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RE: BLACK THROAT monitor help

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Posted by: FR at Sun Jun 23 09:52:42 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

The cage sounds OK(and only OK. to hot, needs a cooler side), and with that in mind, an ok cage only works with an OK lizard. The research part should have told you that wild caught lizards, or tortured captive hatched lizards, can have all sorts of problems. So I would look there first, take it to the vet a good vet a reptile vet.

Next, This has been on my mind lately. When an animal is taken out of nature and everything in knows, however simple that is, it has no way to understand or deal with what is happening to it. Nothing in its genetic memory or nothing it could have learned would prepare it to live after being caught and kept alive by a predator. So it goes into default mode. It cannot run, burrow, fight, escape etc, so it pretend sleeps(not what its really doing, it just appears that way) As it does this, the stress of this is physically breaking the animal down.

Your cool side should be in the seventies, I idea of temp and humidity choices, is to allow a range, not hot all over. Room temps with a small(1/4 of the cage) hot area, that it can regulate its temps. Not sit and bake.

Of course you can argue this and that. And you could be right not all of them do that, such is behavior, behavior does not have to have the same reaction. The reality is, yours is doing that and that is what is important now. Off to a good vet.

In fact, a vet check should be part of buying any animal your not proficient with. Best of luck


   

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