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Usually this is called Gaping, it is how they cool off>>


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Posted by eve on April 23, 2003 at 21:12:47:

In Reply to: Not sure what this means... posted by ineedabath on April 23, 2003 at 19:04:10:

:I just received my two Nigerian/Saharan Uro's (a male and female) a few days ago, and I've been feeding them well; they've been eating good. The only thing that is strange about the male is that he sometimes opens his mouth, (sorta like a dog would do to beg for food) and then like starts breathing hard, and it sorta looks like a mating call, but I dont think it is... Is he hungry? Is he cooling off? Or what?

:Thanks.
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Provided your sure your uro is not sick with any kind of respitory ailments then this is normal called gap-ing kind of like when a dog pants, even though there is a cool side to move into they will still sit right under the basking light and do this, mine do anyway sometimes , bearded dragons and collared lizards do it too ! :0) Eve





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