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RE: All my caiman does is sleep.Any ideas Y

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Posted by: GLZ at Tue May 18 22:01:07 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by GLZ ]  
   

he/she is probably fine, they do tend to just chill in the water or lay around and sleep, execpt when it dinner time.

but like everyone told you, palps and trigs stress real easy and there a bit of a fragile species (in my opinion), just give it lots of places to hide: plants, logs, rocks, etc.. and dont bother it to much.

Also, if you post pics of your set up and let us know the temps .. or even just what size light bulb your using and how many hours a day it runs ... if your using a water heater and what its set at, etc.. we can help you out further.

I have palps that "sun bath" on land a lot so there are exceptions to the rule, and I have seen many palps and trigs sun bath but these 2 species normally prefer to be in water hidding during the day and venture on land at night.

They also prefer a bit cooler water, I wouldnt go below mid 70's though .. maybe the water in your enclosure is to cold or to warm so its spending a lot of time on land? Does it seem slugish?
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