"Once you make that connection to Nature, you see things in a different light, and once that bond is made it can never be broken, it just grows stronger." ____________________________________________
I want to keep one as a pet but damn they are a lot of work.
Their environment needs to consistently be heated between 80 and 90 degrees during the daytime, and around 75 degrees at night--year round. They retain most of their hydration through skin, so controlled humidity is also a big must. Another biggie: they require an additional basking heated lamp and a special UVB light source in order to prevent calcium deficiency. If put under extreme stress their tales can fall off. They will grow back but it's never the same.