Despite the common stereotype of cats being aloof and unfriendly, many domestic felines prove that they can be friends with anyone. We’ve heard about the cat who has a hedgehog for a best friend and the kitten who formed an unlikely friendship with an owl. This just proves that cats can be friends with most creatures even lizards. As you will see today when these cats met lizards they seem to bond rather than battle.
People have been sharing photos of the moment when their cats met lizards and most of them feature cuddling and playing. And they’re just the cutest thing ever. Medium-sized lizards such as bearded dragons, red ackies, common iguanas and Savannah monitors are becoming popular pets nowadays. However, cat owners are thinking twice whether it is safe to bring home a lizard pet with a feline in the house. But it turns out that there’s nothing to worry about because these two pets can actually get along. In fact, these two unlikely pals can even make a perfect friendship.
These Cats Met Lizards And Became Unlikely Best Friends
But then, always remember that not all cats are the same. Although most cats can tolerate having a friendly reptile around, some cats may not. And that may include your kitty. It’s best to keep your pet lizards in a secure glass tank to keep the cat from getting in. Keep in mind that felines are natural predators and they may find these reptiles as a prey. So, it’s better safe than sorry.
“My Colleague Made This Photo. Crouching Cat, Hidden Lizard”
However, most domestic cats who were raised in a household since birth tend to lose their wild instincts. And when they do, these friendly cats tend to consider other household pets as members of the family. But then again, some cats may still hold on to their predatory instincts despite being completely domesticated. They are more likely to be friends with medium-sized lizards because they may find their size a bit intimidating. Small lizards, on the other hand, are a different story.
“My Cat Pretty Much Adopted My Rescue Lizard As Her Weird Scaly Kitten And The Two Are Inseparable. They Have Naps Together, Spy On The Neighbors Through The Window Together And Just Generally Hang Out Together Every Chance They Get”
Unlike medium-sized reptiles, small lizards are fast and tiny, thus they possess the ideal characteristics of a tempting prey. Since these common house geckos are easy to ingest, cats are more likely to bite and eat them. Now, this is where it becomes dangerous, not just for the lizard but also for the cat. Take note that lizards are poisonous for cats to eat. These reptiles have a parasitic liver fluke living inside their bodies. When a cat eats it, the fluke can cause serious damage to the cat which may result in fatal liver inflammation.
“My Friend’s Cat Playing With The Lizard”
Cat vs. Lizard
In addition to liver flukes, your cat may also catch Salmonella by eating house lizards. Symptoms of liver fluke and salmonella infections may not show right away. If you notice symptoms on your cat such as vomiting, diarrhea, a swollen abdomen or yellow eyes and skin then take your cat to the vet immediately for treatment.
“Stalking Lizards Is Tiring Work”
“Rare Moment Captured This Morning As Our Cat (Who Is Very Shy) Booped Our Bearded Dragon (Who Is Always Sleeping Under His Rock)”
“My Cat Thinks He’s A Lizard…”
“Fat Eli & Ron The Dragon”
“My Friend’s Bearded Dragon Likes To Cuddle With Her Two Cats”
“Took My Bearded Dragon To A Clinic I’m Interning At”
“My Friends Just Posted This Pic Of Their Kitty And Their Bearded Dragon”
“My Cat Brought Me A Lizard”
“The Expression On My Cat’s Face Is Pure Ecstasy. Iggy Enjoys Lying On Him Because He’s Fat And Warm”
“My Cat Has Been Looking Everywhere For This Lizard”
“My Bearded Dragon And My Roommate’s Kitten Are Buddies”
“My Friend’s Cat Likes To Catch Lizards… This One Caught Him Back”
“My Cat Caught A Lizard And Had No Idea How To Proceed”
“Today’s Top News From Isolation: A Lizard Is On The Fence”
“Lizard Likes Warm Surfaces, Cat Likes His Back Scratched – Some Problems Solve Themselves”
“A Lizard Caught My Cat”
“There’s Something About Lizards And Cats Together That Makes Me Turn Into A Little Girl”
“This Is Why Cats Shouldn’t Play With Lizards”
“Shhhh… Be Quiet Cat, We’re Hunting Bugs”
“So A Lizard Got In The House”
“Just My Cat Cuddling With My Iguana”
“My Cat Tried To Eat A Lizard So The Lizard Tried To Eat Him Back”
“Someone Asked Me To Post This Picture Of My Three Cats Here, I’m Not Sure Why”
“Eating Lunch Together”
“Here Is A Lizard On A Cat”
“‘Undivided Attention’ Brought To You By A Small Lizard On The Bathroom Window”
“Turned Around For One Minute While Walter Was Out Running Around And He Got Himself All The Way Up The Door. He Is Such A Character. Minky The Cat Was Jealous”
“My Cat Loves Her Buddy. She Constantly Wants To Play And He’ll Be No Part Of It”
“Baby Bearded Dragon And Cat, Should I Keep Them Apart?”
“They Want That Lizard Soooo Bad”
“Lizard Gets Pushed To The Edge And Attacks My Cat”
“When You Catch Dinner, But Dinner Catches You Back. The Lizard Bit The Cats Lip For Over 5 Mins”
“Cat Playing With A Lizard”
Have your any of your cats met lizards? If so, what did they do?