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RE: Handling Quest

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Posted by: Jeffg46 at Thu May 13 21:55:13 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Jeffg46 ]  
   

Thanks to everyone. I appreciate the different experiences and opinions. I do agree that if the animal doesn't appear stressed by the experience, removing it from it's enclosure is not the end of the world. I'd expect that a uro would be no worse for the short temp difference than any snake removed from their temps. After all it's still about 80 on the cool side, and the uro doesn't stay in 120 deg all the time. Besides, there can be interaction without removing it.

I'm glad to see that at least some uros are not overly stressed by contact. I like these lizards, but didn't want to get a piece of "furniture". I don't have to handle it, and know there is a chance whatever I get might not like it, but I surely don't want to get something that has no chance of being handled. I certainly don't expect it to be a beardie, but with kids in the house, and my travel schedule, crickets (or any insect feeders) are a non-starter. It has to be a herbivore. I can trust it getting fed without any mishaps if it's just vegetables, beans etc.

This is the type of info I was looking for. Thanks again.

Jeff


   

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