Mali Uromastyx (Uromastyx spp.)
Experience Level: Intermediate
Nutrition and Maintenance
• Malis are omnivores, meaning their diet consists of insects and vegetables, although vegetables are the primary dietary component.
• They benefit from a variety in their diet so it is important to alternate the vegetables.
• They require calcium supplementation as part of their diet.
• Vegetables should be fed from a bowl to avoid accidental ingestion of the substrate.
Dark, leafy greens
(kale, collard, mustard,
dandelion, escarole) and
squash and shredded carrots)
Two tablespoons every day;
should constitute 90-95% of the diet.
Offer only enough to be
consumed in four hours.
Offer every third day
Parakeet or Finch Seed
Sprinkle seed over every other
feeding to aid in digestion.
Insects should be 5% or less of the
diet; offer no more than once
*Insects and vegetables should be dusted with a calcium supplement twice weekly
**Crickets should be feed a gut-loaded diet (commercially available nutrient-dense diet) prior to being fed to the reptile to ensure they have the proper nutrients for a healthy reptile diet.
• Mali Uromastyx may drink from a shallow dish although the majority of their water comes from their diet. Sprinkle vegetables with water prior to feeding.
• Water bowls should be emptied and refilled daily.
Use caution when handling pets and remember that all pets may bite or scratch especially when stressed. Supervise children around pets.
Pets may transmit disease to humans; be sure to wash your hands before and after handling your pet
or cleaning his home.