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RE: overwintering this year's baby lizards

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Posted by: joeysgreen at Fri Nov 19 13:12:57 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by joeysgreen ]  
   

I don't know much specific about schnieder's skinks but can offer the following thought. The common practice is to not hibernate yearlings. This is essentially because we are "chicken" to do so. Younger animals are indeed more fragile; more prone to dehydration, and other errors in husbandry that the adults might take in stride.
However, the fact to the matter is that outside, the seasons change regardless of how old you are. Your young lizards are full capable of hibernating as per what is normal in their native habitat. So the real question is, how confident are you in your husbandry? If you've replicated the conditions well, then you have nothing to worry.

To be on the safe side, a quick weekly weigh-in and visual inspection should help you monitor for problems.

I hope this helps somewhat,

Ian


   

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