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RE: What have I gotten myself into?

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Posted by: j3nnay at Sat Nov 18 18:08:20 2006  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by j3nnay ]  
   

I'm pretty sure the vet cleaned them out along with the antibiotics treatment. The sores are still pink and pretty clean for animals that eat bugs, so I'm hoping as long as I keep the cage clean they won't need to see a vet again.

I am a humongous fan of gutloading crickets - the crickets slated for dinner tomorrow are currently eating what is probably the best meal of their little lives. I also gave the dragons a pinkie apiece today. The male ate his entirely, but my girl just ate half of hers, eugh. I'm just dusting the crickets, and since the weather is so great they're going to be getting direct sun time on a pretty regular basis.

They are chowing down on their salad, so I'm guessing I made it tasty. The general recipe seems to be the same for most reptiles, which the specifics depending on species. These guys are nice and simple it seems, iguanas and tortoises have salad requirements worse than an atkins diet!

A vision cage is essentially molded plastic with a grate in the back (on mine) for heat and spectrum lights, and sliding glass doors on front. Awesome for keeping humidity constant
I decided on paper towels for now so I get an idea of what their droppings are like and to make sure that there are droppings, and it's easy to clean on a close to daily basis. My bedroom might be a mess most of the time but heaven forbid my animals live in the same state, lol.

What is your idea of the correct temperatures? Right now I've got it 90 under the basking light, 80 on the cool end and at night it drops to 80, 85 under the heat light (red bulb) and 70, 75 in the rest of the tank. Sound about right? I've gotten a lot of mixed information on this, for some reason!

Already they're actually pretty tame. I'm pleasantly surprised; what I'd heard from the woman who'd had them before made me think they didn't put up with handling too well, but at the moment both are currently chilling on my knees. Maybe they know I'm a sucker.

It's only been a couple days and I already think they're pretty awesome. Thank you for the information, it's extremely helpful!

~jenny
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0.0.1 california kingsnake (Tetris)
1.0 rex rat (Scurvy)
1.0 gerbil (Yerbul)
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1.1 betta fishes (Vicious and Killer)
2.2 great danes (Shasta, Odysseus, Merlot, and Watson)
1.0 fat fuzzy mutt (Smokey)
1.1 cats (Thidwick and Turtle)
2.0 horses (Buddy and Sam)
1.0 goat (Billy Jack)
1.25 chickens (Ugly the rooster and his harem)

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