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RE: Taming and shedding

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Posted by: Matt Campbell at Sun Nov 7 18:06:17 2004  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Matt Campbell ]  
   

The size you're quoting is close to average adult size for a G. validus. I would be EXTREMELY surprised if this was a CB Plated Lizard. There are some keepers who have had success with their own animals breeding and producing viable offspring, however their is pretty much nothing to speak of when it comes to CB Plateds. I have yet to see any breeder/retailer selling CB Plateds, so it goes without saying that virtually all you will see are going to be wild-caught individuals. That's not saying your lizard is not CB but I would be surprised. Gerrhosaurus validus is the largest of the Plated Lizards and regularly attains adult lengths of nearly 24" total length.
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Matt Campbell
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Lincoln Park Zoo Chicago, Illinois

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Wildlife Discovery Center at Elawa Farm
Lake Forest, Illinois


   

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