Sunday, March 29, 2009

Red headed agama

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The red headed agama (Agama agama) inhabits sub-saharan Africa, and is invasive in Florida. They have adapted to life around human habitations reasonably well and so are fairly common. During the breeding season the males are very brightly colored and can become even more so if agitated. They also become very territorial and will often fight for good elevated positions. Red headed agamas have sticky mucus glands on the tip of their tongues that help them to hold on to prey. They also have relatively complicated teeth with with both canine like teeth for grasping and molar like teeth for crushing. Most of the red headed agamas in captivity tend to be wild caught, though they have bred in captivity, this makes them a poor choice for inexperienced reptile keepers.

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