Black Spiney-tailed Iguana


Latin Name:  Ctenosaura similis

Sex: Currently Unknown

Black Spiny-tailed Iguanas grow to 4ft (1.2m) in length with an average life span of 20 years. A large part of a Black Spiny-tailed iguanas diet is fruit and vegetables such as a variety of greens, shredded carrot, cactus fruit, mango and bell peppers as well as wild plants such as clover and dandelions but will also eat insects. They require a basking spot of 95-105 Fahrenheit (35-40 Celsius) with regular misting to maintain moderate humidity levels. Young iguanas will lap the water droplets left from misting but a water bowl should always be available, this also allows them to cool down and help shedding skin.

Available from the Farnborough store – 01252 371111