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Anyone keep collared lizards?

TechnoCheese

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I might be getting a 220 gallon tank soon, with a floor space of almost 15 square feet. It would be cool to get a trio of collareds, but there’s a good amount of conflicting info out there.

Anyone keep these guys? It would be nice to know how much they need to be fed, if a male will overbreed females, if breeding is guaranteed with a male, and if they do better alone than in groups.
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ZEROPILOT

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I had some when I was in my 20s.
They were a bit on the boring side.
They basked all day long except to eat a bug. Then back on the log to bask.
I think those might be the only "pet" lizards from the 80s that aren't running wild here in Florida now.
I kept them with ornate Curly tail lizards.
Those are all over the place now.
 

ZEROPILOT

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Huh, I’ve read that they’re active climbers that will eat whatever they can fit in their mouths, sometimes larger lol
Im thinking that like tortoises, there's been a lot of new information out there for healthier and happier lizards since the 80s.
 

Tom

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I had some when I was in my 20s.
They were a bit on the boring side.
They basked all day long except to eat a bug. Then back on the log to bask.
I think those might be the only "pet" lizards from the 80s that aren't running wild here in Florida now.
I kept them with ornate Curly tail lizards.
Those are all over the place now.
Were they handleable? Friendly?
 

TechnoCheese

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The wild caught ones are very flighty and defensive, but the captive bred ones nowadays can get beardie tame, although a little jumpy because of their want to explore
 
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