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Posted by Lou Hamby on May 01, 2002 at 14:01:59:
In Reply to: my cage and getting in touch w/ Lester posted by Lisa on May 01, 2002 at 13:12:39:
: The outside sun cage is a 2 gal plastic type. The tank inside is a 30 gal showtank, long & lower than normal, w/ the regular dirt in the area and a native bush, a couple of rocks, and a small water dish. It is in a west window but we put the lizzard out for sun about 12:00 till 4-5. If Lester could E me, this PC wont let me click on your name. Thanks, Lisa
Lisa-any glass cage has the potential on a warm day of producing temps as high as 140 degrees. Proglog temps even at 105 with out cool off could expire. It's lucky they haven't hit temps high enough to kill them. If you want them outside which nothing like real sunlight, a 2X3 cage with home depot play sand and a screen cover so the animals or birds can't get to them would be ideal. They must not stay in direct sunlight, and the sand should be about 4" thick so they can dig down and get away from the heat if necessary. A glss cage is usually left inside the house with a desert reptile fourescent bulb and a 100 watt or maybe 150watt bulb on one side of the cage and the other side of the cage can be cool so the animals can thermo regulate their body tempratures. Be carefull about mositure as too much can be detremental. Remeber that ants are the mainstay of these animals diet and you must provide ants for these little guys or they are sure to die....I hape this helps, I'm sure Lester will add more. Just please be carefull about putting a glass cage in the sun.....!