Spider-Man Lookalike Lizard | Mwanza Flat-Headed Rock Agama09th Oct' 2009,
The lizard that looks an awful lot like a certain superhero is in huge demand in pet shops. Fans of Peter Parker’s erstwhile alter ego Spider-Man who also happen to be animal lovers have discovered their ideal pet.
Spider Man’s outfit is composed primarily of two colors – a vivid blue and a blood red. Although this particular species of Agama has been kept as a pet for many years it has only been the last few months that the people have an incredible rise in inquiries in pet shops globally. The coloring we see here is among the dominant males of the species. In fact, even dominant males when they have had a scare will revert to the brownish colors of their weaker counterparts – and at night you would not be able to show them off either as their bright colors are only on display during daylight hours.
They look fairly small in these pictures but they can grow up to a foot in length. You have to be prepared to feed them a diet which may not be for the faint of heart – they like to eat waxworms, locusts, crickets and mealworm. They have very sharp front teeth which can quickly cut up their food, which they will then chew before swallowing (a polite kind of lizard, then). They will also eat seed and berries and the occasional raw egg.
They come originally from Kenya – and their similarity to Spider Man does not end with their coloring. They can run on only their hind legs when necessary and can, if the situation calls for it, scale walls that to our eyes are effectively vertical.
If you are considering buying one of these lizards then you must realize that they live up to fifteen years and require a lot of care and attention. They have much more specialist and complex needs than traditional pets and this must be taken in to account before purchase. So, even if you are the biggest Spider-Man fan on the planet, consider the welfare of the animal before you make up your mind and make a dash for the pet shop.