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RE: New Uros, haven't been well cared for.

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Posted by: el_toro at Fri Sep 23 11:17:02 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by el_toro ]  
   

I adopted a similar pair (though better cared for). They both brightened up with good diet and environment over time. They also both turned out to be male and had to be separated.

The biggest thing I would recommend is a fecal check at the vet to eliminate any parasites. The previous owner most likely did nothing of the sort, so the chances of them having something is pretty high. This could be difficult to do in a wooden cage, though, since you won't be able to clean it properly.

I would recommend night temps that are a little bit cooler, too. They might be just fine that warm, but I'd go between 75F and 80F just so they have a distinctly cooler time. That's just me, though.
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Torey
Eugene, Oregon, USA
1.2 Saharan Uros (Joe, Arthur, and Hitch)
3.0 Mali Uros (Spike, Turtle, and Tank)
1.1 Ornate Uros (Scuttlebutt and Shazzbot)
1.2 Collared Lizards (Ripcord, Thiamine, and Riboflavin)
1.0 Green Anoles (Sprocket)
1.1 Housecats (Roscolux and Jenny)


   

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