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jsut woman OK, I don't think I will attempt another lift for a while. What might I

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to transfer to a clean home, a net maybe? I ... uninteresting. Worms burrow and crickets hide and continue to grow.Maybe

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tail of my own to talk about;) Proctor

Igs should not be pikced up from above, as in the wild birds to that tothem so its a defence mechanism.

That 10 gal is a bit small. Everywhere is the top with that little space. I have to get to Petco for that 20.
I have used towel, thrown over as a last resort, or carfully wrap them upis better.I thought of making a ... iglet takes locusts thru the mesh buthas 90% veggies, she was raised with BD's so insects came natural to it.

Waxworms don't seem that small compared to this little guy. I will keep him hungry for a day or two and try to place food on top level or shelf to make him work for 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 guess we all have the time. I just needed you guys to nudge me along.

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

Proctor,
I believe you have a curly-tail lizard, Leiochephalus Sp.. This is in the iguanid family, but I have never heard it called a curly-tail iguana, usually called just called a curlytail or curly-tail . http://www.dantiles.com/livestock/lizards/lizard jewelcurlytail.htm Check out that link and tell me if the body is the same shape. The colors change drastically among the different subspecies. There are Hatians, Jeweled, Red-sided and a few other types. But they all have basically the same unique head and body shape.
If that is what you have, here is my experience with them.

They will always be jumpy when they are alone. I have three in one tank, and the first one calmed down when I put the second two in with him. There are two males in my tank, they both seem to get along fine without fighting.
They love to burrow into the substrate. I use about 80% dry sand with a bit of peat moss mixed in. I recomend sand because they seem to enjoy the security of being covered by it. The substrate is approx. 4 inches deep.

This is the way my cage is set up;
In a 20 gallon tank (perhaps a bit small for 3) The substrate covers the entire floor. I have a long paice of driftwood (lengthwise) down the center of the cage. In front of the driftwood I have a 4 inch deep water bowl. They like to sit on the driftwood to drink from the bowl. In the front corner I have a small slab of marble that is about 2 inches above the substrate for a hide. Usually they don't use this, preferring to hide in the sand.
In the rear half of the tank there is only open substrate, and this is where they usually hide. The heat lamp (75 watts) shines on this area of the cage, and they usually burrow into the sand beneath it.For moisture, I overfill the water bowl until it pours out about 8 ounces onto the front half of the substrate. When this soaks into the sand, it creates moisture in the bottom portion of the substrate, leaving the top as dry sand. They can stay in the dry sand on top, or burrow down to the moist level on the bottom if they prefer. I also spray the lizards with a spray bottle about once every week or every other week. They seem to enjoy the bath, but don't over do it.
They like the cage to stay fairly dry. For feeding, I feed 2 or 3 times a week, Mine usually eat 1 to 3 medium-large crickets at a time. They will also eat mealworms, but they have to catch them before the worms burrow into the sand and disappear. I vitamin dust with Miner-All Indoor formula about once a week. And, finally, Curly tail lizards are not touchy-feely. They are only a display lizard, and in my experience, handling will severely stress them out.
My advice; Keep the curly tail. It is an interesting species to observe and some of them are quite attractive animals. When they are comfortable, and feel safe, you will be able to observe them in the tank. That is one reason I suggest buying a companion for your curly tail lizard, they seem more comfortable with at least two in the tank. I also suggest putting aluminum foil or aquarium background paper around three sides of the tank. This will give the animal some security, and the lizard will then be able to recognize the glass barrier. Learn to meet the requirements of this lizard and then when you are confident, buy a lizard that you can interact with like a leopard gecko or bearded dragon.
Good Luck !
-Ryan
I have every possible accessory I could find. Even plans ... not wait to start...I have two hollow rocks to climbon

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Looks about right but for the green back legs. I have some video I will capture to DigiPhoto and place on my web site later tonight. I tried flash shots but scares the daylights out of him:)
If that is what you have, here is my experience with them. They will always be jumpy when they are ... sand because they seem to enjoy the security of being covered by it. The substrate is approx. 4 inches deep.

Ok, now I am going from keeping this little guy to getting him a friend or two. I like it..
This is the way my cage is set up; In a 20 gallon tank (perhaps a bit small for 3) ... then when you are confident, buy a lizard that you can interact with like a leopard gecko or bearded dragon.

Ok, I'm hooked. I love all of this but one thing comes to mind. I read that once a week I must REALLY clean their tank with a bleach mixture transfering pets to another tank in the mean time. I can handle everything but this does add up to me much more time than I had thought. Keep in mind I have several hamsters two pre-teen boys and a wife to(never mind that part) take care of. I have used cleaning time as a trade off for doing their own homework so not a total loss.
I was also told not to have more than one but the one I have was kept in a tank with many. I don't supposed I could even mix and match dragons and so forth?
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If you realy want a iggy and you don't have 2 to3 years to break one in you will have to wait until spring and get a hatchling while it is only 4 or 5 inches long and before it learns all the bad habits from being in a tank full of iggs in a pet store for a few weeks . when gotten this way they will adjust to people much faster than one that is say 12 inches or so long and been with other Iggs in the store for 2 or 3 months trust me Ive been there I had the easy igg now I'm doing it the hard way working with a igg that was
16 inches and nearly a year with other iggs whips the hell out of me whenshe don't want to be bothered
Charlieigguy
OK, I don't think I will attempt another lift for a while. What might Iuse to transfer to a clean home, a net maybe? I have not seen him/her eat. I

Just pick him up as carefully as possible for moving. As far as eating, he is probably stressed out, and may not eat for a while. He could go for a few weeks without eating, with no serious ill-effects. After more than a month without food, I would worry. But, after you make a few changes that will mellow him out, eating should not be a problem (especially after a good 2 week fast).

-Ryan
If you realy want a iggy and you don't have 2 to3 years to break one in you will have to wait until spring and get a hatchling while it is only 4 or 5 inches long and before it learns all the bad habits from being in a tank full of iggs in a pet store for a few weeks . when gotten this way they will adjust to people much faster than one that is say 12 inches or so long and been with other Iggs in the store for 2 or 3 months trust me Ive been there I had the easy igg now I'm doing it the hard way working with a igg that was
16 inches and nearly a year with other iggs whips the hell out of me whenshe don't want to be bothered
Charlieigguy
Cover the glass walls, many lizards can't recognize glass and will hurt themselves trying to get out of the cage. Anna

I just found some stashed away black cloth VCR covers that fit each sie quite nicely. Even look like they may also keep in the heat.

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He (she?) will enjoy the company. Now, thats not true with all species. A lot of animals prefer to be solitary, but my curly-tails get visibly stressed out when they are seperated. And, your subspecies of animal may be different than the ones I have, so I say start out by getting one more. If that seems to work, then think about possibly a third. This is not a scientific way of telling the sexes, but the males definitely seem more "dominant" than females. They are larger, more stocky, and more brightly colored. If you are looking to house a pair or trio, try to find 1 male, 2 females. I don't think its a problem mixing more than 1 male with this species, but try to keep only one male to be safe.

If you really wanted to clean that often, I would argue that it stresses the animals out, I wouldn't recommend a total cleaning that often. I "spot" clean the cages every time I'm in there. That means, if I see something, I scoop it out. I may do a total cage cleaning/substrate change every 6 months with these guys. I think that is plenty often, as long as you keep the substrate free of shed skin, waste, dead crickets, etc. Remove the water bowl, and scrub that about once a week, but the cage will be fine for a lot longer.
I was also told not to have more than one but the one I have was kept ina tank with many.

Weell. To be honest with you.. Don't listen to a damn thing the petstore tells you (unless Froglet is working that day ; ) They just really don't know what they're talking about 9 times out of 10. This species does well in pairs, in my experience they do poorly alone.

I don't supposed I could even mix and match dragons and so
forth?

I would not recommend mixing other species. It can be done, but only if you know what you are doing. If you have a lot of experience with a lot of species, then you can mix species that you know for sure will do well together, but there is no species that I think would do really well with this one. Besides, the space limitations you have with a 20 gallon tank means that you must stick to small, social animals that aren't territorial or highly active.
Glad to answer any other questions you have,
-Ryan
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