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Armadillo Lizards For Sale


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Armadillo Lizards For Sale  

Cordylus tropidosternum  

Though confused with their far more expensive and infrequently encourtered cousin, Cordylus cataphractus, this Armadillo lizard frequently goes by the same common name, though it does not display the defensive behavior of grasping its tail in its mouth and rolling into a ball.  It is also known as the Tropical Girdled Lizard, the East African Spiny-tailed Lizard, the Forest Armadillo Lizard, and/or the Jones Armadillo Lizard.  Whatever you call them, these beautiful little lizards bear sequential rows of scales, each of which comes to a reasonably sharp point, especially on the tail where these points are elevated from the rest of the body, providing the lizard a prickly defense from predators.  Generally displaying a brown or gray to orange coloration with a lighter underside, these lizards are insectivores (though some say they will take small amounts of fruits and vegetables), which are not difficult to keep, beginner friendly, and can be relatively easily tamed with regular handling.  It is highly uncommon for them to bite, and they can live communally, make them an excellent pet for just about anyone who can apprecaite their rugged looks and bright-eyed, active demeanor.  

Bottom Line?  

An East African denizen that occupies a very wide variety of habitat, these easy to keep and curious looking little lizards make a great choice for anyone from the most amateur to the most advanced.  

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