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Saturn005
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 My son’s Plated Lizard

hello everyone my son picked up this beauty at the Repticon convention. he was told she is a she. Any idea what type and possible age she is approx. 14 inches snout to tail. she is not eating as much as i hoped to see her eat for her size but she is eating some. Any tips would be great. Thanks for looking.



04/21/09  04:47am

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Gottee guy
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  Message To: Saturn005   In reference to Message Id: 1989825


 My son’s Plated Lizard

it is a blacklined plated lizard (a.k.a. giant plated lizard or red-sided plated lizard). that’s probably one of the smallest blacklined plated lizards i’ve ever seen. it is probaly about 8 months old.
what have you been feding it?



04/22/09  08:34pm

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Saturn005
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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1991210


 My son’s Plated Lizard

Crickets and mealworms , We are trying fruit and veggies but she is not interested yet. But we will keep trying.



04/22/09  11:29pm

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Matt Chandler
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  Message To: Saturn005   In reference to Message Id: 1991343


 My son’s Plated Lizard

Yes what is the trick to the fruits and veggies. Sorry to steal your thread here but I am also in the same situation as yourself. What do you other keepers feed your plateds?



08/16/09  01:17am

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Gottee guy
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  Message To: Matt Chandler   In reference to Message Id: 2057966


 My son’s Plated Lizard

Raw ground turkey, hard boiled egg, crickets, pinkie (sometimes adult) mice, occasionally superworms, minnows/ fish, apples, peach, strawberry, mango, carrots, collared greens, and some other things.



08/17/09  09:03am

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Gottee guy
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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 2058634


 My son’s Plated Lizard

A way to get them to eat greens is to pour chicken broth on the veggies and greens, and less broth over time.



08/22/09  09:09pm

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Matt Chandler
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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 2062096


 My son’s Plated Lizard

Mine is n’t eating as good as I would like him or her to eat. This lizard is beginning to suck. I mean barely interested in crickets and I do catch grasshoppers for it. It is fairly calm when handled and have a heat lamp and a UTH for it and it still sucks. I hold food in front of its nose and it licks whats on my fingers, but no actual consumption. It will eat some crickets when I dissappear but it doesnt eat all the crickets. I even gave it meal worms and it looks at them and walks away. Is the chicken broth the favourite flavour of these lizards. Its depressing. Help



08/25/09  01:31am

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Sungazerftw
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  Message To: Matt Chandler   In reference to Message Id: 2063150


 My son’s Plated Lizard

Quote:

This lizard is beginning to suck


Quote:

have a heat lamp and a UTH for it and it still sucks.



Please elaborate on these statements, because i know when people don’t like their pets they generally don’t give them the greatest care.... I’m assuming that if you bought it out of impulse, that it was something new and cool and now it "sucks" once the excitement has worn off.

If you really think of it like this i wouldn’t advise you to buy any animals.
Have a nice weekend.



09/25/09  09:18pm

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  Message To: Sungazerftw   In reference to Message Id: 2076602


 My son’s Plated Lizard

I agree.

Plateds and other diurnal reptiles need more than just heat to survive and thrive in captivity. You said that you have an UTH and a heat lamp, but do you can a UV light source on it?

As for the thread starter, nice looking Black-line you have there. I have one myself. Don’t give up on the veggie thing. Mine was stubborn to start with about eating veggies, but now he eats all kinds of stuff with no complaint. It took some time though, I won’t lie about that.

-tpau15



09/28/09  05:34pm

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Kibathewolf
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  Message To: Tpau15   In reference to Message Id: 2077832


 My son’s Plated Lizard

i think it look like a sudan plated Lizards and i work at a zoo where we have 2 sudan plated Lizards 1 Great Plated Lizard and a Blue Tongue Skinks the 2 sudan plated Lizards dont eat much but the Great Plated Lizard is happy to eat i hand feet it all the time ^^

so i just dont thik the Sudan Plated Lizard eat much of natur

ohh btw i dont think Lizard need UV it okay to buy it if you want to be sure it get what it need but the one we have dont have UV and we dont have a problem with it

This is the cage



06/29/10  09:44am

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Pythonking
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  Message To: Kibathewolf   In reference to Message Id: 2159362


 My son’s Plated Lizard

Hey kimba wolf most likely without uv the ones at your zoo are unhealthy they do need it.



06/30/10  12:41pm

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  Message To: Pythonking   In reference to Message Id: 2159594


 My son’s Plated Lizard

yes kimba wolf like hardly any calcium is digested read up on MBD and what causes it ya turd



09/13/10  03:43pm

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Budy
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  Message To: Saturn005   In reference to Message Id: 1991343


 My son’s Plated Lizard

try a very rip pear my plated loves them.He does not like veggies



09/30/10  10:52am


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