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Plated Lizard
Plated Lizard

Live reptiles available only in Petco stores. Selection varies by store. Check your local store for availability.

Plated Lizard

Plated Lizard

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 décor 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.

Plated Lizard

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.



  • Plated lizards are covered in large scales called "osteoderms" -- scales that have bone in them.



SKU: 170127

Plated Lizard
Available in Petco stores

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