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Chuckwalla

Chuckwalla


Species group:
 Chuckwallas

Other name: Chukawalla

Scientific name: Sauromalus obesus

Range/Habitat: Chuckwallas are native to the arid regions of north Mexico, southwest United States, and the coastal areas but most specifically in the Sonoran and Mohave Deserts and the Great Basin. They inhabit rocky hillsides, lava flows, rocky outcrops, and dry land where drought-resistant plants grow.

Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
experienced keeper, large lizard
Challenging:
bite, special heat lamp, wild specimens, natural digging behavior, fairly large vivarium
Interesting:
bask, extreme heat, dark leafy greens, puffing, dark damp places
Overall review
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4.4 (5)
litony555
Chuckwalla is kind of rare lizard in Canada, which wo...
Review by: litony555 (1) October 16, 2013 01:30
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4.00
2 photos
clouddancer
A Chuckwalla was my very first lizard, and he was ver...
Review by: clouddancer (11) June 09, 2013 19:42
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3.00
1 photo
efpierce
Growing up in the Southwest, I always had a Chuckwall...
Review by: efpierce (21) December 14, 2012 19:46
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5.00
1 photo
stat_u
Even tho they are in the Iguana family, they act and ...
Review by: stat_u (164) May 11, 2012 19:35
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5.00
FPufferfish
I spend a lot of time out hiking in the desert, and I...
Review by: FPufferfish (20) December 26, 2011 20:46
  • Currently 100
5.00
Learn more (2 videos)
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chuckwalla
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Chuckwalla handgefüttert
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Feeding (1 video)
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chuckwallas chillin!
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Habitat (3 videos)
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chuckwalla vivarium
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Chuckwalla (Sauromalus obesus)
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interacting with the chuckwallas
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