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RE: About the plated lizard, "Gerrhosaurus validus"

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Posted by: Matt Campbell at Fri Oct 29 00:15:11 2004  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Matt Campbell ]  
   

I'm unsure of where this information is coming from about Gerrhosaurs liking water and coming from streambank areas. All of the species of Gerrhosaurs are from dry arid scrubland type habitats and are anything but tied to water. In fact several source mention they have modest water needs and tend to acquire a lot of water through their food as most arid region lizards do. Still provide them with a water bowl. I haven't noticed mine dangling their feet in the water bowl but they frequently will stand with their front legs in the bowl in order to drink.
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Lincoln Park Zoo Chicago, Illinois

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