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what is normal behavior for a baby beade

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Posted by: mbrawley at Tue May 10 02:02:29 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by mbrawley ]  
   

Ok, so I'm mainly a snake guy - colubrids, ball pythons, boas and rattlesnakes. However, over the better part of 20 years I've kept reptiles of all types; besides snakes, I've also had monitors, geckos, chameleons, etc....BUT NEVER a beaded lizard! So when I got this one, I really wasnt sure what to expect and was/am not familiar with "normal, healthy" behavior.

So here's the skinny:

I keep him on newspaper currently, with a hot rock, an overhead UV incandescent bulb, with hide box and water bowl. He has a thermal gradient with a median temp of around 86 degrees. Will someone please tell me if this is correct and what, if anything should I change, or do differently? I ask this because this little guy (approx 6" ) is really lazy most of the time and just lays around in his water bowl almost all day long! Occasionally if I check on him at night, he'll be out prowling around. Also, I acquired him just a few weeks ago, and so far I've fed him small f/t pinkies, (3 times, 1 pinky ea time). He has an appetite and seems healthy, but I just don't know how he SHOULD behave, and/or if my husbundry for him is optimal.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for any direction!


   

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