IUCN red list status:
Least Concern

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About the Chuckwalla

The Chuckwalla is native to in the South West of the United States and Northern Mexico. It has a dark colouration and small, fine scales with a thick tail that runs down to a point.

Their diet is herbivorous, eating a varied mix of vegetables and seeds. They are only territorial around breeding time. When the Chuckwalla wants to assert dominance, they modify their torso colour slightly, open their mouth and bob up and down.

Did you know?

When threatened, Chuckwallas gulp air and inflate their body to wedge themselves in to tight crevices.