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Posted by gcube on August 31, 2002 at 22:20:10:
In Reply to: Help with babies posted by Dennis321 on August 29, 2002 at 14:08:03:
:I woke up this morning, and found that my AL had given live birth to three little ones. How do I take care of these babies. I've only had this AL for one month, and I need some help.
The Northern AL does give live birth.
Ours also gave birth the same night - 6 of the little buggers!
In the wild following birth the mother leaves the young to fend for themselves (pretty cold, eh?). The young brood sticks together for a while eating little insects smaller versions of what they eat when they are full grown.
We are feeding ours little tiny crickets shaken in calcium powder. We get them at Pet Smart. They were eating them like gangbusters the first day of their little lives. We also mist one corner of their habitat every couple days as well as keeping a little water rock soaked for them to drink. They've been doing well so far.
For the habitat we have a 10 gallon aquarium with shredded bark and wood chips for bedding (again from Pet Smart). Our goal is to keep their habitat as close to their native California Santa Cruz Mountain habitat as possible.
Hope this helps. I'd be interested in seeing some pics and hearing about how they're doing as they grow up since they have the same birthday as ours.