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Lizard people(and others), Im looking into turning my spare 55 ... an overwhelming variety.Too much to process without help. Ideas? AD

How about curlytails? Leiocephalus sp. I have red-sided curlytails, this site has some info on Haitians: http://www.reptileparadise.com/cs curlytail.htm ... at the bottom of this page: http://www.cepheid.org/~kiz/pscshow2.html The lighting is bad, it doesn't show how pretty their markings are. Jennifer

Handling isnt a requirement here.
Id rather keep them safely in the cage.
I've got 8 and 6 yr old kids..no touch pets are best right now. Ill look into the curlytails..thanks
AD
Storrs monitors, if you can find them (and afford them). ... no idea how they'll do in a community tank. Luke?

I've heard Storrs can be a bit anti-social at times. For best results, start with a group of hatchlings (preferably clutchmates) and raise them up together. You might still end up having to separate them, though. Luke

Thanks guys,
Not sure I want to go the monitor route just yet.
Ill check 'em out though
AD
On the subject of collared lizards; Make an effort to get captive bred, if you go with these, as many of the poor feeders are wild caught. There are lots of interesting pattern classes within each species, particularly in the most common C. collaris "eastern collared lizard" group, with some amazing locality-based differences between those from Utah, Oklahoma, and Texas. Other species of Crotaphytus to look at are the C. dickersonae and C. vestigium, but they are difficult to find. One of my favorites is not legal for sale at all; C. reticulatus. May have to find out what benjamina takes to console himself LOL.

DC
Actually Ive always wanted some of these. I had the impression they can be hard\stubborn feeders at times.

Mine alwasy eat enthusiastically, leaping all over the cage to pounce on some poor helpless cricket. I imagine they need really high basking temperatures, so maybe those who were having feeding problems were keeping them too cold. Luke

I've got to second Luke on the collared lizards. They're pretty cool!

Cindy
Hi,
With Community animals, the first thing is, of course, beardies. If you want something a little different, I would consider collered lizards.
DCLXVI branded this on the
forehead of the ether on 05/05/2004 11:22 PM:
On the subject of collared lizards; Make an effort to get captive bred, if you go with these, as many ... legal for sale at all; C. reticulatus. May have to find out what benjamina takes to console himself LOL. DC

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Oh, the hell with it.
DC
Im looking into turning my spare 55 gal into a dry set up. Ideas? !!
First, remove water.
later,
Snake Whisperer
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Collared?
later,
Snake Whisperer
Teach the Children
"Back to the Garden"
West Plam Beach area is COVERED with wild curliy-tails.

later,
Snake Whisperer
Teach the Children
"Back to the Garden"
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