Updated: Mar 28
Bearded Dragon - A social diurnal animal that does incredibly well with handling- even for young children!
Leopard Gecko - A nocturnal lizard that gets a nice size but doesn't require too big of a vivarium, can be a little bit skittish as a baby but becomes docile with time and frequent handling.
Chinese Water Dragon - Very energetic, interesting to watch and get a nice big size. Do require a bigger vivarium but are incredible animals who you can have lots of fun with.
Corn Snake - Relatively low maintenance animals, incredibly docile species but very active during handling periods- the perfect snake for a beginner!
Royal Python - Also known as the 'ball python' for their tendency to hide their head away as a defence. Very easy to care for and get a nice size for a beginner!
Tarantula - Incredibly low maintenance and easy to care for. Not for handling but can be beautiful show animals.
Frog - Again, not necessarily a handling animal but you can create some beautiful bioactive set-ups which the frogs will absolutely thrive in!
Tortoise - A brilliant animal to care for, will definitely be a forever pet with their incredible life span- more of a roaming animal than a handling animal!
If you have any more favourites let us know in the comments! - What is your favourite animal and why?
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