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Posted by 59herps on December 30, 2002 at 19:42:00:
In Reply to: Re: Painted Agama posted by kalee on December 30, 2002 at 10:39:28:
You have some kind of Laudakia species. I am guessing Laudakia stellio since it is the most commonly imported. They reach adult size at 12 inches. Yours is very skinny. I suggest it be brought as soon as possible to a qualified herp vet. They live throughout europe and asia. A desert style terrerium is ideal with mant rocks. I suggest getting a rock wall for the back of the tank. The substrate should be sand. Also make sure all of the rocks can't fall onto the lizard, especially if te lizard is digging and it falls on top of the lizard.The tank should be betweeen 80-90 with the hotspot being 100 year round unless you want to breed them, then they ust hibernate at 50-60 degrees for atleast 40 days. Naturally they hibernate but this isn't needed unless breeding. In the wild the lizards have burrows to retreat to so its best to have 2 or even three hide boxes for him. One at both ends is needed and the other can be placed wherever if decide too have a third. At night the temp may drop to 60. UV lights are also needed a 12/on 12/off cycle for the lights works well. They are insectivores and a diet of crickets, mealworms, and wax worms works well. Also place a small water bowl on the cool end of the tank.