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RE: Help I just got a fat tail, is he sick?

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Posted by: zooanderson at Sat Dec 4 12:58:05 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by zooanderson ]  
   

Just a few things. The humidity can be kept up by misting the cage each day and by using live plants in the cage. Bromiliads are a good choice for this they look good and are sturdy (correct me if im wrong but I beleave wild goldens use them also to lay eggs inside at the base of the leaves). You can leave the plants in pots or replant them into the substrait either one works just wash the plant and try to remove any fertalizer before it gets but into the tank. The more hiding spot the animal has with leaves and branches the more comfortable it will be not hiding and you can see it with less stress on the animal.
Yes you can use any branch you find outside. try to get it at least the thickness of the animal, I like using wild grape vines I think they look good and once they dry out they handle the humididy well in my opinion. Some people like to freeze branches before use to kill anything that might be on it. I dont do that but it is an option if your worried about brining in something to your cage. Dont plan on the golden being an animal that you can handle, you have the fat tail for that. Over time and with trust built on the animal not being force handled it might walk over to you but they are more to look at than to play with.

You will not see the fattail out and active during the day much thats just one of the fall backs of a noctornial animal, sorry.

That was more than I thought I was going to write.
Tom

ps I havent worked with goldens but I have worked with a number of day geckos(I think they are about the same). If some of my info is off please correct me.


   

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