Help with lizard identification please

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Help with lizard identification please

Postby rhowes » Sat May 19, 2012 9:10 am

Hi All,

My son caught this lizard in our garden (in Zululand, KZN). Firstly I would like to identify it, and secondly enquire as to whether they can be kept as pets (i.e. will they survive, is it legal, are they suited to captivity).

Thank you
Regards

Richard

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Re: Help with lizard identification please

Postby Skippy69 » Sat May 19, 2012 10:55 am

Hey Rhowes, That would be a Agama (koggelmander) Not certain of the specie though, As for the legality of keeping it I'm not sure?
But these little guys would do just fine in captivity, Feeds very easy on crickets etc.
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Re: Help with lizard identification please

Postby Bushviper » Sat May 19, 2012 11:24 am

They would require direct sunlight every day and a steady diet of crickets and beetles. This would mean a rather expensive cage or expensive lights and calcium supplements.

I would rather just pop it back in the garden as they usually stay within territories.
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Re: Help with lizard identification please

Postby Shaun P » Sat May 19, 2012 12:03 pm

Looks like a baby blue head, have alot in my garden. I could be wrong though.
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Re: Help with lizard identification please

Postby Ruan Stander » Sat May 19, 2012 2:49 pm

It is a southern tree agama- Acanthocercus atricollis, referred to as "bloukopkoggelmander" in Afrikaans. Keeping it in captivity will require a lot of time and effort as Bushviper has mentioned. Rather release it. If left undisturbed they will remain in the same area.
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Re: Help with lizard identification please

Postby jvanzijl » Sun May 20, 2012 8:24 am

if you look fast at it .... it almost looks like n frilled dragon from Australia... then a read your msg...

Im looking for a pair of frilled dragons :( no one has them
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Re: Help with lizard identification please

Postby jvanzijl » Sun May 20, 2012 12:36 pm

have you tried Google Goggles?? i have added your picture there so you can now search it with a pic from your android phone
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