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Animalkingdom92
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 Im looking for a chuckwalla

i am very interested in gettign a chuckwalla.

where do i get them, other than driving to joshua tree, lol



03/26/08  06:46pm

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Johelian
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  Message To: Animalkingdom92   In reference to Message Id: 1676939


 Im looking for a chuckwalla

They are naturally found in the following areas (from Wikipedia):
"The genus Sauromalus has a wide distribution in desert biomes. This is especially true of the Common Chuckwalla (Sauromalus ater), found from southern California east to southern Nevada and Utah, western Arizona and south to Baja California and northwestern Mexico. Other species are island-dwelling and therefore have much more restricted distributions: Two rare and endangered are the Chuckwalla de Montserrat (Sauromalus slevini) found on Islas Carmen, Coronados and Montserrat and the San Esteban Chuckwalla or Painted Chuckwalla (Sauromalus varius) found on San Esteban Island, Lobos and Pelicanos. The Angel Island Chuckwalla (Sauromalus hispidus) and Peninsular Chuckwalla (Sauromalus australis) are found on Isla Ángel de la Guarda and surrounding islands off the coast of the Baja California peninsula.

Chuckwalla (Sauromalus Obesus) in rock areas of Death Valley National ParkChuckwallas prefer lava flows and rocky areas, and many more such as those found in the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts. These areas are typically vegetated by creosote bush and other such drought-tolerant scrub. The lizards may be found at elevations of up to 4,500 feet (1,370 metres)."

If you’re looking to buy one, its the wrong season right now; I dont know what the captive-breeding scene is like in the US, but I would assume that babies would be available around June/July. This is also when WC animals would be available. Perhaps speak to a local reptile store and see if they can order them for you, or put you on a waiting list or something.



03/30/08  05:24am

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Funky munky
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  Message To: Animalkingdom92   In reference to Message Id: 1676939


 Im looking for a chuckwalla

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where do i get them, other than driving to joshua tree, lol



I hope you were kidding about taking one from joshua tree.

Joshua tree is a national park and it’s illegal to take ANYTHING out of there.

what part of the country do you live in???
I ask because, if you don’t live near any deserts were any of the "legal to own" sauromalus genus is found than you will probably have trouble caring for one, mainly because of humidity and temperature issues. Especially if the lizard you get is W/C, then you may have to deal with parasites, stress, and a whole mess of other things.

But if you are persitant in getting one and 100% commited to it’s care then, try your best to get a C/B chuck, it’ll be alot easier on you and the lizard.

heres a little care sheet:
Link

and you might be able to order a C/B from here:
Link



03/30/08  12:02pm

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Animalkingdom92
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  Message To: Funky munky   In reference to Message Id: 1681917


 I’m looking for a chuck walla

of course i was kidding about taking it from Joshua tree. lol
i go rock climbing and camping there all the time. i know its a protected park.

why do they call it Joshua tree if its mainly yucca trees lol. just messing.


i live in southern California and northern. mainly southern. i live near palmspring sort of. its a desert area. lots of coyotes and rattles.. eww. well that doesn’t say much bc they are everywhere lol

thanks for links

sorry but whats WC and CB chuckwallas



03/30/08  05:16pm

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Funky munky
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  Message To: Animalkingdom92   In reference to Message Id: 1682333


 I’m looking for a chuck walla

LOL.

W/C=wild caught

C/B=captive bred or born



03/30/08  08:11pm

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Animalkingdom92
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  Message To: Funky munky   In reference to Message Id: 1682663


 I’m looking for a chuck walla

oh. haha thanks



03/30/08  10:21pm

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  Message To: Animalkingdom92   In reference to Message Id: 1682333


 Chuckwallas

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05/19/08  01:41pm

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Animalkingdom92
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  Message To: BeastHouse87   In reference to Message Id: 1740035


 I’m looking for a chuck walla

send me pics please



05/22/08  11:13pm

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  Message To: BeastHouse87   In reference to Message Id: 1740035


 I’m looking for a chuck walla

FYI. It’s illegal to buy and sell most native reptiles in California (including chuckwallas). The possession limit for chuckwallas in California is also two.

If you want a chuckwalla, I would recommend buying a captive bred animal from out of state (California Department of Fish and Game does not have a problem with this as long as you stay within your two chuckwalla possession limit and do not re-sell the animals). Or, purchase a sport fishing license and collect your own. If you plan on collecting, do your research and make sure it’s permitted in your chosen area.

I strongly recommend captive bred over wild caught. I have one of each. It took me over six months to get my wild caught chuck feeding reliably and four years later she still cannot tolerate handling or interaction of any sort. My captive bred chuck on the other hand started feeding right away, will readily take food from my hands, and tolerates handling well. Some older wild caught adults will never adjust to captivity, so if you decide to catch one, be sure to get a baby.



05/23/08  08:09pm

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Animalkingdom92
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  Message To: Aliceinwl   In reference to Message Id: 1744456


 I’m looking for a chuck walla

thank you.

do you have any links for breeders???



05/28/08  08:59pm


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