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RE: What big lizard makes the best pet?

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Posted by: PHFaust at Sun Feb 19 20:53:40 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHFaust ]  
   

>>In terms of overall handleability, hardiness and ease of care?
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>>I'm considering an Argentine Tegu, Savannah Monitor, Blackthroat, or a Green or Rhino or Rock iguana.
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>>I don't want anything extremely huge like a nile or water monitor, but something that is a good sized lizard but can easily be handled.

I would say a nice captive bred tegu. I have dealt with the other species as rescues or with Cyclura, as pets. All are quite a challenge. A Tegu is a great stepping stone to start moving into the large stuff, IMHO
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