Acquired: Wild caught / rehabilitation animal
3610, South Africa
Posted Jan 24, 2016
The Desert Iguana (Dipsosaurus dorsalis) from the gulf of california is a desert dwelling species of iguana that really as far as most people will tell you doesn't look much like an iguana or what you would think of when someone says the word iguana. They do very well in captivity if they are kept in outdoor enclosures and are given a lot of space and sand to dig up and tunnel in. They do well on a diet of mixed veggies and are predominantly herbivores. They will also accept crickets and other insects, especially as youngsters. This is a great species to keep for advanced reptile breeders.