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February 28, 2018
Becky Hertel, owner of Petland West Wichita demonstrates how to handle a lizard correctly with a baby bearded lizard.
It’s best if you can encourage them to walk up into your hand. Do not grab them, pounce them or squeeze them too hard. Be sure to scoop them up gently, supporting the chest, and make sure you communicate with them in a soft voice to let them know you are not a predator.
Soft petting motions in the direction of their scales can be used to interact with them. Lizards benefit from the socialization of being held just like any other pet
Come see the lizard selection at Petland West Wichita. We’re at 3520 N. Maize. Call us at 316-252-8565. Your new best friend is waiting!