Editor's Choice
Group contributors
Jormantis
7 points
United States
gp02
2 points
United States
United States
Illinois, United States





Home > Reptiles > Lizard species > Saharan Uromastyx
Saharan Uromastyx

Saharan Uromastyx

Other name: Saharan Spiny-tailed Lizard;
Red Nigerian Spiny-Tailed Lizard;
Nigerian Uromastyx; Geyr's Dabb Lizard

Scientific name: Uromastyx geyri

Range/Habitat: The Saharan Uromastyx is one of 13 species of Spiny Tailed lizards, and is native to hot and dry areas of Algeria, Mali and Niger.

Saharan Uromastyx which are available as pets are mostly wild-caught, and are exported from NIgeria. Unfortunately, wild-caught Uromastyx which have not had adequate time to acclimate to captivity often experience health problems.

Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
charming quirks, low maintenance animal, captive bred saharan, trustworthy companion
Challenging:
unpreventable virus
Interesting:
omnivore, low moisture content, Supposedly, commonly imported species, heat lampsrocks
Overall review
  • Currently 100
4.0 (4)
Jormantis
I got Brom after much research into different kinds o...
Review by: Jormantis (7) updated March 05, 2014 23:14
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
gp02
My pet Uromastyx passed away a couple months prior to...
Review by: gp02 (2) updated February 17, 2014 21:13
  • Currently 100
3.00
1 photo
AmberleyStephen
Saharan Uromastyx are very neat creatures. I was very...
Review by: AmberleyStephen (32) January 30, 2014 13:12
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
ifweirdisnormal
The Saharan Uromastyx is the most commonly imported s...
Review by: ifweirdisnormal (70) April 19, 2012 14:10
  • Currently 100
3.00
1 photo

Copyright © 2014 Collective Wisdom Inc.
All rights reserved. Privacy Policy and Terms of Service