1. How soon after you get them can you handle them regularly?
2. How do i get the temp higher or how do i built something that will get him higher up in the cage.
3. Currently using play sand, should i be using lizard carpet like i do with my Beardie?
4. Also when i brought the Uro into the room and placed him in the cage on the other side of the room from my Beardie. He immediatley went crazy turned all black breathing so hard i could hear him and was clawing at the cage in the direction of the other cage. He only stoppeed once i placed cardboard around his cage so he could not see the other cage. Should i have their cages in the same room?
If someone could give me some feedback i would be greatly appreciative.
I didn't realize there was a uromastyx community. V. excited about it.
I have a little uromastyx named Creature - nice, sweet, active, but doesn't seem to be growing. I'm getting very worried, I've had him since March but hes really not much bigger. Can anyone help?
I have a question about shedding habits.
He's been in a more- or less continuous shed since we got him. And his tail really concerns me. Is it usual for the old spike to drop off and the new ones to grow up out of the tail to replace them? or should the spike already be hard once the shed comes off? if any one has pictures and or advice, that would put a lot of my fears to rest.
we were told to try soaking his tail for five minutes or so in lukewarm water, but i think that might open the door for a skin disease. the other alternative i am aware of is putting NeoSporin on it, but that's really just for tail-rot.
Thanks in advance for your help!
hello im new... im already excited about the uro community... i have a mali uromastyx called the kraken. ive had her for 3 years.. she has grown 2.5-3 inches thus far and is approx a foot long. i think she needs more room to roam. how big should i go. really? i have her now in 12/12/30 tank. i have been looking at ground walnut for the bottom has anyone used it and how does ur uro do with it? also i wondered if plain ol river rocks from the hill near my home will do for sun basking. she uses a heat rock set to medium right now and im not thrilled about it at all. and when will be the best time for breeding. she has pretty good cycle from summer to winter. and her tank is temp controlled. do you think shes too young.>>> please let me know. i need some help always. ... mainstmo.
I've been doing a lot of research on uros over the past couple of months, as I am planning to get one next month at a reptile expo.
So, my research has led me here.
My main question is about the demeanor of uros...
I have heard from everywhere that uros are very, very docile. Even moreso than bearded dragons...
I have been told that they love to be handled, petted, etc.
The last reptile expo I went to, a vendor there went so far as to tell me that they "have the demeanor of house cats" once they have acclimated.
Now, pretty well every post and comment that I read here, people say that their uros are skittish, don't like to be held, etc.
This has kind of been troubling me, as I would really like a uro, but I would really like to be able to hold/bond with him or her.
So, does it vary from uro to uro? Is it a sex thing? Species thing?
Any input would be greatly, greatly appreciated. Especially personal experiences. =)
Also, I've read that spring mix is really good to feed uros, as well as bok choy, endive, escarole, peas, and dandelion greens.
I'm just wondering where I could find dandelions, besides my backyard, haha. Do you buy them?
Sorry if this question seems ridiculous, but I don't think I want to or am supposed to give my uro dandelions from a yard due to pesticides, fertilizers, etc that may be on them.
Now, Aladar's eyes are looking a little better. But there are still some things that worry me. I can still see some mucus at the bottom of one lid. When will this flush out?
Every once and a while, he will close his eyes and they will bulge out of his head to the point where his lids look red and purple. Then some weird pinkish membrane swipes over the surface when he opens them again. Afterwards, he looks completely normal.
I got a bad feeling he's trying to get something OUT of his eye. I swear I can almost see a tiny grain of sand protruding from his baggy lid. If he does have sand or a scratch in his eye, what am I gonna have to do? The vet I see is very familiar with reptiles, but he's not really a specialist. Should I give this more time?