Get a cat.
Cats are lizards’ natural enemies, and a lizard will not often venture inside the house when there is a cat present.
As for North American lizards that are small enough to snack on, juvenile blue-tailed skinks, newts and salamanders all secrete poison through their skin, says The Nest and Cuteness. As for the common gecko, though neither poisonous nor venomous, they carry liver flukes that could seriously harm your cat.
Both dogs and cats are known to catch and eat lizards.
We have good news for you: Cats and bearded dragons typically get along very well! All it takes is a little preparation and patience on your part, and in no time the two will start to bond. Are you planning to foster a feline-reptile relationship?
Why are cats so attracted to lizards? Everything lies in their primordial hunter instinct. It’s well known that cats have a hunter’s nature, which emerges when he sees a small wild animal moving. This happens above all with lizards, that are among the preys cat’s preferred ones.
Bites and scratches can be lethal to reptiles, as they are very slow to heal from damage, and cats in particular can transfer nasty bacterial infections to wounds.
Large predatory animals that prey on cats include cougars, wolves, and coyotes. Additionally, many small animals, including eagles, snakes (venomous and constrictors), hawks, and owls, hunt cats for food. Also, some dog breeds may pursue cats, but domesticated dogs rarely do so for sustenance.
Yes snakes do eat cats. While cats aren’t natural prey for snakes, snakes are opportunists who will eat small mammals. All cats hunt, whether they are feral or household pets and snakes share the same alimentary niche, so the likelihood of conflicts between snakes and cats are high.
Like any pest, a lizard will bite as a means of self-defense when it feels threatened. Most bites occur when people try to catch the reptiles in their hands to remove them from homes or yards.
Cats are predators by nature. They like hunting and eating everything that moves, including lizards. It’s possible that a cat eating a lizard is safe, but it’s also possible that it’s deadly.