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New senegal...new to chams all together

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Posted by: riiotgrrl at Wed Oct 8 11:54:22 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by riiotgrrl ]  
   

I just recently purchased a senegal cham at a show. The vendor said he (she?) was captive bred, but we all know how vendors at shows can be. I opted to not go with a veiled just because of their size, and i had been thinking of dwarf leaf chams because of their size, but they are so short lived....

It is hard to find alot of info on senegals....i have a general cham book. It says they like warm and humid. I have him in a 65 gal reptarium set on end, with live plants, fake vines, a 5.0 reptiglo and a 150 watt heat bulb on one side of the encloseure. I run a small dripper in the morning and at night. he seems to be drinking well, and he ate the night i brought him home, and the prey i put in his tank has been dissappearing. He is aware and now becoming more active.

I keep him in my reptile room, where the daytime ambient now is around 80. in the summer it is near 85-90. it is cooling off now so it isnt so warm.

I want him to do well. I have changed the cricket gutload a bit, from a straight up fluckers diet to fluckers mixed with a crested gecko diet (dry) and added calcium and honey. I am sure that will benefit my bearded, leos, cresteds, and whites tree frog as well.

I am a bit nervous. I know a bit about veilds, but not a whole lot about senegals. Are they like gracefuls? What is their lifespan?
any help is appreciated. Much thanks. I am hopeing to do the best for this little guy. I have kept difficult species before and have succeeded, so a failure would be devistating. Much thanks, jen.
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