Reptile pets such as lizards may make for interesting and unusual pets but lizards and other reptiles need specialist care and some can be a challenge to keep well. They are also expensive to care for properly.
Reptile and amphibian pets have very specific housing requirements such as specialised lighting, humidity and heat. Most health problems in reptile and amphibian pets relate to poor management and lack of knowledge about their basic needs and requirements.
For example, a baby iguana may look quite small but can be nearly one and a half metres long when full-grown. This is just one indicator that as reptiles grow, they will need more and more housing space.
Dietary requirements may also come as a surprise. The correct food may need to be sourced from a reptile food specialist as the reptile’s diet may include insects or rodents.
Please make sure if you are considering such a pet that you contact us at Moycullen Vet Clinic and we will be happy to provide you with further details and advice.