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15 July 2008 @ 11:37 pm
the kraken is growing!!  

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.

 
 
 
Stacey Loostaceyloobug on July 16th, 2008 12:54 pm (UTC)
1) Get rid of the heat rock
2) My enclosure is 2 feet by 4 feet

Awesome1sands_of_time1 on September 28th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
Seconded!
Plus, I bought a hamster ball for my Shlomo. (Also Uromastyx Maliensis)

http://www.google.com/products?client=safari&rls=en-us&q=mega+run+about+ball+13&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&um=1&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&resnum=1&ct=title

it'll only be good for a few years, 'cos it's only 13 inches, but what the hell, it's nice to be able to let him run around without having to worry about him darting under the furniture and getting lost and stuff. I figure that by the time he grows out of the ball, he'll be too big and too slow to lose.
(Anonymous) on January 2nd, 2009 04:42 pm (UTC)
oh no
heey i have a uro to and i was always told to never give her a heat rock because it fries her inside without us or her knowing...!
(Anonymous) on February 13th, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC)
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you should not have a heat rock ... NO walnut shells it can cut up the inside of the intestine. Use playsand.... her basking spot should be 125 degrees. Her enclosure should be 48 inches by 24 inches by 24 inches... Look up a site called repticzone right away She should only eay plant matter escrole endive dandylion greens and bok choy
boudica2004 on October 5th, 2015 12:47 am (UTC)
My girl is 11 years old and I got her 10 yeats ago.from a co worker who used sand as a substrate, she appeared constipated and her poop was very hard and sandy, I did a little research and chose bird seed for a substrate, something she can ingest safely and within a week her poop was healthy and more often. She lives in a fairly small tank but I also have an outdoor enclosure for her for the warm months (never left unattended) which she loves. Anyway I have always used and over head heating lamp for basking and she has a cave she retreats to cool off and sleep at night. Her favorite thing to eat are dandelions and the leaves, clover and romaine lettuce. I have tried everything from bok choy to you name it. You never know what they will prefer. She just loves chowin down on dandelions. She is so wonderful, so docile and mellow.