Picking Beginner Pet Lizards : Types of Lizards

Picking Beginner Pet Lizards : Types of Lizards

Okay, today, while we figure out what the
right beginner reptile–lizard–for you is, we’re going to be focusing on three different
species. We’re going to talk a little bit about bearded dragons, we’re going to talk
a little bit about leopard geckos, and of course, my friend that I had in my hands a
few minutes ago, the crested gecko. Now, what’s the difference between these guys? What makes
one better than the other? They’re all great beginner lizards, and they’re great places
to start. The first thing we’re going to talk about, is handle ability; how easily one is
to handle and hold, as opposed to another. Now, what we’ll start off with is the bearded
dragon, who of course, what we’re looking at here is a baby, but he will get rather
large, eighteen to twenty-four inches–though personally, for me, I believe that’s a good
thing, as far as beginner lizards go. He’s too–he’s going to get too big to really lose
in the house, say if you have a smaller–a younger child, if he does happen to lose control
of a larger bearded dragon, he’s not going to disappear into a crack somewhere, and you’re
never going to find him again. Chances are, he’s going to be–he’s going to be around.
Bearded dragons are a very, very, very handle able lizard; they tend to be very docile and
easygoing. As you can see, this guy’s just happy and content to sit on my hand and chill
out. Very, very easy to work with. The second lizard we’re going to take a quick look at
here is the leopard gecko, and the leopard gecko, as you can see, is a little bit more
flighty. This is a little bit, that while they are handleable, a little bit more of
a look at animal. They’re not going to enjoy being handled like the bearded dragon seems
to enjoy being handled. Really, he wants to be left alone. And then lastly, we have the
crested gecko, who–while they are a little jumpy, and do like to run a little bit, are
very, very tame, and very handleable lizard. And personally, I feel, to be one of the best
beginner lizards out there.

Randy Schultz

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100 thoughts on “Picking Beginner Pet Lizards : Types of Lizards

  1. BophatDude says:

    nice vid

  2. Raidey says:

    @poporules8 I don't see how that makes them hard to take care of. As long as you have the money for a tank and heating and lighting, unless there's something I'm missing.

  3. john-does-a-thing says:

    @zach3445 Oh god I'm dying here xD xD xD

  4. Thefallengamer93 says:

    Crested geckos are gay……… bearded and leos all day

  5. igotakingsnake says:

    Go cresties!!! Woot woot

  6. Cj Cos says:

    Love the vid but I have a baby leopard gecko and he is perfectly hand tame and relaxed

  7. Christian Glaser says:

    Hi my sister totali loves animals she likes furry animals but she is liking my chameleon mor and mor so wat kind of animal shud i get for heir burstday

  8. dada kishan says:


  9. dada kishan says:


  10. Lisa Packingham says:

    leopard gecko

  11. kevarno500 says:


  12. EGO ROGUE says:

    pls inbox me bro my new sav that i had been feeding eery day hasnt eaten in the last 2 or 3 days

  13. BoofOnTheRoof says:

    Berded dragons!!!!!!!!

  14. jonjon molina says:

    Does geckos lay eggs?

  15. dontshootmydik says:


  16. Andrew Tang says:

    bearded dragon is NOT a good beginner pet for those people are under 18!! THEY FREAKING EAT A TON LOT OF CRICKETS!!

  17. TekRa09 says:

    blue tree moniter if u can getm him cheap

  18. O.H.I.W says:

    Im a beginner lizard owner i got 2 leopard geckos 2 years ago and I know a little about frogs. I have experienced my gecko having mouth rot and one has trouble shedding. im a freak for lizards and i have two 20 gallon tanks. I want to know if I should get a bearded dragon or an iguana or if i need a bigger terrarium

  19. repti heaven says:

    i've breed creasted geckos for 3 years they are the best beginner pet but i own all three in this video

  20. Jimmy Rasmussen says:

    Name on the last one?

  21. Mi Webb says:

    I got a bearded dragon pretty recently. He's a cute baby. He's about 5 inches but when I feed him he trys to bite me. Also sometimes when I go to pick him or her up he/she shows it's beard or try's to bite. Have any ideas???

  22. Timmy Dozier says:

    Wow wat he said about the leopard gecko is not entirely true mine loves handeling

  23. laserbeak321 says:

    When you tickle a leopard gecko underneath its thoart with your nail it licks you ๐Ÿ˜€

  24. shanayeaye shanny says:

    why hello there wolverine

  25. Nathans Reptile says:

    Leopard gecko…. Look at animal my ass ,, ive handled soo many leos, not to mention my own and they love to be handled , sure u can look at them but handling they alot of times enjoy !!!!

  26. Timothy Grant says:

    Because of the top comment?

  27. Nicky O'Meara says:

    I have a baby bearded dragon called beans so cute:D

  28. Alec Jowett says:

    I think berded dragons are the best lizard

  29. TheYazmin775 says:

    I have a baby bearded dragon:) His name is scaly๎•

  30. MGgoose1 says:

    I would have listened to him, but he had Lambchops and a ponytail.

  31. Vlad Enescu says:

    DAMN, you took the words right out of my mouth!

  32. Sergio Gomez says:

    are the regular lizards good to keep as pets because there's a lot of them in my backyard some people told me that they are dangerous is it true?

  33. Fred Tucker says:

    Just to make it clear for anyone looking to get a lizard, Leopard Geckos are not "flighty" like this guy said. They actually move around pretty slowly. Leopard Geckos are extremely docile and are able to be handled quite easily. This guy just spooked the juvenile gecko in the video so it jumped.

  34. Reptilian Man says:

    i wish they put all these videos into one long video

  35. jacob515 says:

    same here

  36. Tiny Beardie says:

    the best are beardies! GO BEARDIES

  37. Matt Campagna says:

    I am too, I am getting a bearded dragon

  38. shane behringer says:

    I have a Crestie as my beginner lizard and i would totally recommend one to a beginner.

  39. HotNitrogen says:

    Its like choosing a starter pokemon

  40. nelson alvarez says:

    He forgot to explain how big leopard geckos get and how they are realy handleable at a older age

  41. Alex Lino says:

    i dont no what your talking about,my leo loves to be handled

  42. PapanadesTV says:


  43. MixN'Mash says:

    An LG is the best for me as it is just the right size. Not to small, and not to large for a begginer

  44. MixN'Mash says:

    Yes, that's why he said "seemed to enjoy"

  45. CreativeGames987 says:

    The chinese water dragon is my 1st Reptile:)

  46. JROTCcadet220 says:

    leopard geckos are docile it all depends on how they r when they are born so are commer than others mine is so docile never runs away just so advice

  47. Fraser Buchanan says:

    love them sooo cute

  48. Alana Williams says:

    had dragon and gecko
    both died

  49. sublime says:

    Crested Geckos are the best ^^
    Especially scince you dont need to feed them crickets
    They dont need heating
    They dont need special lighting either.
    Worthy pets.

  50. Visyel Krilni says:

    crested jumpy shitty beardie needs space and lots of shit leos… are great

  51. e says:

    Getting a long tailed lizard for christmas

  52. angela may says:

    I have a couple of plated lizards one yellow crested and a black plated they have been housed together for a very long time. Almost their entire life so far. What would happen if I had to split them up. Or would it be ok? Please help…

  53. gamerpadplus says:

    I have got a crested so cute and I love him

  54. Rajen Soriano says:

    they bite?

  55. ViperFlint says:

    So i got a Monitar lizard off the enternet and it arrived, i tried opening it by stabbing a large knife into it, i finally got it to open. The monitar dosnt seem to move, any suggestions? Also red styphs coming out of its bak. Guess it's normal.

  56. AngelOfPie says:

    Is a black and white tegu good? It's my first time as a lizard owner. I want a lizard that's tail doesn't come off. So I pick the tegu but I don't know if that's good

  57. Hamzah Ahmad says:

    What about skinks?

  58. Christopher says:

    I bought a leopard gecko once and he was so tame like I didn't think he could run

  59. Le Ravo says:

    U look like that guy on kickin it

  60. Leopard Gecko says:

    Have to say, I have four leopard geckos, and if you see my vids on my channel, they are extremely calm, they love being held, when i call them they come to the front of their tank and come out. I handle them for like 30-60 minutes, because they love sitting on your hand or shoulder. I dont think this video accurately shows what a leopard gecko is like. ๐Ÿ™‚

  61. Jumblebeast2 says:

    Get a tortoise

  62. Nun Ya says:

    That reptile in the cage below seemed pretty interested in these lizards, as well.ย 

  63. C.McRaegeckos says:

    I have a crestie and I love great video but my last two leopard geckos were great and loved to be handled:)

  64. Dylan Tansur says:

    I have a leopard gecko and a bearded dragon,my leopard gecko is a lot calmer

  65. Lisa Bilak says:

    Bearded Dragon owner here! I would have never gotten one had i known i would be buying 100 crickets every damn week

  66. tha1ne says:

    This reminds me of when you have to choose between a squirtle, charmander, and bulbasaur.

  67. Aj James says:

    This dude is dumb because all leopard geckos love being held not to be looked at wtf he's talking about

  68. Alex Crowder says:

    Leopard geckos don't like to be held? I couldn't possibly imagine a less skittish or docile reptile than the leopard gecko. I'd recommend them above a bearded dragon even. I have a 19 year old female who I've owned since I was 4 years and had no idea what I was doing. She's still going strong and has never run from or bitten anyone in her entire life.

  69. Inverse Narnia says:

    Alright, help me out. None of these are good for me because I have 6 cats. It'll be alright when I move out but at the moment I can't have anything small and darty so what should I get? I should mention space isn't an issue but I've never had lizards so something like a green iguana is a no go. I also have a royal python.

  70. Dom Pinto says:

    where are the air holes???????

  71. Dom Pinto says:

    also this did not help at all, u just gave your opinion on how much u love them and how jumpy they r

  72. Dom Pinto says:

    its video people like this that give out misinformation, expertvillage videojug howcast and other names along those lines good for everything except for animal advice, not all of it is bad but if your just learning about animals I wouldn't go to these people until youre more experienced and know wheย  something isn't right

  73. The FrankenSchmidt's says:

    Leopard geckos are amazing lizards mine was way chiller than my bearded dragon was

  74. Azurda Azurda says:

    So bearded dragon or crested gecko

  75. StephanieNicole says:

    I love my crested but if you have not had a gecko before don't get a crested at the baby age they are impossible to handle

  76. Vannie says:

    I just got my first lizard earlier this week.. It's a red iguana.. Haven't had any problems with him yet

  77. K Carvill says:

    I handle my Leo all the time and she is just fine

  78. Big Fishbassin says:

    All lizards are different and have their own personality

  79. Zero-G-Worx says:

    are blue bellies relatively easy to take care of? They're pretty easy going once you calm them down.

  80. ULTUMENT X crommuedy says:

    thes is amazin

  81. R x says:

    Shave those goddamn sideburns

  82. Roadspike says:

    are you kidding me? Leopard gecko as a "look at animal!" lol I handle mine all the time and he loves coming out of the tank, not mention he is not skiddish at all. It is a really poor idea to compare lizards as babies because their characteristics can change greatly once they hit adulthood and become accustom to their owners.

  83. Imran Iqbal says:


  84. IChangedMaName 361 says:

    My dad said he USED to kill lizards

  85. Mysticfairy 101 says:

    My first lizard was Crested gecko than a leopard gecko now I want a bearded dragon even though I didn't know they were a starter lizard.

  86. Stever InNL says:

    i like it

  87. Metal Triops says:

    Wheres the one with unicycle?

  88. happysmilypuppytv says:

    I have all 3 and would say leopard is the best to start with

  89. Jordan Bernard says:

    Is it just me or does this guys face remind you of a Lizard or some sort of reptile? lol

  90. Fatema Abidi says:

    I cant. I cant. I just cant. I just F*** cant. I tried to fight my fear by watching this video. but Imjust so every more scared. something about lizzards, almsot makes me gag, pee my pants and almost have a heart attack same time. I saw a baby lizzard outside my window. thankgawd to the net. but i just cant seem to calm myself. its just someting about them.

  91. amadorbajoquinto11 says:

    Bearded Dragons are high maintenance.

  92. Admiral Good Boy says:

    Its like picking my first pokemon

  93. Liam Trenholm says:

    You are a LIAR leopard geckos are Really and I mean easy to Handel just because it wasnโ€™t at that time dosnt mean theatre arenโ€™t all ways

  94. Aditto Dev says:

    tokay geco in bangladesh.ned,01642537526

  95. Suchithra Binny says:

    fuck off

  96. Alii Suiaunoa says:

    i got one to it is a she

  97. Stellar Lunar says:

    Warning. Crested geckos jump

  98. Xxhamid xX says:

    Iโ€™m getting a bearded dragon

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