Live reptiles available only in Petco stores. Selection varies by store. Check your local store for availability.
Plated Lizards are most recognized for their unique scales that look like armored plates. They are a quite docile and easily tamed pet lizard. In their natural habitat they live in a rocky desert and should be provided with decor to allow for activity. A 20-gallon habitat or larger will allow for this. They should also be provided a basking area where they can climb up to absorb more heat. Plated Lizards also enjoy a variety of insects and are avid hunters. While they are easy to care for, their higher level of activity and quick pace makes them better suited for a slightly more advanced or intermediate reptile keeper.
Available for sale in Petco stores.
Native To: Africa
Adult Size: 24-30"
Temperature: 70-85°F; basking 90-100°F
Care Level: Intermediate
Scientific Name: Gerrhosaurus sp.
Most Active During: Daytime (diurnal)
Life Span: 10+ years
Eats: Crickets, mealworms, superworms.
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