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RE: Abbot's Crested Lizard (Gono. doriae)

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Posted by: jerrytresser at Thu Feb 14 19:03:27 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by jerrytresser ]  
   

It never ceases to amaze me that people feel they know when an animal should or should not eat. If that is not enough, then why not force feed the animal. Amazing.

Did you ever take into consideration that their may be a variety of reasons including what may be an internal clock that automatically goes on where the lizard cools itself down during certain times of the year. This is certainly common in geckos. Husbandry could also play a role as well as what you intimated by them not being able to see each other. Lizards have an hierarchy that they live by and it is not determined by what YOU feel should be their eating habits. Keep them separate, keep them from seeing each other, dont over indulge with the food. If they dont eat, take the food out , wait a day and try again. You will have plenty to worry about if they begin loosing weight and become lethargic. Make sure they are hydrated, and keep the area clean. They have enough to deal with , without you attempting to stress their little lives by force feading.


   

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