Lizards Uromastyx

Uromastyx, also known as spiny-tailed lizards belong the the genus Agamid lizards and are indigenous to African Middle East and Asian countries. They are mostly herbivorous or plant-eating animals but occasionally will eat insects mostly as babies or juveniles.

There are several types of commonly known Uromastxy and to name a few of the beautiful ones are the ornate or U. ornata, Egyptian or U. aegyptia, Moroccan or acanthinurus nigriventris, Mali or maliensis, U. macfadyei, U. hardwicki, U. alfredschmidti, U. princeps, U. benti, U. yemenensis, U. thomasi, U ocellata  and know there are more.

They are desert-dwelling lizards and generally like hotter basking temperatures than other lizards and basking can be anywhere from 100 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit, however please do your research on each of the species as their heat requirements will be different depending on which one you have. As herbivores, many enjoy a nice dish of assorted leafy vegetables such as collard greens, endive, radicchio, bok choi, dandelion greens, packaged spring mixes and am sure some other greens and are generally the bulk of their diet. Don’t forget the calcium and vitamin supplements and use as directed. ¬†They also enjoy vegetables such as butternut squash, hibiscus flower, prickly pear leaves and maybe one time a week offer a few berries, figs or kiwi. Often a dish containing seeds such as millet, sorghum is provided.

They require both UVB and UVB light. See manufacturer instructions.

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