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Thanks Jen. That reminds me, I wanted to ask about the head bobbing thing and perhaps other body language. I ... I wondered if it was a sign of aggression or fear or what. Thanks for the other tips too. P

Mine use a lot of body language, but I don't see much of it because they tend to freeze when I walk in the room. :-/ They do really cool head bobs, not jerky like an iguana, a lot more liquid and involving shoulders. Kinda hard to describe. shrug I've caught the boys arching their backs at eachother to present larger profiles. They all really love climbing objects so they can look around, and interact with eachother.
Jennifer
Thanks Jen. That reminds me, I wanted to ask about ... fear or what. Thanks for the other tips too. P

Mine use a lot of body language, but I don't see much of it because they tend to freeze when ... eachother to present larger profiles. They all really love climbing objects so they can look around, and interact with eachother.

These sound like really cool lizards and my EMPTY! 45 gallon tank would make a perfect home for a few Emotion: wink
Does anyone know where I might find some in the UK?

Can you tell me the latin name so I can do a search in Google and see if I can find some please Emotion: smile
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."
I hate those damned hamsters!! I had a Syrian and ... up with flying lessons after latching onto my fingers

One of the saddest reptile injuries I ever saw was back in Texas. A pet store employee had thrown a ... monitor, and the little monster bit the poor monitor right through the tongue. Poor thing was in very obvious pain.

Ouch!! the poor thing Emotion: sad
Those things can bite like a rat and should NEVER be fed live. I really can't believe some people at times
Do you know if the sav recovered ok?
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."
These sound like really cool lizards and my EMPTY! 45 gallon tank would make a perfect home for a few ... the latin name so I can do a search in Google and see if I can find some please Emotion: smile

I have these: Leiocephalus schreibersii schreibersii

They're also called "jeweled curlytails". Here's a photo:
Hmm, just did some googling and it seems nobody can agree on what species they are. Just look for "Leiocephalus". :-)

I really need to change the substrate to something else, but they seem to burrow just fine in the bark chips. I just added a fancy log with plastic plants for them to climb on.
Jennifer
Ouch!! the poor thing Emotion: sad Those things can bite like a rat and should NEVER be fed live. I really can't believe some people at times Do you know if the sav recovered ok?

I don't know. It went to a home a few days later (had been sold before they fed it the hamster) and I didn't hear any more about it. I hope it did.
Jennifer
These sound like really cool lizards and my EMPTY! 45 ... Google and see if I can find some please Emotion: smile

I have these: Leiocephalus schreibersii schreibersii They're also called "jeweled curlytails". Here's a photo: [/nq]
They are so cute! I reckon I could put half a dozen in that tank of mine and there'd be plenty of room for them Emotion: wink Well as long as they don't cost something ridiculously high like ackies do. Neil has just started breeding his ackies but at £200 - £300 a throw I don't think I'll be getting any of those, which is a shame.
Is it ok to have more than one male per tank then, and what's a suitable ratio of male to female?
Hmm, just did some googling and it seems nobody can agree on what species they are. Just look for "Leiocephalus". :-)

Yes, I've noticed that too from the brief search I did so was hoping someone had the correct species ID so I'd know where to start looking!
I really need to change the substrate to something else, but they seem to burrow just fine in the bark chips. I just added a fancy log with plastic plants for them to climb on.

How about sand if they like burrowing? Sand tends to hold the heat better too, depending on what sort of temps they like of course. I have absolutely no idea of their requirements, as yet, so will obviously have to do a fair amount of research, assuming I can even find any in the UK!

Thanks Jenn Emotion: smile
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."
Those things can bite like a rat and should NEVER be fed live. I really can't believe some people at times Do you know if the sav recovered ok? Chloe

What I really can't believe is that people are grossed out by rats, but give nasty little hamsters to their KIDS! Yuk! Give me a rat or a guinea pig any day.
Cindy
I don't know. It went to a home a few days later (had been sold before they fed it the hamster) and I didn't hear any more about it. I hope it did.

Read: ...before they fed it to the hamster...
-Z
Those things can bite like a rat and should NEVER ... Do you know if the sav recovered ok? Chloe

What I really can't believe is that people are grossed out by rats, but give nasty little hamsters to their KIDS! Yuk! Give me a rat or a guinea pig any day. Cindy

Exactly!
I've kept all three and my rats were by far the best and most friendly of all. I've never even been bitten by a rat before but have suffered numerous hamster bites, some pretty nasty.
Not only that, but rats are highly interactive and you can have so much fun with them. I mean, what kid wants a dumb hamster that sleeps all day and then irritates the hell out of you at night by spinning round that bloody squeaky wheel! LOL!
Just why do all hamster wheels seem to squeak anyway?

Annoying!
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."
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