The blue-tongue skink is a unique animal originating from South-East Asia and Oceania, and characterized by its bright blue tongue which is used to scare potential predators away. Blue tongue lizards are increasingly popular as pets thanks to their intelligence and tame disposition. Known scientifically as “tiliqua”, blue-tongue skinks come in all different colors and shapes, and there are actually dozens of species and sub-species. Some can be kept as… Read More »Blue-tongued Skink Species
On Tuesday October 22nd the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Board voted to restrict future ownership of exotic reptiles in response to the increasing number of invasive species threatening the native ecosystem. The ban was made specifically to tackle the problem of two invasive species of reptiles, Burmese pythons and Argentine Black and White tegu lizards, who are imported from South America and are often released or escape into the… Read More »Some Tegu and Monitor lizard species are no longer allowed as Pets in Georgia
Spinach is one of the few foods that should be avoided in a uramastyx’s diet. uramastyx lizards can technically eat spinach, but in large quantities this can be harmful, so it is best to keep consumption to a minimum or avoid it altogether. Despite being a nutrient-rich dark leafy vegetable, spinach has an extremely high content of oxalates, which bind to calcium and prevent its proper absorption. Calcium deficiency can… Read More »Can Uromastyx eat Spinach?
Uromastyx are herbivores and eat all kinds of vegetables, greens and fruits, including tomatoes. It is generally believed that tomatoes can be fed to uromatyx lizards from time to time, but this food should not be a constant in its diet because, if consumed in large quantities, it can lead to health complications. Tomatoes are rich in vitamins C, A, antioxidants and fiber, but they lack calcium, are very acidic… Read More »Can Uromastyx eat Tomatoes?
Kale is a healthy food for your uromastyx lizard. Unlike other dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach, which are high in phosphorus and oxalates, kale has a calcium ratio of 2.4:1, which means it is higher in calcium and can be absorbed by your lizard. Also, unlike other types of lettuce that consist mostly of water, kale is very nutrient dense and also provides vitamin A, C, K, potassium,… Read More »Can Uromastyx eat Kale?
Uromastyx are almost exclusively herbivores, and it is not necessary to feed them any insects or meat. Their vegetarian diet consists of leaves, flowers, legumes, grains, herbs and vegetables of all kinds. Pet uromastyx do not need much water because they absorb it directly from the veggies in their diet, so you do not need to provide a bowl with fresh water every day. Food for Uromastyx Because uromastyx lizads… Read More »Uromastyx Food and Diet
Technically, blue-tongued skinks can eat cucumbers without any issues. There are however very few reasons you would want to feed your pet lizard cucumbers in the first place: they are very poorly nutritionally, as they mostly contain water and not much else. Cucumbers are then to be considered a refreshing treat that can help your blue tongue skink stay hydrated but should not be a staple in their diet, as… Read More »Can blue-tongued skinks eat cucumbers?
Yes, tegus can safely consume cucumber. These green vegetables are around 96% water with a little fiber, so they are not the most highly nutritious food out there for your lizard, but they are perfectly safe to eat. Still, there are a lot of better options out there for your tegu and it is important to offer a varied diet that includes different types of fruits and vegetables as well… Read More »Can Tegus Eat Cucumbers?
Different types of lizards like iguanas, skinks, bearded dragons and tegus can eat a variety of “human” food that ranges from vegetables to fruits and in some cases even eggs, fish, and meat products. When it comes to heavily processed foods, which include chocolate, it is best to think twice before feeding them to your pet. The general consensus it that chocolate is not safe for consumption by lizards or… Read More »Can lizards eat chocolate?
Iguanas regularly feed on fruits and it is generally considered okay to feed them watermelon, although other types of melon (e.g. cantaloupe) may be a healthier choice. This is because water melons – as the name suggests – are mostly made of water and do not contain many nutrients. Due to the lower amounts of calories and sugar, watermelon makes for a great fruit choice if your pet needs to… Read More »Can iguanas eat watermelon?