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RE: Jewelled Lacertas not shedding

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Posted by: roger van couwen at Tue Mar 14 09:41:31 2006  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by roger van couwen ]  
   

Am I right that I should be seeing more shedding?

Thank you foor the help. I was told that brand-new J. Lacertas are prone to eet impactions, and *should* be kept on newspaper instead of particulate substrates for their first 8 months or so. *Sigh*. Different advice. But I tend to more easily believe your advice about the extra hides (i.e. rock piles and some kind of stable tunnel system, because it gives them more security, which can only be a good thing. They obviously are avid climbers, and I haven't yet given them anythiing to climb on. I'm going to fix that deficit this weekend.

I have their tank right next to my living room lounging chair so i can watch what they do closely. It is very interesting - i spend 1/2 hour per day just intently watching them (from a distance of three feet, not with my face up close to their tank). The only time they run for cover is when I move the ceiling aside to stock the tank with more crickets or change the water. The don't react at all when I go sit on the chair right next to the tank. They feel free to hnt while I'm sitting right next to them. My guess was that my constant presence would become a familiar non-threatening background effect to their fight/flight response. I guess I was right when I figured they would get used to that. But maybe not totally, and they need more hides.

They are so tiny that I've been hesitant to pick them up to put them in another container, so I can do major habitat cleaning for cricket droppings, etc.

Any more advice? I'm hungry for advice.

Roger


   

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