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RE: Needs help getting my uro to eat

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Posted by: rtl402 at Mon Mar 21 09:26:19 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by rtl402 ]  
   

There are several problems here and are the reasons why your Uromastyx is not eating.
1. Enclosure is too small
2. Food items are incorrect
3. You are refusing good advise

Please get on the urowiki and do some research. Minimum enclosure size should be that of a 75 gallon aquarium (48"x18" footprint) There is no physical way on this planet that a 'thermal gradient' can be achieved in a 10 gallon. You need a basking surface temp of around 120F. warm ambient temps that range from 97F down to 85F (not physically possible in small enclosures)
Kale should NEVER be fed, mustard greens fed VERY sparingly. Staple diet should include escarole, curly endive (also called chickory), dandelion greens (not from your backyard, unless you are 100% sure no chemicals have been introduced for over a year), bok choy, radicchio, etc. Please see the food page of the urowiki for more foods you can use

DO NOT EVER soak a Uromastyx either... I know somebody mentioned this but it is a bad idea to introduce a desert lizard to excessive water/humidity.

You need to make some changes to ensure the Uromastyx will have a healthy life

Here is a pic of my 48"x24"x30" custom enclosure with multiples hides and proper heat gradient


   

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