The lifespan of lizards in captivity can vary significantly depending on the species, care provided, and environmental conditions. Here are some approximate lifespans for common pet lizard species:
- Leopard Gecko: 10 to 20 years
- Bearded Dragon: 10 to 15 years
- Crested Gecko: 10 to 15 years
- Green Anole: 4 to 8 years
- Blue-tongued Skink: 15 to 20 years
- Ball Python (often considered a snake, but popular as a pet): 20 to 30 years
It’s important to note that these are general estimates, and individual lizards may live shorter or longer lives depending on various factors such as genetics, diet, habitat conditions, and overall care. Providing appropriate housing, a balanced diet, proper temperature and humidity levels, regular veterinary care, and a stress-free environment can contribute to the overall health and lifespan of a captive lizard.