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RE: thanks.. another question

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Posted by: patoquack at Mon Apr 30 18:28:43 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by patoquack ]  
   

>Could you keep them outside with plenty of deep hides in case it gets too warm in the summer and then bring them into heated and lighted cages in your garage in the winter? I don't hibernate my Chucks, but maybe someone who does can chime in here. There is nothing more miserable looking than a cold Chuckwalla. BTW, that's a cute furry reptile you got there! LOL


Thanks for the reply.

The furry reptile in my last post is Kozmo (RIP) - he belonged to a good friend of mine - the pic was taken in Utah canyon lands area.

yes, I'm relatively sure I can provide enough shade for them in an outdoor enclosure during the summer, but would prefer having them go through a winter hibernation since I believe that is what they typically do in the wild. I'm no expert on Chucks, but I have lived in Arizona for the past 35 years and when I was a younger man, I would catch wild chucks around Phoenix. They seemed to thrive in the heat - they preferred rocky ares where they could hide inside deep cracks between rocks - which was also a defense mechanism as they can puff up their bodies and wedge themselves inside the cracks so that they couldn't be pulled out.....

I'm thinking that if the chucks lived around Phx, then they should be OK where I am now in Southern AZ.... only the average annual temps are about 5 degrees cooler throughout the year where I am now compared to Phx.


Thanks again
Patrick


   

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