I have a small un-used fishtank because I just upgraded to a larger aquarium. I've been keeping a pretty successful tropical aquarium for awhile now and I also have three dwarf hamsters, I was thinking a small tree frog or a small lizard would be a nice addition to my little menagerie. Are there any suggestions as to what to get? My reptile keeping experience extends to two pet tokay geckos, and an iguana I cared for for awhile. I also hatched ring neck snake eggs I found in the backyard but didn't keep the babies for long. I want something low maintenance and small. I would rather not have to provide live prey because I'm too far from a pet store that sells crickets and walmart only has meal worms but I can manage it if need be.
Hello; I would highly recommend a Leopard Gecko, a Crested Gecko, a Viper Gecko, a Gargoyle Gecko, or an African Fat-tailed Gecko. 🙂
All are low/medium upkeep, small, fine with gentle, patient, confident handling, hardy, interesting looking, and docile. Cresteds and Gargoyles have the added advantage of being able to be kept successfully on a powdered 'Crested Gecko diet' by T-rex; so you don't need to provide feeder insects unless you'd like to. 🙂
Another idea if you are interested in one of the three cricket feeders on my list is to have your crickets ordered in from a place like http://www.lllreptile.com and having them shipped to you, that way you don't have to deal with making regular trips to that far away pet store. Just keep them and in a cricket corral or cricket keeper with fruits, veggies, or a specially made cricket diet, and you'll be in good shape. 🙂
Here are care sheets for all of the Gecko species I just named:
African Fat-tailed Gecko:
I hope this helps, and if you have any further questions at all on the subject or would like more suggestions on a good lizard species; please feel free to message me and I will be more than happy to assist you. 🙂
Good luck on your lizard search!