I am currently building an outdoor enclosure for my bearded dragon, but plan on taking him out and putting in a few Chuckwalla or Uros in the spring.
The enclosure is 8 feet long, 5.5 feet deep, and 7 feet tall. I built the thing to only be in direct sun for 4 or 5 hours, with partial shade for the rest of the day (I live in phoenix and temps hit 120 in the summer) Even in these temperatures ive made hides that stay between 85/90 during the day.
My question for you guys is are there any plants I could put in that are edible for lizards that can tolerate the heat. I already have some Purslane, Elephant Food, and a Catclaw Acacia. Ive looked at Creosote, but am not a fan of the browish/yellow coloration. I plan on keeping them in pots and dropping them under the soil. Im trying to allow for natural foraging behaviors and am prepared to replace them as needed.
Any recommendations/ advice from others who keep herps outside would be highly welcome!
(p.s. enclosure is not complete yet, will be sure to post pictures when its done! )