Reptiles may not look like your typical ‘cute pet’ material, but this lovely lizard is here to prove that theory wrong. The savannah monitor named Manuel loves snuggles – his bath time is just “awwe” and he rocks tiny outfits!


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“When I saw the conditions in which the lizard was kept by his previous owner, I could not leave him there so I took him,” Manuel’s owner Astya Lemur told Bored Panda. “He was very angry and sick but I cared for him, and now he is a healthy and happy lizard!”

“Manuel is able to come to my voice and knows how to ask for food, or a bath,” Lemur explained. “He loves when I stroke him. Especially behind the ears. He can show whether he likes it or not! He loves to swim in the bathtub. And dig the dirt in its terrarium. He’s very curious and loves to explore all around.” Isn’t he adorable?

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Meet Manuel, the lizard who’ll change the way you see reptiles

He loves snuggling with his human mom Astya Lemur

Just like a cat would!

“Manuel is able to come to my voice and knows how to ask for food, or a bath,” his owner Lemur told Bored Panda

All he wants is cuddles…

…a lot of them!

“He loves to swim in the bathtub”

And sleep with his human

And be petted…

Besides cuddles, savannah monitors need special care

“Big terrarium, a lot of heat, dirt for digging, humidity, and proper nutrition,” Lemur explained

“He’s very curious and loves to explore all around”

Did we mention that he also rocks tiny outfits?

He’s good selfie material, too

Isn’t he adorable?

Thank you,  Astya Lemur, for talking to Bored Panda about your adorable lizard!