If your dad is a reptile lover who has always wanted a pet lizard, Father’s Day is the perfect time for a surprise gift. Here are 5 steps to buying your dad a new pet lizard as a Father’s Day present.

Use this guide to surprise your dad with a pet lizard for a Father's Day present.
Use this guide to surprise your dad with a pet lizard for a Father’s Day present.
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#1 Ask Questions

Just because you know your dad is a reptile lover doesn’t mean you know what type of pet lizard he wants. Ask him some vague questions about the topic to maintain the surprise. Get him talking about why he is a reptile lover. Ask him what his favorite pet lizard is and what he thinks about keeping a lizard as a pet. After all, you are the one who thinks a lizard will make an excellent Father’s Day present, not him. You need to be sure that he could envision himself taking care of a pet lizard for years to come before you buy it.

#2 Do Your Research

Do your research before buying a pet lizard as a Father's Day present. You need to have all the supplies for the surprise gift.
Do your research before buying a pet lizard as a Father’s Day present. You need to have all the supplies for the surprise gift.
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While you probably don’t plan on doing the bulk of the work to take care of your dad’s surprise pet lizard, you need to buy him all the supplies. This requires a little lizard education and research. This is why it’s pertinent to know what kind of lizard your dad prefers or thinks would make a good pet. The specific care items and supplies you need will vary by the lizard, so make sure you know which type of lizard your father wants before buying the supplies.

Now, it’s on to the buying of the supplies for the Father’s Day present for your reptile lover of a dad.

#3 Buy EVERYTHING

Well, maybe not quite everything, but all the essentials for the new family pet lizard. This means finding the right cage or aquarium to house the lizard in. Other items that you must buy in preparation include food, UV lights, heat lamps, filtered water, and rocks or branches to place inside the cage. Having all the supplies on-hand when you surprise your dad will help make his transition to a new pet lizard owner much easier.

Next up, going out to purchase the Father’s Day present itself. The pet lizard is finally ready to come home and meet your dad!

#4 Bring the Pet Lizard Home

Give the pet lizard a warm welcome into your family. This Father's Day present will make your reptile lover dad thrilled.
Give the pet lizard a warm welcome into your family. This Father’s Day present will make your reptile lover dad thrilled.
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Welcome the newest member of your family with open arms. The pet lizard will need a few days to adjust to its new surroundings. It’s best to buy your lizard about a week before Father’s Day. This way, your new reptile pal will have plenty of time to adjust before it’s presented as a Father’s Day present to your dad.

#5 The Surprise Gift Presentation

This is the moment you’ve been waiting weeks and months for. Make it a special moment for your reptile lover dad and his new pet lizard. Have a phone or video camera nearby to record the look on your dad’s face when he receives his surprise gift. This Father’s Day present will definitely be one to remember and cherish for years to come.


Will you be surprising your dad this Father’s day with a new pet lizard? I think this is an outstanding Father’s Day present for reptile lovers. Making it a surprise gift makes the moment even more memorable! If you follow these tips, be sure to share the special Father’s Day moment with us on Twitter at @pet_aroono.