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 Confused about temperatures for my Plated!


New owner to a plated lizard but I still can’t figure out temperatures for my guy! (or girl...). I’ve looked at several care sheets and can’t come to a consensus.

I have a 55 gallon, 85-90 F warm end, 75-80 cool end. I turn off heat at night as my room never dips below 70 unless I have the window open (which doesn’t happen). His basking spot sits at 100 F. I just got him on Saturday so I don’t yet know what "normal" behaviour is for him but currently he has eaten crickets and carrots and some banana (didn’t accept my leafy greens). He is yet to defecate for me (At least that I can find) But I’ve had him for less than a week and I know he is stressed out at the change.

I just want him to be happy and healthy and hope I am doing everything right.

06/21/13  12:52am

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