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Question On a juvenile uro . If there are tail spikes missing off the tail do they grow back or will there always be missing?? Any info would be Great

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Question On a juvenile uro . If there are tail spikes missing off the tail do they grow back or will there always be missing?? Any info would be Greatly Appreciated!! 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️ladykellyl55@yahoo.com or text 612-310-1175 Kelly L.
Posted by Anonymous, Jul 11, 2019 11:07 PM

“I have 2 questions I have a Moroccan uromastyx the people at the store said they didnt know the age but hes between 3 and 7 that was their guess (hes for sure not baby hes got some size to him)


My first question
Are these guys supposed to sleep alot ? I mean he is out from 9am to at least 3pmish and after that he goes to his hide and sleeps till 9am again…

Second question
Would anyone know if I could put another uromastyx, possibly a baby ? In the same cage ? It’s a pretty decent size cage just curious cause I’d like an oranta
Posted by Dom53, Jun 3, 2019 09:42 PM

I’ve been trying to read about the East African spiny-tailed lizard which I thought were related however it appears they are not. I think it might be a point worth noting here as they look so similar given the spiny tail and body type especially since the East African spiny-tail is an insectivores/carnivores causing us some confusion when researching care for ours.
Posted by Anonymous, May 20, 2019 09:54 PM

Thank you for all the very thorough information. Just one minor point: kale does not contain oxalates (cabbage family). Spinach and chard are the ones with oxalates (rhubarb family) Kale should be okay, just don’t feed any pet animals anything in the rhubarb family..
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Posted by Anonymous, Jan 16, 2019 10:58 AM

“So need a new cage for my uro, and I don’t know where to get one.

Any ideas? She isn’t very big and needs some more room.
Posted by Anonymous, Jan 16, 2019 10:57 AM

Is there a difference between the red Uromastyx and the yellow Uromastyx? I am not sure which one I should go with, and I need to make my decision today. TIA
Posted by Anonymous, Oct 30, 2018 07:31 AM


We got two uro’s and they were in a tank with a fine blue sand so they have blue all over them. Is there anyway to clean them?
Posted by Anonymous, Oct 13, 2018 09:54 AM

I just want to know where to buy an Uro; I have a great set up for one but can’t find a site where CB are common
Posted by Anonymous, Sep 28, 2018 01:47 PM

“Hello we have available a series of uromastyx ranging from babies to adults available for sale at very good prices.Any one interested should contact us via(uramastyxworldreptilesonline@gmail.com) or visit our web for more information
Posted by Anonymous, Sep 26, 2018 03:45 PM

“I wouldn’t recommend using a seed substrate for uromastyx as they are likely to ingest fecal matter accidently when trying to eat the seeds.


You could check out this uromastyx guide if you are interested. It’s a short read.
Posted by Anonymous, Aug 6, 2018 08:25 PM

can uromastyx drop there tail
Posted by Anonymous, Jan 8, 2018 08:12 AM

Thx! the info wuz helpful. am just got a uro using du info.
Posted by Anonymous, Nov 22, 2017 04:06 PM


i want a hatching but everywhere doesn’t have any where should i get one?
Posted by Anonymous, Oct 21, 2017 03:49 PM

“If you use seed substrate, how do you clean up their poop?
About to become proud owner of uro… any advice?
Posted by Anonymous, Jun 29, 2017 03:17 PM

“If you use seed substrate, how do you clean up their poop?
About to become proud owner of uro… any advice?
Posted by Anonymous, Jun 29, 2017 03:17 PM

Stomach contents from wild Egyptian Uromastyx contain insects. Mine loves them. Animals like humans know what they need to eat. I give mine insects maybe once a month and he’s doing beautifuly. I’ve kept lizards for 30 years all the large species. Uromasyx for me tip the balance especially the bigger ones. I am fascinated by them creataceous ancient and very human responsive. Beautiful pets to have. Superstars.
Posted by Anonymous, Jun 26, 2017 01:39 PM


Absolutely no beardies and uro together. I have a rescue Egyptian covered in scars from bites from a beardie in the same space. He’s secure now on his own and is a true superstar.
Posted by Anonymous, Jun 26, 2017 01:36 PM

I’ve had my auto for at least 14 years and believe he was at least 2 when I got him. I’ve noticed his nails have gotten very long. I have a sand substrate so I don’t think it’s a problem for him. Do I need to have his nails trimmed? At his age I’d hate to stress him out.
Posted by Anonymous, Jun 17, 2017 03:15 PM

My Uro loves dandelions. I’d like to try other flowers but don’t know what are safe. Can we do marigolds, roses, others? What do you suggest?
Posted by Anonymous, Jun 10, 2017 12:02 PM

Will my 3 year old Mali Uro do okay in an open air enclosure in North Texas during the summer days (temp ranges during day 95-105• with shade opps in cage? She loves to sit outside with me for short stints so I would like to move her in and out during day and leave her unsupervised but in a safe place. Am I increasing tisk of parasites, or other issues?
Posted by Anonymous, Jun 10, 2017 09:37 AM

Will my 3 year old Mali Uro do okay in an open air enclosure in North Texas during the summer days (temp ranges during day 95-105• with shade opps in cage? She loves to sit outside with me for short stints so I would like to move her in and out during day and leave her unsupervised but in a safe place. Am I increasing tisk of parasites, or other issues?
Posted by Anonymous, Jun 10, 2017 09:37 AM

Thanks for the info can always count on you guys
Posted by Anonymous, Jan 30, 2017 07:03 PM

Had one of these as a pet back around 1995 and had him for a while. Sure wish we knew more about their care back then. My parents did their best, but the internet didn’t have the information it has now and the local pet store had no business selling these as pets. Our cage always seemed small and he would escape – often time it would takes days to find him. Eventually my father built an out side cage for him (Florida) and he would sit in the yard while we worked outside. Once he escaped and our neighbor came running to my father about this creature he had never seen before in his back yard. He had escaped 2 months earlier. Several more months goes by and he disappeared again to never be found. After reading this article, chances are he burrowed down. We didn’t know they did that and our property was mostly sand. Anyways, beautiful creatures and would love to have another one now that I am much older and more mature with my own kids, plus all the information available.
Posted by Anonymous, Dec 24, 2016 10:22 PM

My mali recently started to have swollen eye lids and when she blinks there’s is occasionally a pinkish tissue looking flesh that covers her eyes. Just started a few eels ago. Any advice?
Posted by Renegadecreed, Nov 10, 2016 06:52 PM

what do you do for glass dancing?
Posted by Anonymous, Oct 18, 2016 02:39 PM

I done that once . Mine where together for over two years massive viv under the stairs . One day I found the beardie had uro in its mouth
Posted by Anonymous, Aug 18, 2016 05:06 PM

“You should not ever put a Uro and a Bearded Dragon together!!!!! They have different needs! Please Research!!! Your dragon can crush the skull of your Uro. and Uros like it hotter then Beardies! and have different dietary need!!!

For the person who posted on 2/4/16 @ 8:36 pm.
Posted by Anonymous, Aug 16, 2016 03:28 PM

“I live in Northeast Ohio. This summer it has been very hot and humid. I am having trouble keeping the humidity level in my uro’s cage below 30%. It has exceeded 60% for the past several days. I bought a larger enclosure (40 gallon with a screened top and glass sides, 36 x 18 x 18), use a millet substrate, and do not have water in the habitat. I have 2 fans running in the room to circulate the air, but the humidity in the tank is still too high. The temperature in the new enclosure near the basking spot is steady at about 100-110.

She has been eating but is otherwise sluggish and hasn’t been moving around much. What can I do to bring down the humidity level?
Posted by Anonymous, Jul 25, 2016 09:44 AM

“We’ve shared our home with Rocco, a Mali Uromastyx for the past 11 years. She’s 18 years old now, and came from a neighbor whose son had lost interest in her.

A couple of things that may be helpful:

Ours is a super-fussy eater. We have tried many different foods. Here’s what she is willing to eat: clover; dandelion flowers (she doesn’t like the leaves, even though she is supposed to); sugar snap peas, snow peas; a few of the seeds in finch food (especially the red ones, whatever they are); dates. She’s survived 10 years on this diet and has appeared healthy throughout.

Another strange thing about our Uro: she hibernates (brumates?) from late November until early April. Every year. She wakes up once or twice to pee and poop and then goes back into her cave. The first year this gave us great concern, but she’s been doing the same thing every year without apparent harm. When she wakes up in April she sits around in a daze, and it takes her a few days to start eating. Note that we live in the Northeast US. Her habitat remains the same temperature throughout the year but she still seems to know it’s winter.

Finally, I don’t recommend lizards in homes with small children — for the lizard’s safety, not the children’s. They startle easy and can easily be dropped. And they have very long and delicate fingers and toes which I am guessing would be easily injured (ours hasn’t had any injuries yet, thankfully).
Posted by Anonymous, Jul 3, 2016 07:34 PM

ok, very helpful
Posted by Anonymous, May 10, 2016 09:43 AM

“Please do your research before buying or adopting one of these lizards.
I did not.
If I did I probably would have gotten a bearded dragon.
I wanted a lizard who likes to be held and I let the previous owners tell me his lighting, dietary needs etc.
I am going to keep him and I do feel that he is being treated better in my home that he was before. And as I learn more about these guys my care will improve.
However if I read this article before I adopted him I may have went with a different lizard.
Posted by Anonymous, Apr 2, 2016 07:06 AM

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Posted by Anonymous, Mar 31, 2016 10:02 AM

We recently got amolly uro and she is impacted, what can I do to help her? We have tried sitting her in warm water that lasted about 9 minutes when it was suppose to be 15. But she was stressing really bad so we took her out. The vet won’t get back to us until tomorrow. Please help!
Posted by Anonymous, Mar 21, 2016 05:40 PM

“Bought a Mali uro for my wife as an engagement present ( she named it belly)
Now 13 years later, belly is a member of the family. We soak her once a month take her outside and have her in a main part of the house. We love belly!
Posted by Anonymous, Mar 16, 2016 07:06 PM

Backwater Reptiles has plenty of uromastyx available. I bought a yellow one from them a couple weeks ago and he’s named “Snaps.”
Posted by Anonymous, Feb 29, 2016 11:45 AM

I have a Uro and Beardie in the same tank for the past 3 and a half years. (Both female) They get along fine and are all over the 50 gallon tank. I do not feed the Uro any Mealworms only greens (variety). My question is should they be bathed in warm water? (and how often) Could I use a tropical mist on the URO like i do the Beardie. I have 6 finches and ready info on the URO would it be good to feed the Uro finch bird seed?
Posted by Anonymous, Feb 4, 2016 08:36 PM

“i need to know about uromastyx digestive system and its genital organs reply me on my Gmail account plz
Posted by Anonymous, Jan 7, 2016 05:27 AM

“I’m interested in adopting a pair (a male and female ) of sub-adults Egyptian Uromastyx Lizards.

Or, a two sub-adult Egyptian Uromastyx female lizards. If you have any for adoption, please contact me at: mkmitigates@hotmail.com

Please type E. Uromastyx lizard In the subject line. Thanks,
Posted by Anonymous, Dec 12, 2015 10:46 PM

very helpful
Posted by Anonymous, Dec 9, 2015 01:24 PM

I used to feed my uro lots of candy and gummies for a long time but he just died recently do you guys think it was from the candy?
Posted by Anonymous, Nov 27, 2015 07:34 PM

“The comment by anonymous on October 17. Totally right on. These are creatures that have very specific needs – they aren’t cats and dogs and shouldn’t be treated as such. They don’t like being doubled up in cages and someone often dies when they are… They shouldn’t eat beans. Spinach is commonly known to kill agama lizards… as does chard. Please find a good local herpetologist that can properly care for your lizard before buying one – if there isn’t one locally and you have no access, buy a cat or something.

Argh. I see these animals come back to our hospital in the worst condition due to parents buying them for kids, who in turn either abuse or have no idea how to care for them… or people anthropomorphizing them with traits they don’t possess, i.e. “”He likes when I…”” …chances are he doesn’t.

Here’s a small dose of reality: You can’t leave them for long periods of time and go on vacation, mainly because there is no pet sitter who understand what to do. They can be smelly if not kept clean. Heating a reptile cage is killer on your electric bill… when they get sick, expect a bill of 150-200 every single time you go to the herpetologist. You do need to go to a herpetologist, not a general vet, since they know little about these specialty animals.

…oh, and every two weeks someone brings in a lizard that they FOUND roaming free. I shit you not. Some people lie and just can’t handle them, but there has been an uptick in the amount of actual abandoned lizards. Mainly by kids in playgrounds, because they treat them like toys.

Be a good pet owner, these really aren’t toys. They are living, feeling creatures.

Posted by Anonymous, Oct 29, 2015 01:56 PM

All uromastyx species I wan and I wan collect,any one who wish to deal the business just contact me,I’m from Malaysia.
Posted by Anonymous, Sep 15, 2015 06:49 AM

I live in Alaska too and there are a few options of good reptile vets. Dr. Nicholson at Collage Gate Animal Hospital on Northern Lights is a great choice, I hope you get your lizard the help he needs.
Posted by Anonymous, Nov 29, 2014 06:51 PM

Love agamids!!! Soon will be an excited happy owner of an ornate uromastyx!
Posted by Anonymous, Oct 5, 2014 12:01 PM

Very informative I’ll soon become a ownernx
Posted by Anonymous, Sep 28, 2014 09:10 PM