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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
8.99 New Out Of Stock
Long-Tailed Lizard is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 28.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best! I love my long tailed lizard. It has such an articulate tail and beautiful face. My lizards name is little gittle and he sometimes sleeps in my bed and we hang out when my other friends can't, I would say he is my best friend.
Date published: 2018-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best reptile ever Have two long tail Jonny and Lizzie Jonny who 2 or 3 is smart and ruthless to crickets Lizzie who is 1 or 2 is shy and sneaky hiding under moss
Date published: 2018-07-04
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 I love them I bought my long tailed about 2 months ago and he is doing great I love the snake look they have and they are very mischievous he always lays down looking like he's flying while he has his tail around a branch and his personality is amazing. You should definitely get one of these little guys!!!!
Date published: 2017-06-11
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 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
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How big does it get?

Asked by: Little fire
10 - 12 inches
Answered by: mcwub
Date published: 2019-06-22

What is their lifespand ?

Asked by: Rebound
6 years old.
Answered by: mcwub
Date published: 2019-06-23

 What do  Long tailed lizard eat 

Asked by: Jayden 111
crickits and worms
Answered by: mcwub
Date published: 2019-06-19

Does it bite?

Asked by: kayla112
yes it can
Answered by: mcwub
Date published: 2019-06-19

how long do they live

Asked by: frogsnake
six years
Answered by: mcwub
Date published: 2019-06-19

CAN They be with alligator lizards 

Asked by: Nicole1234rose
I would not recommend housing them together. They do best when with other lizards that are the same species. 
Answered by: Wyfujfkw
Date published: 2019-03-27

How big do they get?

Asked by: Ben9
About 12 inches long. 
Answered by: Wyfujfkw
Date published: 2019-03-27

I have a 50 gallon tank, I live in north Texas. I want to setup an outdoors under a large gazebo. Now with all the right items require, environment etc. Has anyone put there tried this.

Asked by: Michael G
As long as you check the temperature regularly to make sure it is no hotter than 90 degrees then it should be fine. 
Answered by: Wyfujfkw
Date published: 2019-03-27
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