Hey, Yes I have kept many lizards. Im a huge fan of monitor lizards my favorite being salvator water monitors. But monitors are not really the best pet. Most of them get large and they are usually pretty hard to tame down and its very different then taming a snake. Leopard geckos are great pets and very easy to care for also bearded dragons are great pet lizards and fairly simple to care for. We currently keep all of our animals in our home. But we have a warehouse that we built in our back yard and as soon as it is insulated and central heating and air hooked up the animals will be moved out there.