Depending on the type of lizard that you have, some can live very long lives. Some can live for 15 to 20 years if you provide proper care and nutrition. They also aren’t always the type of low-maintenance pet that many people assume. They will need just as much love, care, and attention as any other type of pet.
Before you bring a lizard home, make sure that you can provide a clean and comfortable housing area for your new pet. Some lizards will want all their time to themselves, some will want to interact with their owners and are more social animals and can benefit from plenty of exercise, enrichment activities, and social interaction. While your lizards depend on you for good health, you can depend on Pet Assure to cover the costs associated with providing high-quality veterinary care.
Common Health Issues in Lizards
The three most common issues that owners run into with lizards are:
- Metabolic bone disease: This is when a lizard does not receive the correct amount of calcium and its bones become very brittle and can even break.
- Mouth Rot: This is an infection in your lizard's mouth that requires a visit to the vet for antibiotics to help clear the infection.
- Egg bound: This is where your lizard's having trouble laying eggs. Egg bound can be a life-threatening issue and may require that surgery.
Lizard Pet Insurance Alternative
Pet lizards are a very popular reptile for people to have as pets. Whether it’s a new concern such as skin infections or you need treatment for your lizards pre-existing conditions, Pet Assure can help. We are a veterinary discount plan that provides a low-cost pet insurance alternative for every type of pet, even lizards! This plan has no exclusions due to age, breed, or hereditary conditions. Even pre-existing conditions are covered! Get a quote today.
Medically Reviewed by Sara Ochoa, DVM