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11/19/04 3:29 PM
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DyingBreed
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ive heard that bearded dragons are pretty smart and learn easy. i was wondering if this is true, and which reptiles have been known to be the smartest. also, which ones tend to get "attached" to humans? (not with the teeth, mind you)
11/21/04 1:06 PM
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The Cannibal
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iguanas are as smart as a really stupid dog
11/21/04 2:02 PM
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DyingBreed
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yeah, i read something about that. i have one, and she knows her name, but thats about it, lol
11/21/04 2:51 PM
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Smartest are generally thought to be the Varanids.The most attached to humans probably would be the Beardies, they seem to be the most "domesticated" of all reptiles imo.
11/21/04 9:37 PM
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i want a couple beardies bad. i would only get one, but they two i am looking at i would hate to separate
11/25/04 7:25 AM
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I want a Beardie as well.  They're pretty cool.

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11/29/04 11:34 AM
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One of my books on snakes compares brain/bodymass indices of snakes versus other reptile types. Using that metric, as I recall, tegus have the highest ratio. On the other hand, I've heard researchers say crocs are the most intelligent reptiles.
11/29/04 10:52 PM
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That settles it, I'm buying a croc. All I know for sure is that snakes are really stupid. Cool, but stupid.
12/11/04 11:10 AM
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The Cannibal
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there used to be a huge tegu at the shop i bougth rats at...it was creepy
2/7/05 3:53 PM
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I am keeping my cousins red tegu while he is at basic. It is the smartest reptile I have ever seen. He watched the door open on his cage one time, then we had to get a lock, because now he can open it. He pays attention to you when you talk to him, and is partial to certain people. I can go in and he walks right up to me, if someone else opens his cage he will stay on the other side. On one of the Tegu boards one guy says his Tegu knows his name, follows simple commands, and recognizes colors; he feeds him with yellow tongs, and when he throws a handful of markers out the Tegu always, 100% of the time attacks the yellow one. I haven't had this one for that long, but just from the first few weeks I believe it.
2/7/05 5:24 PM
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arent they in your back yard elvis? monitors are surprisingly smart.
2/10/05 11:35 PM
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Elvis
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Well now I'm a registered native wildlife carer and I'm sure it's only of a matter of time til a Beardy turns up... :)

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2/12/05 11:21 AM
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cool.....i want one so bad!
2/27/05 2:57 PM
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I would suspect that alligators are the most intelligent reptiles. Some guy on Animal Planet house-trained his pet 'gator--it pees on newspaper in his kitchen.
6/12/05 11:59 AM
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IMO the best possible pet lizard you can get. If raised properly they are as friendly as a bearded dragon, but MUCH larger, without getting as huge as some monitors. And as I said above, VERY smart. www.thetegu.com www.bluetegu.com
7/10/05 10:09 PM
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Love tegus!I would definetly say a type of monitor or crocodilian would be the most intelligent!
7/16/05 8:57 PM
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Beardies are pretty calm, non aggressive buggers unless you piss them off on purpose.
9/17/05 7:41 PM
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I agree with Jay-dog, along with the tegus, I would say probably monitors are smartest.

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