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RE: housing question

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Posted by: Esther at Tue May 16 05:14:10 2006  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Esther ]  
   

A lot of imported lizards like longtails are shipped under horrific coneitions which catch up to them after purchase. Longtails are very prone to having nasty black mites completely hidden in their surprisingly deep ventral scales. Paint some vegetable oil or mouthwash on their ventral surface and watch the mites pop out.

Secondly, your temperature may not be ideal for both species. Longtails like it about 85 degrees or so, probably hotter than the fire bellied toads. These toads like more humidity than the lizards probably like, as well.

Finally, fire bellied toads have toxins in their skin, as do most toads, and the toad might be contaminating the water in the habitat with these poisons, which are affecting the longtailed lizard.

The best thing would be to house them separately, and NOT in view of a big predator!


   

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