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RE: PLEASE HELP (cont.)

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Posted by: Rosebuds at Thu Aug 16 08:26:57 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Rosebuds ]  
   

Hi,
El Toro has given you excellent advice about husbandry and I just want to add, that the aggression is because the lizard is terrified. That will not change overnight. Uros are very intelligent lizards, and they have to feel safe, and to feel safe, two things must happen: they need a healthy environment and you need to earn his or her trust. You just have to keep working on it.

I would like to add one more consideration about your set up. I see that you have sand as a substrate. What type of sand is that? A stressed uro is more likely to develop intestinal impaction, so I would lose that sand, at least until s/he adjusts. Then, I don't recommend sand period. I have treated lots of sand impactions as a rehabber, so even though some people claim to use it and have no problems, I don't. I use tile and some people use millet, which is digestible, and a combination of tile and millet.

Good luck! Don't get discouraged.


   

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