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Posted by Lester G. Milroy III on May 27, 2002 at 20:12:51:
In Reply to: Hibernation posted by Lyn on May 27, 2002 at 10:45:43:
: Should I hibernate them the way I brumate my snakes? I brumate the snakes in the basement, it is in the 50s down there during the winter. My other lizards I keep warm/active year round so I hadn't even thought of hibernation with the Horned Lizards. If so, what months do you hibernate them for? Or do you just need to hibernate if you are planning to breed? Do you have all this info on a site I could go to? I have not been able to find a site w/ a care sheet yet.
:The horned lizards will do better if allowed to hibernate. Watch their activity and behavior to determine the need for hibernation. Late Septembe - October is the beginning of the hibernation cycle, but that also depends on Mother Nature. When night temps drop below 55 and stay below that temp, that is the signal. You will probably have an extremely hard time finding a care sheet on horned lizards. The variables make it very difficult to provide such unless someone has a lot of long term study and observation time with the horned lizards. There is a book available that deals with the Desert Horned Lizards and it is written by John Seginski. The book is titled "Horny Toads as Pets." It is published by TJE Publications in Reno, Nevada. It is an okay source. I am working on our web site hornedlizards.com and I hope we will have it up soon. You might also check hornedlizards.org, that is our society home page. Lester G. Milroy III