Acquired: Worked with pet (didn’t own)
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Posted Jun 15, 2015
I've worked with a few groups of these at work and they are a pleasure to work with. Small, active, interesting behaviours, easy to care for and tame down with a bit of work - the only reason these aren't super popular as pets is that they're not that easy to breed, so unfortunately there aren't that many available.
Ours will spend all day basking out in the open and are quite happy to be picked up and sit out with you - although if startled, or when young, can run very quickly. They interact well with each other in groups (strictly only one male though) and are very easy to feed - they love to hunt.
The enclosure does need to be set up correctly as these lizards like it very very hot, and need a high percentage of UVB - you're simulating the desert. They will also utilize all the space you give them, including height and branches.
If you have the opportunity to own one of these, and are confident you can provide the right temperatures - go for it, they are awesome.