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RE: so many questions about hatchlings

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Posted by: dawgcr at Tue Oct 9 13:13:14 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by dawgcr ]  
   

They are so cute at this age!! I have a 4 yr old, a 2 yr old, and a hatchling.
I used timothy/bermuda as substrate when inside. For the most part they live outside but come winter nights and days were the temps are much cooler they are inside with paper towels and Bermuda Hay/Timothy Hay. I like using the hay for a couple of reasons--1 they can eat it 24/7, and 2 it allows for them to burrow easily and feel secure once they get under the heap of hay. All I have to do is go in and look for the bump in the hay to find them.
I did try the 50/50 peat moss/soil/sand substrate but found the paper towels/hay to be much more convienant. My 4 year old was raised in a hay tank and he eats hay all the time now.

The peeling around the face/head is normal and you'll notice it more when he's dry so keep soaking him like you do--and every other day is fine.

The crustys around the face are normal from feeding--my little ones have it more than my big ones. It eventually comes off. No worries. Have you ever feed Sulcata Gold? Boy oh boy that's messy with torts--I was trying to pick it off my 2 years old face the other day and she kept tucking in so I finally just left it and it eventually all came off.

Remember: Natural Sunlight/heat is the best for these little guys so if you have sunny warmer days than plop him outside with shady areas of course.

Have fun--he's cute!! Looks like he may even had his egg tooth.



   

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