Are Collared Lizards Good Pets?
Collared lizards make excellent pets. With daily handling they can become very tame and quite friendly. They are extremely active, and fun to watch. Some are absolutely stunning as far as color and pattern. Of course captive bred make much nicer, and most of the time more healthy pets. Collared lizards vary is size from different species, but average size range is approx. 12 to 14 inches. Wild aughts need much time and patience /handling to become friendly. Some refuse to eat and must be force fed, this is called Failure to Thrive They will actually starve to death rather than become acclimated to captivity. A terrible thing to see, this happens to the more experienced keepers as well sometimes. Many wc’s being sold are extremely emaciated, full of parasites, and not well cared for, there are a few exceptions. Buyer beware, ask for photos of the animal if buying online. And whenever possible buy captive bred animals.