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    Default What would say are the Top 5 most handle-able Lizards/Geckos ?

    Just curious to see what others would put on this Top 5 list..

    and maybe get introduced to species I didn't know about.

    Here's what I think would make this list:

    1. Bearded Dragon ( Maybe most interactive also)

    2. African Fat Tail Gecko

    3. Leopard Gecko

    4. Chahoua Gecko

    5. Crested Gecko

    Runner up: Blue Tongued Skink (I don't know much about them, but from I read they are easily handle-able )

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    That's a pretty accurate list, but I'd remove chahouas. Some are calm, some are very not-calm. Maybe replace it with gargoyles.

    I've had several chameleons that will 'beg' to come out and be held, and balk at going back to their cage. I bought one at Tinley that would spend every waking moment being carried if she had her way.

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    How about a top 10 list?

    6. Blue Tongued Skink

    7. Chinese water dragon (raised being socialized)

    8. Gargoyle Gecko (although i've never had one that "likes" being handled)

    9. Some Tegus (Raised being socialized)

    10. Some Moniters (Raised being socialized)

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    Most of my chahoua are calm outside of the cage, it's just they can get a little aggressive in the cage. But they are seriously handleable geckos!

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    Ive only owned: Tokays, Goldens, Turners, Pictus, AFT, Leo, Crested, Garg
    1: AFT
    2: LEO
    3: Crested
    4: Garg
    5: Goldie
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    G. Gekko: 0.2
    G. Ulikovskii 0.1
    P. Turnerii 1.0

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    1) Beardies
    2) Gargoyles (I think they beat cresties in this department, I find them much less jumpy than cresties, especially the really tiny ones.)
    3) Chahoua
    4) Cresties
    5) AFT/Leos <-- Honestly I've met a lot that get annoyed very easily from handling, even if it is just posturing, I'd always prefer to hold a rhac (I wish they were all still technically rhacs, made things so much easier!)

    I've never had experience with blue tongues, although I know skinks can be pretty awesome so. They might just be better than aft/leos.
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    Based on my experience with reptiles I've owned and/or handled:

    1) AFTs
    2) Leopard Geckos
    3) Cresties
    4) Leachies
    5) Bearded Dragon

    Ironically, while I know many people have reported calm handling experiences with gargoyles, mine's a complete spaz and never sits still. She also has a tendency to bite without warning. I would actually rank my Tokay as being more handleable than my garg!

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    I would definitely add Blue Tongues to the list as well as Mountain Horned Dragons.
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    The top 5 most handle-able reptiles in my collection are:
    1) Yellow Monitor
    2) Leachie
    3) Crested
    4) Tokay
    5) Bearded
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    In my collection, i'd rate it

    1) bearded dragon
    2) Leo (though some of mine are psycho)
    3) Blue-tongue (don't own one, but handle a friends a lot)
    4) spiny-tailed monitor (also not mine)
    5) crested
    2.5.1 leopard geckos, 1.1 bearded dragons, 1.1 crested geckos, 0.1 Madagascar day gecko, 1.1 tokays, 1.0 cave racer, 1.1 corn snakes, 1.1 northern pine snakes, 1.0 royal python, 1.1 Everglades rat snakes, 1.0 gargoyle gecko.

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