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OK, I don't think I will attempt another lift for a while. What might I use to transfer to a ... very interesting read of your green friends and someday I will have a tail of my own to talk about;)

Make sure you gut load (feed healthy food to) your crickets before you introduce them into the lizards' cage. And do not leave uneaten crickets in the cage overnight. Hungry crickets will eat whatever food is available to them including taking nibbles out of the lizard. Hard to believe, but true.

A few books I recommend you read:
"Feeding insect-eating lizards" by David Zoffer
"The Lizard Keeper's Handbook" by Philippe de Vosjoli and Kevin Anderson

You might also want to spend time reading articles at www.anapsid.org, AKA Melissa Kaplan's or MK's website.
There are alot of factors involved in reptile care that would never even cross your mind if you haven't done it before. Things that cat and dog owners never have to worry about, like crickets eating your pet!
These sources will give you the heads up on all that good info. And the majority of it (with the exception of a few of the articles at MK's site) are written in language that a pre-teen could easily understand.
-Z
OK, I don't think I will attempt another lift for ... I willhave a tail of my own to talk about;)

Make sure you gut load (feed healthy food to) your crickets before youintroduce them into the lizards' cage. And do ... more stuff to read. I may not make it back to work for some time...I do feel a bit ill..Emotion: smile

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I wonder if I should stay away from any wild critters like grasshoppers and such.

Yes, you should. Your neighbor may have just sprayed them with lawn fertilizer or weedkiller. Or they
may be infested with parasites.
-Z
http://www.reptibid.com Cheap animals. Emotion: smile
-Ben
Thanks. Great sounding advise. I will give up trying to pick him up as there just is NO HOLDING only ... a hold of him again. I am afraid if he does escape I will NEVER be able to get him.

Heh, hey fr0glet, remember my bitey little curlytails? :-P

fr0glet helped me worm some of my lizards, and it included three redsided curlytails. It was quite a challenge to get the Panacur in those tiny mouths. The only time they opened them was to bite! I'm not kidding! I'd poke one in the chin, try to pry open the mouth, and the little bugger would keep its lips sealed until, suddenly, it would turn its head, give me a sharp nip, then turn it back and close the mouth again. This would go on and on, and I would jump every time I got bitten. :-) I deserved it, though. They've never bitten me any other time, just ran like heck to get away.
I'd recommend keeping a few together. Give them rocks to bask on (under a heat bulb), and plenty of places to climb up and survey their territory. I use a UV bulb on my tank. They will burrow in the substrate. I give mine a water dish, and mist the wall every few days. I feed small crickets and mealworms, with rare waxworm treats. (They do a funny head-bob sometimes when they catch food.) Make sure the lid is secure - the little guys can jump really high and I've caught them hanging upside down from the screen lid. If you can, take a poop sample to the vet for a fecal. These guys are imported and will probably have a load of parasites.
Jennifer
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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

Are we still talking about reptiles? Total BS. Way less bleach-cleaning; I'll confess to 2-3 times per year in my permanently established reptile residents.
fr0glet
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I'd recommend keeping a few together. Give them rocks to bask on (under a heat bulb), and plenty of places ... sample to the vet for a fecal. These guys are imported and will probably have a load of parasites. Jennifer

Thanks Jen. That reminds me, I wanted to ask about the head bobbing thing and perhaps other body language. I have seen this little guy bobbing and I wondered if it was a sign of aggression or fear or what. Thanks for the other tips too.
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Ok, I'm hooked. I love all of this but one ... pets to another tank in the mean time. I can

Are we still talking about reptiles? Total BS. Way less bleach-cleaning; I'll confess to 2-3 times per year in my permanently established reptile residents. fr0glet

I like that answer. I was going to say my pets get better treatment than the REST of my family anyway.
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