Utah, United States
Posted Jan 27, 2016
These guys are so fun to watch! Growing up, my brothers and I would always catch them on camping trips. They're full of energy (when it's warm, of course) and love hunting.
As desert reptiles, horned-lizards don't take a lot to take care of, aside from a heat lamp, adequate water, and perhaps a heated rock. Our lizards lived for years quite happily, hunting crickets we bought from our local pet store. They never had any health problems for as long as we owned them. Overall, they were very easygoing and hardy.
Any parents considering teaching their children how to take care of a pet should look to horned-lizards as a great starting point.