Some good starter reptile pets for beginners are geckos, tortoises, bearded dragons, chameleons, ball python and dumpy’s treefrog.
It’s here! This is a compilation of the 8 best beginner reptiles/amphibians as voted by the Madison Area Herpetological Society Board! There are many species of amphibians and reptiles that can be kept as pets. Many of these species can make great pets.
However, this list is intended to help beginners and new reptile enthusiasts narrow down their options. This list considers many factors that should be considered when deciding which species make great pets.
These include the eventual adult size, longevity and cost, availability and temperament, ease of handling, care costs, care requirements, care instructions, and how easy it is to care for them. These top 7 guides will help you choose your next reptile or amphibian.
If you know of a species that is not on this list but think it should be, please let us know and we will evaluate it for inclusion on another top 7 list.