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Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 0    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 03/27/2008

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Plated Lizards

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

XOLizardLoverOX

Years Experience:

Under 1 Year

Species:

Yellow throated plated lizard

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

N/A

Sexing and Characteristics:

Characteristics: They have 2 very distinctive lines starting from their eyes all the way down the body. Reddish orangish color running down the sides (when they are older it is more distinctive). They also grow to about 18 inches and possibly longer. Their tail is twice the size of its body.

Sexing: Males have large frills on the back of thighs. Females have small or no frills. Pretty difficult to sex.

Mostly Active During:

Day

Substrate and Water Needs:

There should be 4-6 inches of substrate. a blend of sand and non fertilized soil (found in stores NOT IN YOUR BACKYARD) mixed should be okay. Or i use T-Rex Jungle Bed which i found in PETsMART you may be able to find it at your local pet store. it seems to be working very well for my lizard. A water bowl that they can fit their whole body into should be provided (and a long with it good CLEAN water). Use distilled water (you can buy it by the gallon). They may use their water bowl for things other than drinking like letting out "wastes". So be sure that it is clean.

Lighting and UVB:

100 watt basking light and a UVB light too. I also use a night light. (75 watt). And possibly (it is not needed but could be used and might help) an undertank heater to keep them warm while burrowed.

Temperatures and Humidity:

Around the 90s for the basking area and for the cooler end of the tank (pretty much the rest of the tank) 75-80 degrees. Humidity isn’t a big deal but just be sure it isn’t too wet or too dry.

Heating and Equipment:

NO HEATING ROCKS EVER! A basking light should provide most of the heat. And as said before an undertank heater could be used at night.

Caging Provided:

A 20 gallon is fine for a yellow throat that is still a baby. However, you will need a 40 gallon by adulthood.

Diet:

Omnivorous

Description of Diet:

They eat mostly crickets. Mine never had a liking for fruits or veggies. May eat different varieties of worms. They seem to like meal worms too.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

I keep calcium supplemented food in the cricket keeper so that way I know that they are gut-loaded when i feed them to her. As for other supplements i don’t use them. You may if you want to.

Maintenance:

Be sure all fecal matter is taken out of the cage every day. Clean the cage once a month. Take out any leftover food by the end of the day.

Some Words on this Species:

They are sweet, beautiful, creatures who deserve to have tender loving care. I have found much joy in my baby. And i know you will too.
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