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Old Lizard always sleeping

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Posted by: LazySnake at Wed May 30 01:41:17 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by LazySnake ]  
   

I have an 11 yr old lizard that has started sleeping most of the time. So I'm wondering if I'm doing something wrong or he's just getting old. His appetite hasn't changed and he gets heaping bowls of romaine, collards, dandelions, red leaf, and kale (which have been soaked in water and dusted with calcium and vitamins) His enclosure is 6 ft high 4 ft wide and 3 ft deep and his temp is 85 to 90. Over 3 months I have moved 3 times, which has been a little stressful for him. He has wrinkled skin, so He might also be dehydrated but I can't keep water in the enclosure with him since he's terrified of it, so I constantly mist and soak his food.

I'm worried that the first 3 yrs of his life will shorten his life span since he was fed a leaf of iceburg every other day with pringles and fritos. Many of his bones had been broken by children playing with him (most of his fingers and some ribs) He was given no heat or UVs and lived in a 40 gallon tank. I would like to do everything right so that he lives long. Hes my first ever little buddy so I want him around, I don't want him to get old.


   

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