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RE: Plates for the Plated

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Posted by: ChaoticCoyote at Mon Sep 26 07:35:30 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by ChaoticCoyote ]  
   

>>You've essentially created one of the key elements
>>of Plated Lizard habitat - rock crevices.

The I succeeded at my goal. "Real" rocks were hideously expensive, and the stacked plates seem to be worked very well.

>>How is the new G. validus doing?

She's very skittish, but that doesn;t surprise me at all. She spent six months in a twnety-gallon tank in the back of a nice-but-ignorant pet store, so she's not used to much human contact. The day I found her sleeping under her rug was the day I convinced them to let me take her home.

She has calmed a bit, but will dive into her pot (a half-pot wall-hanging that makes a nice "cave" if she notices someone looking at her.

It took Clyde almost six months before he was friendly. After almost a year, he recognizes his name, doesn't fight when handled, and can sit on me for hours while I work (he thinks I'm a big hot-rock...)

These lizards require great patience, but having successfulyy worked with Clyde, I think I can bring the new girl around. She's eating well, and sunning when she thinks no one is looking.

One interesting observation: Our Uro malis and iguana tend to be rather causal about defecating -- yet neither plated has ever done anythign scatalogical on a person or desk. I'm probably anthropomorphising here, but they seem a very "proper" lizard (as opposed to the iggy, who seems destined to stain any shirt he is brought near!)

..Scott
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Scott Robert Ladd
1.0.0 Iguana (Rex)
1.1.0 African Giant Plated Lizard (Clyde, Cassie)
1.0.1 Uro mali (Wizard, Dizzy)
0.1.0 Corn Snake (Amber)
0.1.0 Red-Eared Sliders (Emerald)
0.0.1 Musk Turtle (Sausage)
0.1.0 Parakeet (Zeus)
1.4.0 Homo sapiens (Scott, Maria, Elora, Becky, Tessa)
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