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Long-Tailed Lizard


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product highlights

  • For ages 10 & up
  • Communal
  • Insectivores
  • Hails from a tropical environment
  • Diurnal
Note: Pet availability is seasonal. State and local regulations may vary. Pricing may vary by store location. PetSmart stores cannot match the price below for this pet. Ask a store associate for details.

Long-tailed lizards live well together and with other similarly-sized, gentle reptiles or amphibians like house geckos, long-tailed lizards or green treefrogs. If housing multiple pets, watch for any aggressive or territorial behavior. They eat mostly live insects and are most active during the day. They eat small, live insects, like "gut loaded" (feed the insects a special supplement so they have extra nutrients) crickets, mealworms or waxworms.

Things to remember

Long-tailed lizards are delicate and should not be handled very much. Take care to never handle him by the tail - it could break off.

Long-tailed lizards come from a tropical environment and need a warm, humid home.

Calcium dust
"Dust" the insects with a calcium supplement twice a week - ask a PetSmart associate for details.

Feeding amounts & frequency
Feed juveniles twice a day; adults 3-4 times a week. Offer an amount that can be consumed by the end of the day.

Provide a shallow dish for drinking water and change it daily. Mist all surfaces of the habitat daily to provide drinking water and maintain humidity.

Use a 20-gallon or larger, long glass terrarium with a screen lid for proper ventilation.

Hiding & climbing
Include several hiding places, plus an assortment of climbing branches.

Line the terrarium floor with 2"-3" of coconut fiber or reptile bark bedding to help maintain humidity levels. Clean out waste weekly and change bedding at least once a month to prevent fungus or mold growth.

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Long-Tailed Lizard
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Long-Tailed Lizard is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I love my two long-tailed lizards I keep them in a 40 gallon tank with a 4 month old baby sulcata(male) tortoise they get along great! I recommend these lizards, not only are they tame but also they have awesome tails. They are great friends with tortoises. They eat mealworms,crickets,not really waxworms. Get these they rule!
Date published: 2015-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best and only reptile i've ever owned I bought a LONG TAILED LIZARD at petsmart in FEB 2010 and i think SHE is awesome!!!! mine loves to crawl on my neck to my hair. one problem is that Sparx (my LONG TAILED LIZARD) IS AN ESCAPE ARTIST BUT WHENEVER HE/SHE GETS OUT i find him on the stuffed anmal net on my wall wich freakes me out. but other than that the lizard is awesome! 5 stars
Date published: 2010-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best reptile that anyone could ever have! I have had my Asian Long Tailed Lizard since November of last year, and I love him! Hes very hardy, and loves to hand around on my shoulder and drink out of my sink! They are very easy to love, and great for anyone that wants to start a hobby in reptiles!
Date published: 2013-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from These r great! Ive recently purchased a long tail lizard at petsmart.i have him in a standard 10gl tank.he has a few sticks in his tank and i just planted an exotic angel plant.half of his tank is heated from a heat lamp.he also has a shallow water bowl.i have about 3 inches of coconut bedding in his cage.i also mist his cage everyday for humidity.he doesnt mind being handled but hes alittle fast.he eats about 2 crickets a day.these animals are very hardy so they are perfect for beginners.if u have not ever had a lizard then this animal is perfect for can add more then one in a tank assuming that you increase your tank can also mix this lizard with other lizards like green and brown anoles.just make sure that you have enough water and food in there to feed them all.
Date published: 2012-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Buying Experience I have had a couple of these lizards before. They are great to keep and have a low maintenance ( in your wallet to!) Anyway, the last time I bought one which was about 2 years ago The lady there took the aquarium out of the stand and placed it on the ground, the screen on top was open and I saw it come out and even before I could say anything It started running around the store! Me and the worker was running isle to isle trying to catch it! She finally caught it and she said " do you still want this one?" I said " yes because I know it is healthy and active!" That was my most funniest story at PetSmart yet! Please reply about this and if you have a PetSmart story, share it! I am pretty sure everyone would like to hear it! ;>)
Date published: 2013-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome!! These lizards are a great first buy. I consider them a mix of a snake and a lizard. They are easily tamable, low priced, but just remember to care for them as you would a larger or more expensive lizard. I today have a female and a male who r now YouTube stars!! I highly recommend this pet to any lizard lover Experienced or otherwise!!
Date published: 2010-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best starter lizard!! We have 2 brown anoles and a long tailed lizard (Izzy). We have all fallen in love with Izzy as he is very willing to be held and very sociable. Both of our anoles are extremely wild and impossible to handle, but Izzy is both fun to watch and hold. Izzy loves to curl himself around the leaves in his habitat and is fun to watch eat. He basically sticks to live crickets and has little interest in other foods we have tried.
Date published: 2012-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Reptiles! I've been asking my parents for some type of reptile for a while. They finally said yes, and I wanted a Chinese Water Dragon at first, but then realized I would need something a little bit easier to take care of at first. The Long Tailed Lizard was the perfect solution! He isn't all that big right now, about 5 inches, and currently we have him in a 10 gallon terrarium. They are very easy to take care of! I just have a hollowed log for him to sleep/hide under (which he also basks on during the day), a shallow water dish (which is really unnecessary because he doesn't drink out of it), a silk plant that covers the whole back of the terrarium, and a lizard starter kit which comes with lighting and little thermometer (everything you need besides bulbs for the lights). Cleaning out the cage isn't too hard. The only hard part is getting the lizard out and into a container for a short while. Just empty out the cage and rise it with half bleach and half water. Let it sit for a few minutes and then rinse it all out (after you clean out the bleach water, let it sit outside so the fumes from the bleach can't harm the lizard). Then just clean all the items in the cage (if they need to be) and put everything back in. It isn't as hard as it sounds (takes me about 30-40 mins to clean it out). Overall, they are great for beginners such as myself. I named mine Rex and he is adorable! He eats about three crickets a day and hides under his log during the night. We don't handle him (he's just way to fast and agile), but just watching him can be entertaining. So overall, Long Tailed Lizards are; adorable, never smell, easy to clean/feed, great for beginners, and worth every penny you spend on them.
Date published: 2012-04-18
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