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A pet alternative?

So you’re allergic to cats and you think dogs stink. Well here’s one alternative pet, Lizards. But if your looking for something to cuddle, then this article is not for you. On the other hand, if you’re interested, geckos are very fascinating creatures to take care of.

First of all, I don’t have a gecko or a small lizard as a pet, but my apartment is crawling with them (only small lizards, I haven’t seen a gecko yet, but i’ve heard one). I think I’ve counted about 5 to 7 small lizards (of the same species) living with me in my apartment. Who said I was alone?

Please don’t kill the butiki. Yeah stop killing the lizards in your house. They actually help in killing small moths, mosquitos, and other flying nuisances that enter your house. My place is lizard friendly. Usually you will find a lizard on the wall or on the ceiling, but in my place, you could see them on the floor occassionally. I see 2 to 3 lizards on the floor everyday (alive of course). They’re fast but I can spot them. Some stay on one spot for more than 20 seconds before moving on. Yes, the lizards aren’t afraid of me. But they won’t come to me either.

Though technically they are not my pets, I consider them to be. Whatever animal I tolerate in my apartment is a pet. If I kill it, it’s not a pet, it’s a pest. I don’t like cockroaches and rats. Those are pests not pets. They’re life span shortens if I see them. 😈

Anyway, if your interested in taking a lizard as a pet, with touching involved. Unlike what I do, leaving them to be. Then here’s a link to preparing yourself for the costs and commitment to taking a lizard as a pet.

How to take care of your new lizard

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