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RE: Gonocephalus grandis...?

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Posted by: ingo at Sun Mar 18 13:04:11 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by ingo ]  
   

Hi,

I do have a very healthy adult pair. Acclimatization of this species can take quite some time and most specimens come in dehydrated and with quite a parasite load.
Also they are wuite stress sensitive, so its not easy to get them up and running.
It has also to be noted that they do not tolerate calcium lactate well and thus one should give other calcium salts. Calcium carbonate and calcium citrate works well btw.
Fresh imports can be very shy and/or agressive (when cornered).
They in fact are semi aquatic. Mine do have a heated and planted 45g water tank in their enclosure. They jump in daily, drink from it and even catch guppies out of it.
Also the males favourite resting site is on a branch above the water surface and if disturbed, he jumps in and dives.
Once they survived deparasitation, are well rehydrated and eat well, they turn into active, beautiful and quite hardy lizards, which do need about the same space as basilisks do. I would consider a 400g tank to be the least.
If I find time, I may scan some of my colour slides or take a few digital pictures of the pair to post them here.

best regards

Ingo


   

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