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RE: Is my Uros behavior normal?

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Posted by: el_toro at Tue Mar 6 12:16:57 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by el_toro ]  
   

Uros usually take a week or two to acclimate to a new place. The best thing you can do for him is leave him be - he'll adjust faster. He can go without food for quite some time, so just keep offering the food, and he'll feel safe enough to eat it soon.

That being said, his environment must be correct for him to feel safe. The cardboard is great. But the cage should be large (minimum of 36" x 18" ) and temperatures should be correct. The basking surface should be 120F or a little higher. Most of the cage should be about 100F. A third of the cage (the cool end) should be about 85F. These temperatures are extremely hard to achieve in a small cage. UVB should be provided with a quality UVB lamp at an appropriate distance.

In short - give him time. He'll come out. If he doesn't after two weeks, he should be checked by a herp vet for parasites, which may have bloomed from the stress of the move.
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Torey
Eugene, Oregon, USA
1.2 Saharan Uros (Joe, Arthur, and Hitch)
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