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Dragon Lizards: Everything you need to know

Dragon lizards, also known as agamids, are a diverse group of reptiles that range in size from small geckos to the giant Komodo dragon.
They are known for their scaly bodies, well-developed limbs, and long tails, and their ability to change color to camouflage themselves from predators

Uromastyx Lizard Diet: fruits

What fruits can Uromastyx eat

Uromastyx can eat a small amount of fruit as part of their diet. Suitable options include strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries. Additionally, in moderation, fruits like cantaloupe, dates, figs, guava, kiwi, papaya, mango, and pineapple can be offered.

Uromastyx lizard with banana

Can Uromastyx eat banana?

Uromastyx lizards can consume bananas in moderation, but a well-rounded diet of primarily vegetables and plant-based foods is crucial. Fruits should only make up around 5% of their diet, with options such as apples, mangoes, and berries providing essential vitamins and minerals without the high sugar and phosphorus content of bananas.

Uromastyx and Carrots

Can Uromastyx Eat Carrots?

Uromastyx lizards are herbivores and require a balanced diet of various vegetables, greens, and fruits to thrive. Carrots and their leafy green tops can be safely fed to these lizards. Dark leafy greens, such as kale, collard greens, and mustard greens, are better alternatives to carrots for uromastyx lizards.

Uromastyx and Spinach

Can Uromastyx eat Spinach?

Uromastyx lizards can technically eat spinach, but its high oxalate content can hinder calcium absorption, leading to potential health risks. Opt for kale as a safer alternative.

Uromastyx and Tomatoes

Can Uromastyx eat Tomatoes?

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?

Uromastyx and Kale

Can Uromastyx eat Kale?

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 Eating

Uromastyx Food and Diet Requirements

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 Requirements