Binghamton, New York, United States
Posted Feb 12, 2009
First I'd like to mention that these lizards are more commonly known as Uromastyx than the other names recommended on this website. Anyway, Uromastyx lizards are another lizard that are recommended for beginners. Their docile and laid back temperaments make them easy to handle. If bought as a baby, and handled frequently, you'll have no problem at all taming these guys. If you buy one as an adult, the taming process may be a bit longer. A couple downsides to owning these lizards is that that need extremely high temps (120F and higher), strong UVB, and large cage space (minimum of 50 gallon for adult). Uro's are primarily herbivorous, meaning that they thrive on fruits and veggies. So if your family already buys these things, your feeding bill for your Uro, may not be too bad. If you don't usually buy these types of foods, good thing they are cheap, making feeding a Uro a low cost mouth to feed.