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RE: Horned Lizards need to hibernate.

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Posted by: MaureenCarpenter at Sat Jun 20 13:44:29 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by MaureenCarpenter ]  
   

I keep mine on low knapp dish or bath towels, depending on the size of the viv. I choose beige or white or grey so that the lizards do not try to eat them or lose the food because of printed fabric. You may have to tailor your fabric if you can't find a towel that fits the cage perfectly. I tack down the corners with their hides/caves or rocks, so that the fabric is taut. It absorbs pee and poop, and can be changed and cleaned easily. Just lift out the towel, shake off the poop, and throw it in the washing machine with and extra rinse cycle! Don't use fluffy towels, as their fingernails can get caught in the loops. I know many people use newspaper, but if you read newspapers constantly, the acid in the ink eats off your skin. I know this from personal experience, and do you want your lizards licking ink??? I do worry about impaction, and putting food on the plate doesn't help a great deal, as there is usually a stampede across the plate the minute they see you put it down and the food gets scattered and thrown all over the place. Emily Post, where are you?


   

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