BABIES!!! Mexican Spiny-Tailed Iguana - Ctenosaura pectinata
How cute are these guys?! These are kind of like vegetarian Tegus, but not as common. Adults eat a wide range of food, such as mixed greens, shredded carrots, mulberry and hibiscus leaves, and edible wild plants such as purslane, clover, dandelions, greens and flowers. Seasonal fruit and vegetables can also be offered. Some keepers have noted that these guys love figs. Babies should be offered the same as the adults, except insects should also be offered. Crickets about half the size of the lizards’ heads small superworms, hornworms, and silk worms are all good feeders.
Cypress mulch provides excellent bedding. They are very active and inquisitive lizards, so lots of décor should be available. Branches, cork bark, rock hides, etc. should be available. The ambient temperature in the enclosure should be between 75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit with basking areas reaching 95 to105 degrees.
These guys get fairly large, so be prepared to invest in a larger enclosure(s) as they mature.
We do not know the lineage on these guys, but google has a plethora of beautiful adult pics of this species. None disappoint! Get yours while they last, or Amanda decides to keep them!