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RE: Long-tailed Grass Lizards

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Posted by: Cas at Sat Jul 12 01:41:26 2003  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Cas ]  
   

I had a trio of these guys (scientific name, btw, is Takydromus sexlineatus)... they're cool little lizards. Fun to watch them hunt crickets. My two females died after about a year and a half, but my male is still kicking... (these guys are all pretty much wild-caught, so age you get them at will vary)

I kept them in a long low cage with a lot of twigs for climbing on... the few caresheets that I found ages ago all said they were ground dwellers, but mine sure enjoyed cruising around and basking in their branches - they only came down to hunt. I had a live plant in a pot in their cage (which they layed eggs in, but I never found them in time to incubate them), and mulched orchid bark for a substrate. I had a temp gradient of about 80-85F in their cage, a regular light bulb for a warm spot during the day, and a full spectrum bulb for general lighting. Fed them with dusted small crickets every other day, and the occasional waxworm (takes the little guys a while to get down a waxworm, but they sure enjoy them). I also had a water dish in the cage (for ambient humidity), and I misted them once a day for humidity and so they could drink.


One of the girls...

Dawn


>>I recently got some long-tailed lizards in my pet store, but i don't know a whole lot about them. does any one know anything about their natural history or tips on their keeping?
>>
>>thanks-
>>kyle
>>-----
>>LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE:
>>a tame male burm who needs a new home
>>1.2 Kimberely rock monitor
>>1.1 Baja Cape Gophers
>>ANY Dendrobates pumillio
>>ANY Eastern glass lizards
>> thx.


   

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