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 #1690426


Sivajon11
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 Male or female?

this is my baby basilisk can any give me a guess on if it is male or female?



04/05/08  04:37pm

 #1690851


Basiliskboy911
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  Message To: Sivajon11   In reference to Message Id: 1690426


 Male or female?

female



04/05/08  09:43pm

 #1691211


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  Message To: Basiliskboy911   In reference to Message Id: 1690851


 Male or female?

female for sure no doubts theirs no neck/dorsal cresting whatsoever at the size of ur basilisk a male would have a very pronounced crest also when asking questions like urs mentioning length is very important as pics lie lol closer the pic older the lizard looks



04/06/08  01:15am

 #1691592


Seiryu
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  Message To: Lizardking/hfx/n.s   In reference to Message Id: 1691211


 Male or female?

How old is your lizard roughly and length?

If it’s NOT between 6 and 12months, there is really no way to determine it’s sex as males do not start developing crests until 6-12months of age.

So if it’s under 6months, i’d wait a bit and post new pictures. If it’s older than 6months or so, then female



04/06/08  12:18pm

 #1691669


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  Message To: Seiryu   In reference to Message Id: 1691592


 Male or female?

its 6 1/2 inches long and its about 2months old



04/06/08  01:26pm

 #1691679


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  Message To: Sivajon11   In reference to Message Id: 1691669


 Male or female?

well i can like see his spin ,could that b e a sign of his back crest growing .when i pet him from his tail to his head its rigid.



04/06/08  01:36pm

 #1691700


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  Message To: Sivajon11   In reference to Message Id: 1691679


 Male or female?

Still way too early to tell. From your pics I figured it wasn’t close to 6months yet.

You could take it to a vet if you must know right away, but they might charge and or not even know yet themselves.

Females CAN develope a "fin" down their back, but very small. Females also develope a head crest too, but usually not as big as males.

But ya, stilltoo early to tell, but it looks in good shape =)!

I have 2 Males around 1.5 years old, that are still growing.

One has a fin 3-4 CM tall down his back, while the other has about 1 CM tall fin.

It varies on how well you feed them and mainly genetics.



04/06/08  01:58pm

 #1691923


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  Message To: Seiryu   In reference to Message Id: 1691700


 Male or female?

alright thanks for the help



04/06/08  05:48pm

 #1691927


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  Message To: Sivajon11   In reference to Message Id: 1691923


 Male or female?

oh and when will my basilisk start to lose the brown on it



04/06/08  05:50pm

 #1691946


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  Message To: Sivajon11   In reference to Message Id: 1691927


 Male or female?

Mine still have some brown/dark spots on them at 1.5 years.

It has to do with genetics again, how much light they are recieving and diet.

I am assuming you are using regular UVB flourescents like ReptiGlo/ReptisSun etc and then a heating lamp?

Natural sunlight helps (Not through a window), but actually taking them outside in a cage that has a mesh lid will help a lot

If that is the case, than it could take years to get rid of all the brown, and even then it might not get rid of all of it. if you can’t afford pricey Metal Halides AND a big enclosure (5x5x5 feet or more), than it will take a while.

**ONLY use Metal Halides in a big enclosure with a lot of live plants if you go that route.

UVB flourescents dont even reach 5-7,000 Lux, while you want to shoot for 100,000 Lux (Normal Sunlight). So it’s not even close to natural sunlight, with the general Lizard UVB lights.

I am looking into buying Metal Halides, which can get to that 100,000 Lux needed, but they are pricey.

Anything between 20,000-100,000 Lux is ideal.



04/06/08  06:10pm

 #1693089


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  Message To: Seiryu   In reference to Message Id: 1691946


 Male or female?

do both male and female basilisk head bobb cuz my basilisk head bobbs at my ameiva ,my ameivas tank is right next to my basilisk.



04/07/08  02:52pm

 #1693117


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  Message To: Sivajon11   In reference to Message Id: 1693089


 Male or female?

and the basilisk also puffs out when near or sees the ameiva,is that a sign of a male



04/07/08  03:14pm

 #1695187


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  Message To: Sivajon11   In reference to Message Id: 1693117


 Male or female?

can someone answer my last two question???



04/08/08  08:45pm

 #1696057


Seiryu
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  Message To: Sivajon11   In reference to Message Id: 1695187


 Male or female?

Male Basilisk only head-bob. So it is likely it is a male.

However. If he is head-bobbing, you should either move him or the Ameiva away from one another as it is probably causing the Basilisk some stress.



04/09/08  01:14pm


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