How to Care for an Agama Lizard

Agama Lizards are active during the day and enjoy low humidity and sunshine (or UVB lighting). Indigenous to Africa, these relatively tame lizards prefer a semi-dry environment. Caring for an Agama Lizard is easy as long as you can provide them with basic necessities.

Provide your Agama Lizard with a 48" x 18" x 18" container. Adults can grow quite large and tend to be active.

Know that Agamas will be tame if you handle them often. However, they are territorial around other males-keep males separate.

Care for an Agama Lizard by providing it with UVB lighting(full spectrum 5% lighting) at least 8 to 10 hours per day. You also should provide a cooler or shaded area.

When you create the lizard's enviroment, provide climbing areas made out of rocks and use logs for basking areas. Build hiding places out of rocks or cork bark.

Keep temperatures during the day at around 90 degrees Fahrenheit in basking areas, and around 80 degrees Fahrenheit in cool or shaded areas.

Maintain night temperatures around 74 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. For 24-hour ground heat, use a reptile heating mat.

Keep small amounts of water in a dish inside the Agama's tank. Mist the inside of the tank with water weekly.

Know that Agama Lizards like to eat insects. Provide them with a variety of food for proper nutrition, including locusts, crickets, mealworms and waxworms.

Include a vitamin supplement and sprinkle calcium on the Agama's meals to ensure proper nutrition.

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