Here’s a perfect recipe for disaster, having a cat and a lizard in one room. Lizards are tiny, they move, and they can be easy prey for most felines who haven’t entirely given up on their wild instincts.
You’ll realize that things are not that easy from what you are seeing Bored Panda right down below. Four-legged hunters cannot any time soon surrender these cold-blooded lizards. On the other hand, lizards and cats are sometimes perfect friends.
The dynamic of such friendliness is like “there’s on one step from love to hate.” These are some of the most dramatic situations that stay in the line between what we call an enemy and a best friend from felines who are convinced they’re lizards, to lizards holding onto their chin for like, an eternity.
#1 My Colleague Made This Photo. Crouching Cat, Hidden Lizard
#2 Two Unlikely Best Friends
#3 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
A certified cat behavior specialist and author of the book, Rachel Geller said that, “Saving the World, One Cat at a Time: What I Know About Cats – And Why You Should Know It, Too.”
Rachel warns that, “Cats have a prey drive that can be triggered by something that moves fast, and lizards move fast,” even if cat and lizard encounters may look funny to humans. She adds that “a cat may see the lizard as prey or something to play with,” and this can be dangerous for both the lizard and the cat.
#4 My Friend’s Cat Playing With The Lizard
#5 Stalking Lizards Is Tiring Work
#6 Rare Moment Captured This Morning As Our Cat (Who Is Very Shy) Booped Our Bearded Dragon (Who Is Always Sleeping Under His Rock)
“It can be lethal for a lizard to be bitten or scratched by a cat” first of all and on the other side, “lizards can be toxic to cats if the cat eats the lizard, but even if he touches or plays with the lizard.”
Rachel explained that “many lizards carry parasites that can cause digestive problems in cats and harm the gallbladder or liver” so badly that it may pose a threat to the feline’s life. Cats can also get salmonella from eating a lizard.
#7 My Cat Thinks He’s A Lizard…
#8 Fat Eli & Ron The Dragon
#9 My Friend’s Bearded Dragon Likes To Cuddle With Her Two Cats
According to the cat behavior specialist, if you want to keep both a lizard and a cat you should remember to keep them in totally separate and secure rooms. Glass tanks may not protect the cat from getting in, because “cats have been known to figure out how to get in there and capture their prey.”
Rachel says that they will figure out a way to get to the lizard once a cat’s prey drive is stimulated, and remember that they’re natural-born hunters.