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10 of the best pets for allergy sufferers

By: Katherine Butler on July 21, 2011, 10:55 a.m.
close-up of leopard gecko

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Leopard gecko

Lizards make excellent pets for people with allergies simply because they are hairless and relatively low maintenance. It is extremely uncommon for a person to be allergic to lizards. (Though keep in mind many lizards require live feeding, which may not fit into everyone’s understanding of low maintenance.) Leopard geckos are considered extremely easy pets because they are small and have minimal care requirements. They are native to Pakistan, India and Afghanistan and prefer a dry and rocky terrain.