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Bahama Curly-Tailed Lizard

Bahama Curly-Tailed Lizard
Item# BCTL

Product Description

Scientific name: Leiocephalus Carinatus

Bahama Curlytail Lizards (aka Northern Curly-tailed Lizard or the Brown Curly-tailed Lizard) name derived from the habit of curling the tip of it tail upwards. They are gray to brown in color and will grow up to 8 1/2 to 10 inches long as adults. They can live approximately 10 years in captivity.

This species is native to the Bahama Islands, the Cayman Islands and Cuba but was released in Palm Beach Florida in the 1940's.

One or 2 lizards require a minimum tank size of a 20 gallon long. 3 or more will require 40-75 gallons. A comfortable temperature for these lizards is around 75-85 F during the day with nighttime temperatures a little cooler. Provide a basking area with the temperature between 98-110 F. LEDs or other low-wattage light bulbs work best for maintaining these temperatures.

Your tank should have a small, shallow bowl of water that is cleaned daily. This is for your lizard to drink from as well as wade in.

Bahama Curly-Tailed Lizards are ominivorous but maily feed on small crickets, roaches, mealworms and silkworms. It is recommended that food be dusted with calcium to prevent bone softening. They should also be given fruits/vegetables.