Home
  Basic Information
  Health
  History
  Behavior
  Other Information

Ameiva Jungle behavior

The Jungle Ameiva, is also known as the "Middle American Ameiva" and the "Central American Whip Tailed Lizard". This lizard should not be confused with the parthenogenic Whip Tail lizards in the genus Cnemidophorus.

Most Jungle Ameivas are known to become quite docile with regular handling, though males may show aggression and can become quite territorial. For this reason, it is often suggested that males not be housed together. In the wild this ameiva lives in brushlands or woodlands. Like most ameivas, the Jungle Ameiva is somewhat hyperactive and can be difficult to hold. Their tails may also come off when they are handled, so it is essential that care be taken when they are picked up. In captivity they can be housed in a 40-gallon aquarium, though juveniles may be housed in a smaller enclosure. Make sure to include plenty of logs, plants, and branches for climbing, as well as dark hiding spots and shelters. In addition, a thick substrate is recommended because ameivas like to dig and burrow. Water bowls are also a must, for soaking and drinking. In captivity the Jungle Ameiva does quite well on a varied diet that may include waxworms, mealworms, earthworms, crickets, and pinky mice. Though they are carnivorous, they have been known to eat a piece of fruit occasionally.


Complete List
Agama - Bearded Dragon Agama - Black Agama - Butterfly Agama - Flying Dragon Agama - Frilled Dragon
Agama - Golden Agama - Hardun Agama - Tree Dragon Ameiva - Green Ameiva - Jungle
Alligator - American Crocodile - American Anole - Bahaman Anole - Green Anole - Knight
Basilisk - Brown Beaded Lizard Caiman - Spectacled Chameleon - 4 Horn Collared Lizard
Gecko - Bibron's Giant Legless Lizard Gila Monster Helmeted Iguana - Forest Horned Toad
Lacerta - Jeweled Long Tailed Grass Lizard Monitor - Argus Sailfin Dragon Sand Lizard
Skink - Crocodile Spiny Lizard - Crevice Sudan Plated Lizard Swift - Emerald Tegu - Black and White
Thorny Devil Uromastyx - Egyptian Water Dragon - Chinese Water Dragon - Striped

  Latest news about Water Dragon - Striped

copyright lizardssite.info

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Ameiva_Jungle".
eXTReMe Tracker