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RE: Listless Mali

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Posted by: missanne2u at Tue Dec 23 07:27:21 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by missanne2u ]  
   

You should NEVER Have two Different species of Lizards in the same enclosure.

Uro's can take MONTHS to adjust to a new home/enclosure. Just make sure your temps are correct, you are feeding the right diet, do NOT soak him/her and do NOT handle him/her. Leave him/her alone. Pulling them out out of their hides is very stressful. They are not "cuddle" pets, they are "observation" pets.

Temps should be:
Basking site: 125-135 degrees
Hot end: 100 degrees (ambient temp)
Cool End: 80-85 degrees
Night Time: 70-75 degrees

Diet should include:
Endive, Escarole and dandelion leaves.

Items that should be given sparingly are bok choi, grated squash & zuchinni, soaked lentils & lima beans, bell peppers (all colors), edible (non-pesticide) flowers such as pansies, nasturtiums, roses and hibicus.

You need to have the following in your enclosure:
1. At least two Digital thermometers (not the stick on or dial kind as they are very inaccurate)
2. At least two low and tight hides, one on the hot end and one on the hot end.
3. An enclosure AT LEAST 48" x 24" x 24", Uros need a LARGE amount of space no matter what size they are.
4. UVB bulb & basking bulb OR a Mercury Vapor Bulb (emmits heat and UVB) and a Ceramic Heat emmitter if needed to maintain night time temps.

Things you DO NOT NEED:
1. Water in the Enclosure
2. Other Lizards of any kind
3. Insects of any kind
4. Calcium Sand (this has the potential to kill them)

Please read up on Uros and do some research, there is a great Care sheet at www.deerfernfarms.com. I'm sorry if I sound harsh but getting the proper temps and diet will greatly improve the attitude of your Uro.



   

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