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I would but for the cost and the fact that ... and somehow my new friend may pay the ultimate price.(I

Very reasonable of you. Research is the answer. There is a TON of information online!! You have us, a group ... hope I don't become a pest here because sometimes I can be relentless when I don't get what I want:)

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I have every possible accessory I could find. Even plans on building a Lizard mansion with cathedral ceilings and Vagus ... the top or the glass walls. I have had him for a week so maybe more time is needed. Proctor

Give him, and yourself, some time. You both have plenty of it. Take the handling slowly. Move slowly. Talk quietly. Hold him for short periods of time at first and gradually increase the time. Don't put him down when/if he bites you. That will teach him that biting you gets him just what he wants left alone. Until he's calm and used to the handling don't let the kids hold him. They may be bright and wonderful and well- intentioned. But they are still children and they can't help but be loud and have jerky movements on occasion.
Put the lizard somewhere quiet for now. Away from the hamsters and from constant human activity. Cover 3 sides of the tank so he feels more secure. If he enjoys burrowing, give him some more substrate to do it in.

Working slowly and steadily, see if you can get him to eat out of your hand. If he associates you with food, you will be much less scarey.

Remember that baby lizards - of any species - are flighty and nippy. This will not change just by getting a different lizard. You just have to be more determined than the lizard is if you want one you can handle regularly. (I am not this determined at all and am content to merely watch my lizards and not handle them unless it is necessary.)
Now, as to what you have. Curly tailed lizards are of the genus Leiocephalus, which is in the Iguanadae family, but they are not Iguanas. There are around 20 different species of Leiocephalus, all from in and around the Carribean. They are primarily from arid forest or desert areas. And they mostly stay pretty small (compared to an iguana).
Here are some care sheets to supplement the info you already have: http://www.wnyherp.org/cs-curlytaillizard.html
http://www.anapsid.org/curlytailed.html
It might also be interesting for you and your boys to surf the web or go to the library and try to find out which species of curly tail you have. You might start here:
http://www.embl-heidelberg.de/~uetz/LivingReptiles.html

Good luck, and keep at it. You're doing fine.
-Z
OK, I don't think I will attempt another lift for a while. What might I use to transfer to a clean home, a net maybe? I have not seen him/her eat. I have added several crickets(sml) and many waxworms but they all seem to be uninteresting. Worms burrow and crickets hide and continue to grow. Maybe I should just raise them instead:) They could eat from my ant farm and so on:) It is very interesting read of your green friends and someday I will have a tail of my own to talk about;)
Proctor
yes on bananas but only as a treat, leave the skin ON
Now, as to what you have. Curly tailed lizards are of the genus Leiocephalus, which is in the Iguanadae family, ... to the library and try to find out which species of curly tail you have. You might start here: http://www.embl-heidelberg.de/~uetz/LivingReptiles.html

This could also be a useful site :
http://evo.bio.psu.edu/webkey/query.asp?tgroup=Leiocephalus&state=start
Chloe

"It's the easiest thing to live in a refuge from the world ... but it's the hardest thing to live in the world alone."
NEVER pick a Ig up from above, lost start, also feed it by hand, andmake

it

Igs should not be pikced up from above, as in the wild birds to that to them so its a defence mechanism.
I have used towel, thrown over as a last resort, or carfully wrap them up is better.
waxworms are a bit small, my evil iglet takes locusts thru the mesh but has 90% veggies, she was raised with BD's so insects came natural to it.

It may take a month, 6 months or a year, i have tamed wild Igs in a few weeks, others 10 months, no 2 igs look or act the same.
I have every possible accessory I could find. Even plans ... for a week so maybe more time is needed. Proctor

Give him, and yourself, some time. You both have plenty of it. Take the handling slowly. Move slowly. Talk quietly. ... to keep the heat on for the winter. Power failures are BAU in this Cow Hamshire Swamp I live in.Emotion: smile

I thought this guy looked familiar though, I think I saw him on the railings at Dunn's River Falls in Orcho Rios last summer. I always want to catch one as they run to hide when we turned on the light in the middle of the night in our cabin.
Thanks for the links.
Proctor
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I would but for the cost and the fact that I am fearful of my ignoranceand somehow my new friend may pay the ultimate price

Just read some care sheets before.
Anna
Cover the glass walls, many lizards can't recognize glass and will hurt themselves trying to get out of the cage.
Anna
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