Can be a good pet for the right person. Basilisk water lizard there are four species of basilisk water lizards.
This water lizard specie will require a opaque terrarium cover to reduce the amount of stress on.
Basilisk lizard pet. The brown basilisk also known as the common or striped basilisk basiliscus basiliscus is less expensive but nowhere nearly as attractive as the green or plumed basilisk b. I currently own a full grown male plumed basilisk. Because of its seeming ability to run over water.
The basilisk can grow to as long as 28 inches 71 cm. It is because these pets do not emit any body heat by itself. The basilisk lizard remains a part of the corytophanid group.
The green basilisk is famously known as the lizard that can run over water. As you are taming a wild animal the enclosure has to mimic the scenario of the wild. The various factors responsible for the efficient breeding are temperature humidity and photoperiod cautious incubation of eggs and health of the lizards you are breeding.
I think the basilisk is a wonderful animal to look at but they do not care to be touched. Green basilisk this species is an excellent swimmer and is known for their big green plume. It is common in humid lowlands of costa rica honduras nicaragua and panama.
Basilisk lizard care guide 1. I ll get back to that in a minute has bright yellow eyes and skin that comes in shades of bright to emerald green and white patterned spots with yellow or bluish flecks. The green basilisk or plumed basilisk also known as the jesus christ lizard because of its ability to run on top of water.
The green basilisk is a marvelous creature to behold especially the males. In the pet trade when you re considering basilisks you ve basically got two choices. They are native to mexico central and south america.
Earning their nickname jesus christ lizard. The brown one and the green one. This is unfortunate because the striped basilisk though not as eye catching as the green basilisk can still make an engaging pet.
For this heat is an important criterion that tops the list. They are nervous in nature and will quickly move around a terrarium. I rescued him off craigslist from a gentleman who had taken good care of the lizard but kept him in a tank that was very small.
Right off the bat green basilisk lizards don t make as good pets for young children. The ideal cage size for this species is 48 inch x 36 inch x 24 inches. When deciding to purchase a green basilisk lizard it s important to consider many different things prior especially if they ll make as a good pet that s suitable for yourself family or lifestyle.
Commonly found in the tropical rainforests of central america. Two species of basilisk lizard.