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 Why is my eastern collared acting weird?

i purchased my eastern collared lizared about 2 weeks ago. and starting about 5 days ago (when i switched from the carpet, to calcium sand) my lizard "iggy", has been periodicaly jumping off of his basking area and pacing along the cages glass, jumping in his water bowl, and tracking the sand all in his food dish and waterbowl. its kinda getting annoying because i keep having to replace his water 2-3 times a day because it gets tainted with sand. he also digs up one corner of the tank all the way down to the carpet bottom. i dont know if he likes playing in the sand or is trying to escape. but when he paces back and forth at the glass, it seems like he see’s his reflection and thinks its another lizard and trys goin after it...im not sure to do something or to let it go. but some advice would be awesome...thanks



07/24/10  05:01pm

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 Why is my eastern collared acting weird?

I think you’ve got a female. Males climb more, to stake out territory. Females dig more, because they produce multiple clutches of eggs during the summer. Make the sand deeper and keep one corner of it moist.



07/24/10  10:31pm

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  Message To: JackAsp   In reference to Message Id: 2164827


 Why is my eastern collared acting weird?

awesome, thanks alot. i never knew that females dig because of producing eggs. that helped alot



07/25/10  12:51pm


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