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 #2301308


Jasond02
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 Male or female?

I recently caught this 3 1/2 inch Fence lizard. I am wanting to know if it is a male or female?



09/23/13  08:05pm

 #2301326


ThesaurusRex
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  Message To: Jasond02   In reference to Message Id: 2301308


 Male or female?

Most definitely female. It’s possible to detect a male by the blue on the belly, enlarged femoral pores and the noticeably enlarged post-anal scales. A blue belly is not always a reliable indicator as very young lizards can have bare bellies and some females can be found with blue bellies, but enlarged post-anal scales is a 100% indicator of a male fence lizard. Your baby is female.

Happy herping!



09/25/13  01:34am

 #2301334


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  Message To: ThesaurusRex   In reference to Message Id: 2301326


 Male or female?

awesome! Do females lay infertile eggs like bearded dragons do?



09/25/13  05:11pm

 #2301341


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  Message To: Jasond02   In reference to Message Id: 2301334


 Male or female?

by the way here is a picture of her setup...



I am using the ReptiSun 10.0 UVB fluorescent bulb and 2 75 watt bulbs. I mist the tank twice daily and feed her spiders, roaches, armidilidaes, and grasshoppers. They are no bigger than the space between her eyes. Feed her 4 bugs a day. Never seen a lizard as active as she is. Constantly running around the take exploring and basking.



09/25/13  08:01pm

 #2301347


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  Message To: Jasond02   In reference to Message Id: 2301341


 Male or female?

They sure do, so you have to give them plenty of open space and laying areas so she can properly lay eggs.

That’s a very nice vivarium! I’d have a bit less wood piled up though for easier cleaning (and possible microclimate formation, allowing bacteria to breed), but it shouldn’t be too bad.

I’d recommend not feeding her woodlice, as they are extremely chitinous and can impact her digestive tract. As for the roaches, are they Blaptica dubia or a similar feeder roach, or are they American cockroaches taken from outside?



09/26/13  04:00am

 #2301366


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  Message To: ThesaurusRex   In reference to Message Id: 2301347


 Male or female?

they are wild cockroaches from outside.



09/27/13  05:27am

 #2301458


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  Message To: Jasond02   In reference to Message Id: 2301366


 Male or female?

Okay, I wouldn’t recommend giving her wild American cockroaches, they are notable disease carriers and can harm lizards as well as humans. I’m not sure if her immunity could tackle it but I wouldn’t take any chances. American cockroaches can also carry a lot of toxins in their body, such as pesticides and household chemicals which reptiles are very susceptible to. If you’re not too far from a pet store, small crickets are super cheap and easy to buy!



10/01/13  04:04am

 #2301609


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  Message To: ThesaurusRex   In reference to Message Id: 2301458


 Male or female?

I got her some tiny phoenix worms. She loves em too! Feed her 4 a day 5 days a week.



10/09/13  06:24pm

 #2301648


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  Message To: Jasond02   In reference to Message Id: 2301609


 Male or female?

Phoenix worms are perfect! They come with lots of calcium and are very good for any insectivorous lizard :)



10/12/13  12:37am

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  Message To: ThesaurusRex   In reference to Message Id: 2301648


 Male or female?

Female
But your holding her very badly that it’s life threatening



06/16/14  07:30am


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