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The Cool factor: 7 Reptiles to Chill with

Their blood maybe cold, but these reptiles will win your heart


1. Anole

This cool lizard boasts a colorful neck pouch and is a great choice for novice reptile pet parents. Anoles can live more than five years and grow up to 8 inches long. They like to chillax in a tropical habitat and love to eat crickets and worms.

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Bearded dragon

2. Bearded dragon

Don’t let the name fool you; this reptile is more lizard than dragon! They’re gentle pets and also a good choice if you’re new to reptiles. Beardies enjoy being picked up and eat all sorts of food including crickets, worms and veggies. Be sure you have space and time—they can grow up to 24 inches long and live for more than a decade.

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Leopard gecko

3. Leopard gecko

Friendly and low-maintenance, this is a fantastic first-time lizard. They are calm and easy to handle. These lizards are nocturnal and prefer to have caves to hide in during the day. Leopard geckos grow to about 11 inches long and can live up to 20 years.

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4. Snake

Legs are overrated. These twisty pets are surprisingly easy to care for—with gentle treatment, they’re wonderfully docile. Snakes can live 15 to 35 years, depending on the species. They’re often carnivores and can be fed prepared diets of frozen rodents.

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5. Tortoise

With an ancient lineage that can be traced all the way back to the days of the dinosaurs, tortoises look amazingly prehistoric. Unlike turtles, these guys are land dwellers and herbivores. Common pet species can grow up to 12 inches and live to be over 50 years old with the right care.

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6. Turtle

Turtles spend most of their time in the water, tend to have webbed feet, and are omnivores. The diet of a turtle can include crickets, worms, goldfish, veggies and pellets—definitely no pizza. Turtles can grow up to 11 inches long and can live for more than 30 years.

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Water dragon

7. Water dragon

Hey, good lookin’! This attractive lizard has skin made up of different shades of green and a glamorous head-to-tail crest. Water dragons may require more maintenance than beginner-level reptiles. They grow up to 3 feet long and eat crickets and worms.

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