Baby Yucatan Spiny Tail Iguana
- Ctenosaura defensor
- Captive Bred
- Approximately 4-5 Inches In Length
- Very Well Established Chunky Little Iguanas With Bright Bronze Orange And Black Bands
- Spinytails Are Feeding On Dark Leafy Greens And Insects They Love Crickets and Roaches With Dandelions Regularly
Baby Yucatan Spiny Tail Iguana for sale have distinctive black, keeled scales on their long tails, which gives them their common name. They, along with C. pectinata, are the largest members of the genus Ctenosaura. The males (Baby Yucatan Spiny Tail Iguana for sale) are capable of growing up to 1.3 meters (4 ft 3 in) in length and the females are slightly shorter, at 0.8–1 meter (2 ft 7 in–3 ft 3 in). They have a crest of long spines which extends down the center of the back.
- Naturally Occurring Out Of Central America Mainly In Mexico
- Adults Will Average Around 7-9 Inches In Length
- Living Around 10 – 12 Years In Captivity
- Thriving In Hot Semi-Arid Climates
Black spiny-tailed iguanas are excellent climbers, and prefer a rocky habitat with plenty of crevices to hide in, rocks to bask on, and nearby trees to climb. They are diurnal and fast moving, employing their speed to escape predators but will lash with their tails and bite if cornered. The Guinness Book of World Records lists this as the world’s fastest lizard… With a maximal sprint speed of 34.6 km/h.
They are primarily herbivorous, eating flowers, leaves, stems, and fruit, but they will opportunistically eat smaller animals, eggs and arthropods. Juveniles tend to be insectivores, becoming more herbivorous as they get older. They are known to eat the fruit and live in the limbs of the manchineel… A tree highly poisonous to most other animals.