How to look after a Fire lizard - a begginers guide.

How to look after a Fire lizard- a beginner’s guide.

Having spent most of my life researching them, looking after them and being and all-round boffin about them, I thought it’s about time I wrote a book on them; I am of course waffling on about the Fire lizard.


They are carnivorous reptiles that mostly scavenge, but when it comes to it, are lethal hunters. Found in most deserts and plains across central Africa, they are known by the indigenous as a sacred animal. They can survive in temperatures of up to 50 degrees centigrade, (!) hence the name Fire lizard.


They need to live in wide, open spaces with a temperature of about 30 degrees. Putting more than one in a habitat is incredibly dangerous as, despite their miniscule size, they are extremely territorial. Would you mix them? You should also give them rocks and trees to bask under.


Being scavengers and hunters, they’ll eat any meat, dead or alive. They are partial to most raw cow meats. You can get prescribed food from your local vets. As locusts are an essential part of their diet, they need one live locust per day; once again these can be purchased from your vets.

So in conclusion, these Lizards, once you get to know them, and have given them the right things they need to survive, they make a lovely pet!


- Carnivorous- an animal that only eats meat.
- Scavengers- an animal that looks for already dead food.



Comments that people have made about this blog post

Comment 1 Comment by Edward T on 10 May 12 at 6:10pm | Quote this comment
Hi Ben great blog! My tickle pinks are: the part where you used the phrase "carnivorous reptiles",the dashes that you used in your glossary and your hyphenated word all-round. A way to improve your work could be to put a rhetorical question in. Overall great blog!!
Comment 2 Comment by Ben S on 21 May 12 at 5:38pm | Quote this comment
Thanks for tickled pinks and growing greens Ed, I'll put the edit in bold. :D

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