- Naturally Occurring Out Of Central America Mainly In Mexico
- Adults Will Average Around 7-9 Inches In Length
- Living Around 10 – 12 Years In Captivity
Thriving In Hot Semi-Arid Climates
Spiny-tailed Iguanas (Ctenosaura spp.)
Baby Yucatan Spiny Tail Iguana are native to hot and dry areas of Mexico and Central America. They can make great pets or display animals. Despite laws to protect them, most spiny-tailed iguana populations are declining in the wild due to hunting, loss of habitat and poaching for the pet trade. Every effort should be made to purchase captive-born-and-bred animals because they generally are hardier and less skittish, and purchasing them helps take pressure off wild populations.