Chuckwalla Care Sheet

Natural History

The chuckwalla is a beautiful lizard found in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. They can also be found on some coastal islands in the same region. The chuckwalla normally has a dark colouration and small, fine scales. The chuckwalla is quite wide bodied with a thick tail that runs down to a point.

The chuckwalla is mostly herbivorous and are normally only territorial around breeding time. When the chuckwalla wants to assert dominance they can modify their torso colour slightly, they will open their mouth and bob up and down.

The Mojave Desert