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post #1 of 16 Old 04-08-2009, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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My lizards!

I was building up a Leopard Gecko tank, and when I finally went to buy one I saw these guys and decided they'd probably make better use of the rock background I made. I bought 2 Girdled lizards that were being sold as Armadillo lizards if I'm wrong and these are something other than Girdled lizards, please correct me. I am new to lizards in general.

I could only get a pic of 1 of them, as the other is hiding in the rocks. Also I forgot to get a FTS, so that will have to wait

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post #2 of 16 Old 04-08-2009, 08:20 PM
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Love the rock background! Looks like the cute lizzards like it too!
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post #3 of 16 Old 04-08-2009, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! It was such a pain to build, I debated just going out and spending the money on a bunch of slate lol. I'm glad it's getting used though, they spend tons of time running around on it.
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post #4 of 16 Old 04-09-2009, 07:46 AM
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wow !! that lizard looks cool :)
how big do they grow ?

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #5 of 16 Old 04-09-2009, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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They grow to about 10 inches I believe.
They're both about 6.5" right now, and they live in a 24 gallon tank.
I think once they get a bit bigger I'll get them a new one, cause I got this one
for free and the glass is all scratched and stained and no matter what I use I
can't get it to look very good. I couldn't tell when it held fish, but now I sure can.
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post #6 of 16 Old 04-09-2009, 06:30 PM
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keep us updated will you ? :)

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #7 of 16 Old 04-10-2009, 08:29 PM
FTS yet? lol!

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post #8 of 16 Old 04-11-2009, 03:20 AM Thread Starter
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Sure I'll keep you updated.
The last couple days have not gone so smooth, as some crickets (5 or 6 that I know of) got out
of the tank. They climb up the fake vine I have and out a small hole where the screen top doesn't
quite meet the tank edge because of the thermostat cord.
Needless to say, the family was not so happy when one crawled across the living room floor, and
another was found in the bathroom in my Mom's room.
This bring about the question.. does anyone know of anything i can put along the edge of the
tank to keep the crickets in that would not be toxic to lizards?
Or alternatively, can anyone suggest a good staple food that can't crawl out of my tank? lol.
I either solve the problem or get rid of the lizards :S

Anyways, thanks for being so interested in this, I didn't think anyone would be lol. And I'll get
that FTS up sometime this weekend, I have lots to do though!
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post #9 of 16 Old 04-11-2009, 09:59 AM
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FTS(full tank shot) will be great to see.
as for the crickets,that's why i changed to locus.
finding a cricket in my bed was just to much to take!!
and as for interest,it does really interest me :)
having geckos opens the reptile world up for me,and i love to see the
different ones that grace our lives. Jpet has some wonderfull Spiders,
try placing some aluminum(sp)foil around the cord and see if that helps.
i don't think they can cross it,when you get five mins to yourself post a picture
of the back of the tank where the trouble is,and we can see what else we can suggest.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #10 of 16 Old 04-11-2009, 10:15 AM
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Don't lizards also like mealworms? At least worms can't jump from a tank.

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