


#18

Refrain from eating them. Problem solved.


#19

Not if one believes this distribution map


#20

The Taipei zoo has some real nice iguanas