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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.

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Owners say:
Wonderful:
experienced keeper, large lizard, interesting qualities
Challenging:
bite, wild specimens, fairly large vivarium, special heat lamp, natural digging behavior
Interesting:
bask, dark damp places, dark leafy greens, puffing, extreme heat
Overall review
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4.4 (9)
Athravan
I have kept a pair of chuckwalla's for 6 years now an...
Review by: Athravan (77) June 14, 2015 04:12
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5.00
1 photo
BigTimeReptiles
Chucks are literally bullet proof, when cared for pro...
Review by: BigTimeReptiles (0) April 19, 2015 22:45
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5.00
findiviglio
I've kept several hundred lizard species in zoos and ...
Review by: findiviglio (53) July 13, 2014 19:15
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4.00
ManoftheNorth
I'm not sure what it was that attracted me to this li...
Review by: ManoftheNorth (84) April 20, 2014 15:41
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3.75
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
Learn more (2 videos)
chuckwalla
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Chuckwalla handgefüttert
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Feeding (1 video)
chuckwallas chillin!
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Habitat (3 videos)
chuckwalla vivarium
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Chuckwalla (Sauromalus obesus)
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interacting with the chuckwallas
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