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RE: A better shot

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Posted by: el_toro at Wed Jun 6 11:48:48 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by el_toro ]  
   

I have no advice regarding confirmation of the species. It looks like a Mali to me, but I've never seen an ebony uro. One of my Malis is nearly totally black - there's just a hint of pattern on his back when he's very warm and feisty. Another was super yellow and vibrant and that has eased back as he's gotten older. The third was never as bright as the second. So there's variety, and it may be that the older they get, the more yellow they lose - I don't know. Plus it may look different once it's healthy and had a good shed.

What I will say, though, is that uro is emaciated. Try not to pick it up or mess with it (unless medically necessary) until it's eating regularly and well to avoid stress. Don't offer it dry foods like lentils or seeds until it's eating plenty of greens and shredded squash to avoid dehydration. Make sure to have a fecal check done if you haven't already. Several of my uros came to me in crummy condition - every single one of those had at least one parasite. They're all fat and sassy now.
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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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