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It really depends on what you are looking for in a pet, and what you are willing to put into it. Guinea pigs are affectionate and their cage requirements are rather simple (similar to a rabbit cage in size). They make wonderful pets in that they often can be litter trained, and you need only supply them with a fresh water, commercial diet, fresh veggies, alfalfa, and attention outside of the cage daily. Blue tongued skinks require very large cages that must be solid, usually a minimum of 6 feet wide by 3 feet deep by 2 feet tall. You must spend lots of money on heating equipment, full spectrum lighting (with bulbs that must be replaced every 12 months even if they don't burn out) the proper bedding , fresh foods which you must prepare yourself (they can't eat commercial prepared diets very well), multiple thermometers (2 minimum to monitor the temperature variant accurately) hide boxes, humidity gauges, the list goes on. Reptiles of all kinds make wonderful pets, but they are high upkeep and costly. Do not enter into pet ownership of either the guinea pig or the blue tongue without lots of research and consideration.

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Q: What would be a better pet guinea pig or a blue tongue lizard?
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