return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
Zoo Med Reptisun5_10_Linear  
Click here for LLL Reptile & Supply
This Space Available
3 months for $50.00
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday! . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Newt . . . . . . . . . .  DFW Herp Society Meeting - Oct. 16, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Herpetological Society Meeting - Oct. 22, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Richmond Reptile Expo - Oct. 23, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Hampton Roads Exotic Pet Expo Augusta - Oct. 30, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Greater Cincinnati Herp Society Meeting - Nov. 03, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Central Illinois Herp Society Meeting - Nov. 04, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Calusa Herp Society Meeting - Nov. 04, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - Nov. 06, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Madison Herp Society Meeting (Milwaukee) - Nov. 10, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Madison Herp Society Meeting (FoxValley) - Nov. 10, 2021 . . . . . . . . . . 

full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
click here for the Show Me Reptile & Exotics Show
pool banner - $50 year

RE: housing question

[ Login ] [ User Prefs ] [ Search Forums ] [ Back to Main Page ] [ Back to Lacertids ] [ Reply To This Message ]
[ Register to Post ]

Posted by: Esther at Tue May 16 05:14:10 2006  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Esther ]  
   

A lot of imported lizards like longtails are shipped under horrific coneitions which catch up to them after purchase. Longtails are very prone to having nasty black mites completely hidden in their surprisingly deep ventral scales. Paint some vegetable oil or mouthwash on their ventral surface and watch the mites pop out.

Secondly, your temperature may not be ideal for both species. Longtails like it about 85 degrees or so, probably hotter than the fire bellied toads. These toads like more humidity than the lizards probably like, as well.

Finally, fire bellied toads have toxins in their skin, as do most toads, and the toad might be contaminating the water in the habitat with these poisons, which are affecting the longtailed lizard.

The best thing would be to house them separately, and NOT in view of a big predator!


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Show Entire Thread ]


<< Previous Message:  housing question - foxykitty911, Mon May 15 11:07:38 2006