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 Brumation

I recently got two collared swift lizards , they were both active and now the female is sluggish and hasn’t eaten in about two days, while the male has been active, alert, eating, ect. Then tonight the female fell asleep outside her hide and started twitching, i went to pick her up but she was stiff, yet still breathing. I’m not sure if it’s due to brumation, pregnancy, ect. I haven’t been able to find my care sheets on them. My husbandry consists of calc-sand, I provide them with two hides, mist their cage up to three times a day, since I have only had them for a short period they have eaten meal worms. I spray vita spray on them everyday and they have a regular 75watt uvb bulb while being housed in a 55 gallon tank. Please if you have any information to help me out with what is going on, it would be much appreciated.



11/09/09  11:47pm

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 Brumation

Unfortunatly, she died this morning. I emailed the breeders I got her from and am waiting for a reasponse. If anyone has any idea what may have caused this please let me know.



11/10/09  01:08pm

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  Message To: Avla   In reference to Message Id: 2094015


 Brumation

It sounds either biological or chemical. Pathogen or toxin. But there are so many ways to get the same symptoms even a vet would have to do a biopsy to identify the specific cause. In case it’s biological, though, I would watch the other one very, very closely. They’re not a species I have any experience with, though.



11/11/09  03:41pm


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