The Red Headed Agama is a unique animal that belongs to the family of dragon lizards, Agamidae, distinguished by a bright ruby red head and turquoise-blue body. They inhabit forests, deserts, plains and urban areas. These beautiful reptiles are easily spotted at Sambiya river lodge in murchison falls national park. Their bodies are very attractive reason they are becoming pets in some homes.
The male African Red Headed Agama has a bright red head and a deep blue body. These colors may intensify during the breeding season. Females and young male Red Headed Agamas are olive green or brown with cream-colored bellies. This reptile can grow to be about 14 inches long from tip to tail.
The Red Headed Agama is a natural carnivore thriving on a high-quality diet of proteins. They feed on grasses,flowers and fruits too. Their common prey are Crickets, worms. Their predators are snakes, birds and small mammals. They reproduce by hatching and they generally have an easy time shedding their skin. A healthy lizard will shed its old skin in about a week or two.
While on your herpetology safari, include sambiya river lodge a home to these amazing reptiles and for other activities like birding, ziplinning and canopy walk.