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Desert Horned Lizard

Overall satisfaction

2.75/5

Acquired: Wild caught / rehabilitation animal,
Online breeder / seller,
Worked with pet (didn’t own)

Gender: N/A

Appearance

5/5

Health

1/5

ActivityLevel

3/5

Temperament

3/5

Easy to provide habitat

2/5

Easy to handle

3/5

Visibility

5/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

5/5

Easy to Feed

0/5

Easy to provide environmental needs

2/5

Desert Horned Lizard

By

New York, United States

Posted Jul 13, 2014

I wish I could recommend the horned lizard, but even in zoo collections they give me a great deal of trouble. They are ant specialists, and in fact accept only certain species, and also need exposure to high levels of UVB, and likely, UVA. Unfortunately, we do not know enough about them as captives, and they usually do not thrive. Until more info is available, they are best enjoyed in the wild or in the few zoos which work with them.

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