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14 September 2010 @ 06:00 pm
New Uro and have some concerns and ?'s.  
I just brought home my Uro today and he was very active  the first few hours and now he is on his cave sleeping. He tossed his greens all over the sand so i am not sure if he ate anything. Also i can't seam to get the cage temp above 100 according to my temp gage located about halfway up the cage in line with the basking area. I have a few questions

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.
Stacey Loostaceyloobug on September 14th, 2010 10:35 pm (UTC)
1. I let mine chill out for the first week or so to get used to their new surroundings. Mine were shipped to me from Washington state, so they also had to warm up some. :) However, I really don't handle them that much now. They just don't seem to love it. We just watch and enjoy them. :)

2. Here's my setup (ignore the mess, this was right after we moved into the new house):


It allows for a great temp setting. I'd wait a little while to see what the temp settles at...I like mine to read around 80 (it's in the middle). You'd want a gradient of 70 in the low end and 90 in the high end (I think).

3. I'm using play sand. Lots of people differ on this opinion.

4. I've read that they don't like being in a cage with all four "walls" being glass. It's confusing to them. I don't know how true that is, but I'd say that's more likely the problem.

Edited at 2010-09-14 10:36 pm (UTC)
onenonlydano on September 15th, 2010 05:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I am just trying to leave mine alone for a bit to let him get comfortable in his new tank. Thanks for your response.