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Re: Beardie vs. Uro...I need some help, please.


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Posted by zz on April 21, 2003 at 10:58:17:

In Reply to: Re: Beardie vs. Uro...I need some help, please. posted by georgio on April 18, 2003 at 01:28:17:

I like beardies (I am biased however, I have never had a Uro.)
My beardie is literally tied to his routine. When his routine is broken he SHOWS it.!!! He will thrash and throw food. (he reminds me of a little monkey when he does that).
My beardie shows a lot of personality and curiosity (besides it is fun to watch him chase the cat). I didn't enjoy keeping the crix but it wasn't too bad. He soon out grew them and now only eats greens. Which this time of year is VERY innexpensive. He loves clover, dandelions, and henbit--which are very abundant. I give him some meal worms from a can about 1/week. He has been a joy! Besides you have to love a lizard who will tell you when it is going to rain! (totally true: it was on Discovery Channel and he has been right the past 4out of 4 times)

Ps: Sometimes I do have to "gain" his affections. He gets angry with me sometimes when I dont' live up to his expectations (more clover, more clover, more clover). I changed his bedding recently and he hasn't forgiven me.

:Hey Julie!

:Boulder says hi and thank you again by the way.
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:As far as Beardie vs. Uro I have both so here is what I have found. Uromastyx have more personality than Bearded Dragons both good and bad. My BDs never make a fuss when you pick them up, generally will stay if you want them to stay, and do not seemed stressed by human contact at all. A Uros affection seems more genuine as I sometimes get the feeling my BDs just don't care while my Uros care and decide that it is okay for you to hold them. Uros seem more intelligent and inquisitive but also more feisty and stubborn.
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:As far as general pets go BDs have the upper hand. You can hold them whenever you want, they will cuddle up in your hand or under your shirt etc. Personally I would go with a Bearded Dragon since you already own Uros. Both species are unique and I think you can get a lot out of owning each one. The only thing is you have to get used to keeping crickets which can be a pain sometimes (it's not too hard, just harder than keeping greens in the fridge). Have any other specific questions?

:Peter
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