With over 6,000 species from which to choose, lizard fans can be easily overwhelmed! By reviewing the various Lizard Groups, you’ll be able to get a general idea of what to expect in terms of lifestyle, size, and care needs. For example, folks interested in a “typical lizard” – an alert, moderately-sized, daytime predator – will find interesting choices among the Swifts and Spiny Lizards. If you live in a temperate region and want keep pet-heating costs to a reasonable level (not that most reptile folks are considered by others to be “reasonable”!), then a Wall Lizard may be advisable. Night Owls can search the Geckos Group for nocturnal species, while experienced keepers who long for a large (or giant!), intelligent pet can focus on the Monitors.