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30 May 2013 @ 08:26 pm
I got a pair of Nigerian uromastyx last week I'm very excited about them.my only question is do they have a mating call that sounds like a bird?
13 June 2012 @ 01:57 pm
I bought my first Mali this week. My 5 year old named him Spike because of his tail lol. I have been giving him greens daily, today I tried peas and Spike swallowed them in no time. I gave him 3, is there an amount I should aim for. Is there a such thing as too much? I also bought the calcium sand which I have been reading isnt a great idea. Of course the pet store has my money already lol. I'm going to go with play sand which I've washed. This seems to be a good idea according to what I have read. Any info would be helpful, thanks!
14 September 2010 @ 06:00 pm
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.
12 June 2010 @ 12:20 pm
I recently purchased a uromastyx from a pet store.  They purchased the uro from someone else so I could not get some basic info like age, and even subspecies.  I think it is either a mali or a niger uro though.  Ok so here is my concern.  The uro is very docile acting, basically just lays around all day.  The pet store told me that this was the uro's behavior but everywhere I read tells me that they are an extremely active species.  I know that his diet was primarily crickets which is a no no, and he will be place on 95% greens when I get him home.  Are there any other things I can do to increase his level of activity and make him a healthy, happy pet?  Thanks for your time, Brian
09 October 2009 @ 09:25 pm
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?
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
28 September 2008 @ 02:35 pm
Hi! My name is Lyz, and my husband and i have had our Mali for two years and some change now. His name is Shlomo, the original Hebrew  for Solomon (we thought it was a good lizard-y name.)

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!
Current Mood: anxiousa little concerned
15 July 2008 @ 11:37 pm

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.

15 March 2008 @ 07:53 pm

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03 March 2008 @ 11:56 am
Hey all.
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.

Current Mood: confusedconfused
Current Music: Kate Nash - The Nicest Thing
03 December 2007 @ 05:35 pm
I posted an entry before about my lizard's eye problems. I went to a vet and he said it was probably due to some vitamin deficiency and that it wasn't a big deal, just to buy certain supplements for his food. He also gave me medicated eye drops to use for about a week twice a day.

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?