Facts about the desert iguana
The desert iguana is a common animal by many to be discovered. There are even people who would argue that they have seen iguanas in their backyards and who is hiding behind the big rocks. Love of nature the iguanas feed on flowers and leaves of several shrubs. So it swapped full control over their body temperature, the iguana its color from gray to a nearly pure white shade. Usually in the morning, taking the iguana the darkest that changes its color and lunch is its color white to avoid feeling very hot.
The desert iguana is known for his scientific name of Dispsosaurus Dorsalis and thrives in the South Eastern California deserts preferably in the Mojave and Sonoran deserts, in southwestern Utah, Southern Nevada, South central Arizona, Baja California, Northwest Mexico, and other relatively in the Gulf of California Islands can be found. For most of his life, the desert is like in the sandy and arid habitats, usually in the bushes creosote and the rocks, which they call their shelters pet iguana to stay. Others lay, you find comfort in the already abandoned caves of these kangaroo rats. In the southern habitats, iguanas in the deciduous forests and subtropical locations can be detected to the desert.
Description of the desert iguana
If the desert matures iguana, the growth from ten ranges up to sixteen inches long. The body is rounded off and large. The tail grows long. The head is brown-colored, especially following a netlike structure that is reddish brown in color. The trunk and the neck of the desert iguana include Tan and grayish spots. In the meantime, his cock has some spots white or gray. The most extreme hot times rising to search the desert iguana in the bushes for cooler areas. But despite the State of the climate that desert iguana remains active even at 115 degrees f.
Since the desert iguanas seek from the bushes are refuge, they are known to become vegetarian. They are classified, herbivores as they eat multi-annual and annual plants fruits, buds and leaves of most of the desert. They are also very much like to the yellow flowers of the creosote Bush. It eats insects, the feces of the lizards and mammals, and AAS as well. Even more, the desert iguana is not compromised.
Desert iguanas moving quickly. They are always spotted, cross the roads in a very fast pace and just before the passing cars. Their hind legs are really so powerful, which therefore can they this movement. Their predators include foxes, birds of prey, weasels, rats, snakes, and then the people. Also, the eggs of the desert are iguanas is attacked and eaten by most animals.
The desert iguana breeding season
Start in the middle period of the month March the desert iguanas come out of its long hibernation. The breeding season for the desert iguana happens between April to may. Between the months of May and June the desert probably two to ten eggs that are hatched is iguana from the later part of July to August. All during the breeding season, adults have desert iguanas, pink color on the side of her belly.