Zayn Malik got up close and personal with a pet lizard named Arnie! We're not sure if it's his new BFF, but he sure is cute...in a reptilian sort of way.

Malik shared the snap, featuring the creature all posed on his chest. They are, in fact, just chillin' since lizards are cold-blooded.

Notice that the One Direction member is wearing a Motley Crue t-shirt, like a total rocker. We're loving the unshaven, scruffy look and of course his emotive, piercing eyes. We're swooning, even though there is a leathery lizard decamped on his chest.

We're also wondering how his fiancee, Perrie Edwards of Little Mix, feels about the lizard that has found its way into Zayn's heart.

See the twosome together.