Henry Lizardlover
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    Henry Lizardlover has been raising lizards since the early 1980s. He has had up to 60 or more in his house through the years. He said they are intelligent beings, not "creepy, crawling creatures that don't have any intelligence." He aims to replace people's prejudices with "a little bit of warmth and a little cuddly feeling for lizards." Watch "Pet Crazy" on "20/20" Friday at 10 p.m. ET.
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    Lizardlover said that years ago, he had an iguana who was "so calm and trusting, I just got the idea that he would sit like this in a little chair." Over the last three decades Lizardlover has kept iguanas, Chinese water dragons and tree skinks. He officially changed his name. "I wanted to show my love and dedication for the lizards. … In America, you could do your own thing, you know?"
    Henry Lizardlover
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    "I take lizards with me to the bank, Department of Motor Vehicles, different places. Everybody loves them. … [I]t really does warm people up to see the lizards in humanlike positions. That's what it takes [to change people's attitude]," Lizardlover said. One more thing: "These lizards are absolute chick magnets."
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    Cecil and Fifi, two of Lizardlover's lizards, in an amorous pose. Lizardlover said he used to sell thousands of cards and calendars showing his posed lizards. "These days, everything is artificial, digital, so I don't even know if people are ever going to think the lizards are real when they see them on the cards."
    Henry Lizardlover
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    Hasbro holds Fifi.
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    Two of Lizardlover's lizards, posed in a reptilian <i>Pieta</i>.
    Henry Lizardlover
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    The posed lizards are not asleep, said Lizardlover: "They are not stuck, they are not hypnotized, they are not frozen, so they get up on their own whenever they want. … [I]f they are calm and they are relaxed, and I give them comfortable furniture, they'll stay like this." Lizardlover added they are not doing this all the time -- just when he brings them out for people to see them.
    Henry Lizardlover
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    Lizardlover has been bitten by his iguanas, but never as a result of his trying to pose them. Still, he warns people against trying this at home. "Some of them can become very tame and very good pets, but generally I don't recommend them as pets, because most lizards are nervous and scared and they stay wild."
    Henry Lizardlover
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    "I have to have these lizards," Lizardlover said. "It's a good thing; it brings a lot of happiness into the world—not just for me, but for other people."
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    Angela Goodwin lives with three anteaters. "They're a bit like cats," said Goodwin. "They can be a bit destructive. Sometimes they'll claw at the walls." On the plus side, "they're cute and different, and I like the challenge, because they're delicate. … I did three years of research … into their diet and how to care for them" before getting Pua, pictured here in a kimono.
    Angela Goodwin
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    Pua is a tamandua, a medium-size South American anteater. She is about two feet long and weighs around 15 pounds. Pua sleeps in the washing machine, and she has her own room. Anteaters are nocturnal, and Pua wakes Goodwin up a lot. "She's like a princess," said Goodwin. "She wants her treats when she gets up." Her diet is not for the squeamish; it includes silkworm pupae, ants and beef hearts.
    Angela Goodwin
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    Pua kissing Stewie, a tamandua Goodwin cared for who has since died of an autoimmune disease. The funniest thing about living with anteaters, Goodwin said, is "the way they play together – that's fun to watch." Pua is affectionate toward Goodwin as well: "She acts like she [loves me]. She likes to hug me and give me kisses."
    Angela Goodwin
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    Stewie was a "professional artist," Goodwin said. Inspired by the example of elephants whose paintings have been sold, Goodwin has sold paintings by Stewie on eBay. Anteaters have very strong claws, prehensile tails and foot-long tongues, whose sticky saliva helps them eat insects.
    Angela Goodwin
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    Stewie as Santa. Goodwin dresses her anteaters for fun and most importantly to keep them warm – "they don't regulate their body temperature very well, since they live in the tropics." "Fans" of the anteaters, who have seen their exploits on Goodwin's website and blog, send clothes for the anteaters to wear, Goodwin added.
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    Stewie in a denim jacket. Goodwin said she has become a resource for others who rescue anteaters. "I think most people wouldn't want one, but [for] some people they could make a good pet, if they're dedicated to it," Goodwin said.
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    After Stewie passed away, Goodwin adopted Aurora, who was pregnant with Ori, pictured here. Goodwin feeds her anteaters blue cheese; dried ants (bought online); and a mix of ground beef, beef heart, thyme, molasses, vinegar, silkworm pupae and yeast. Catering to anteaters' strict diets is one of the biggest challenges of owning them, Goodwin said.
    Angela Goodwin
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    Goodwin's anteaters have broken into her refrigerator many times. "They could smell the blue cheese in there, so they started opening it, and now they just open it for fun," Goodwin said. "We had to put a lock on it for a while. They're not too bad about it now."
    Angela Goodwin
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    Baby Ori. "[Anteaters] are friendly," Goodwin said. "They like to play with people. And ... they're curious, like to explore. They each have different personalities." Watch "Pet Crazy" on "20/20" Friday at 10 p.m. ET.
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