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

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Posted by: uros4me at Fri Sep 23 13:10:06 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by uros4me ]  
   

Thank you Torey,
Good suggestion re. the fecal check. The problem is, there isn't a reptile vet for miles. I looked into it about a year ago for one of my tortoises and met with no success.
Would a small animal practitioner be able to do the fecal? And if so, would they have the appropriate dewormers and doseage info. for reptiles?
The wooden enclosure is actually a breeze to clean. I simply remove uros and vacuum around rocks etc., then return uros, it takes only a few moments. At this point, nothing more is required. Once I move them into their permanent enclosure I had planned to use sand or something, but the indoor/outdoor carpeting is working really well. Is there a reason not to continue using it?
I'll do as you suggest and drop the night time temps. a bit.. thank you for your help - and for the information that yours did brighten up. That's encouraging.
Oh, is there a visual way to sex these two?
Holly

>>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.
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>>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.
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>>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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