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 #318402


Miniak
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 Armadillo lizards

anyone have tips on how to make him more active and can u have 2 in the same cage



04/21/05  10:21pm

 #350743


Pikeman
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  Message To: Miniak   In reference to Message Id: 318402


 Armadillo lizards

do u have an armadillo lizard because there not in the pet trade anymore.



05/23/05  08:04am

 #352427


Popy
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  Message To: Pikeman   In reference to Message Id: 350743


 Armadillo lizards

i have one armadillo lizard and hes very active also to make him more active handle him alot more than you usaully do . if you take him out of his cage alot hell be alot more active.



05/24/05  06:56pm

 #354460


Pikeman
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  Message To: Popy   In reference to Message Id: 352427


 Armadillo lizards

where did you get him?



05/26/05  07:29pm

 #357974


Popy
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  Message To: Pikeman   In reference to Message Id: 354460


 Armadillo lizards

i got him from a local pet store by krogers



05/30/05  09:25pm

 #358035


Anole_keeper
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  Message To: Pikeman   In reference to Message Id: 350743


 Armadillo lizards

Pikeman- I will say they are not in the pet trade as much as previous years, but they are for sure still out there. If you do not believe me then check out these Armadillo Lizards.

-Adam



05/30/05  10:40pm

 #359978


NirvanaFan
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  Message To: Anole_keeper   In reference to Message Id: 358035


 Armadillo lizards

mine im not even sure is one the store said it was but it wont roll up he just stays still, also mine runs when i grab him and he opens his mouth he bit me also he runs to fast i dont think i could ever hold him. Advice/help



06/02/05  12:16am

 #364018


Pikeman
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  Message To: Anole_keeper   In reference to Message Id: 358035


 Armadillo lizards

forest armadillo lizards are not real armadillo lizards the only real armadillo lizard is armadillo girdled lizard.



06/06/05  05:22pm

 #384184


Jcrbud14
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  Message To: Miniak   In reference to Message Id: 318402


 Armadillo lizards

i believe you can have 2 in the samecage depending on the size of the cage 2 males will get along as long as no females are introduced,males have slightly larger heads 2 females will also get along as long as there is enough space of course male and female is ok and that could result in babies, if you have more than 2 lizards and there are females keep males seperated or they will get territorial and could get hurt



06/27/05  11:07pm

 #384197


Jcrbud14
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  Message To: Anole_keeper   In reference to Message Id: 358035


 Armadillo lizards

to anole keeper those were the forest variety which is a different subspecies



06/27/05  11:15pm

 #463716


Joe blow
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  Message To: Jcrbud14   In reference to Message Id: 384197


 Armadillo lizards

hey kool i didnt know any one else had forest armadillos i have one anfd im thinking about perchasin another



09/01/05  08:29pm

 #614884


Hippa
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  Message To: Miniak   In reference to Message Id: 318402


 Armadillo lizards

hi i have 2 Cordylus tropidosternum/armadillo or as we call them in the uk dwarf sungazers,mine are called lilo and stitch and i have them both in the same avarium not sure what sex they are though but they get on fine



01/21/06  03:39pm

 #616119


Hippa
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  Message To: Hippa   In reference to Message Id: 614884


 Armadillo lizards

i forgot to add mine are dwarf sungazer lizards :o)



01/22/06  11:22am

 #616123


Hippa
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  Message To: Hippa   In reference to Message Id: 616119


 Armadillo lizards

ohhhh i did mention it in my first message duhhhhh lol



01/22/06  11:23am

 #692074


Dragon77
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  Message To: Hippa   In reference to Message Id: 614884


 Armadillo lizards

Those are sweet looking lizards, Hippa! I’d never heard of them before, but will keep an eye out for them =)

--- Dragon77



03/14/06  05:16pm

 #1356858


Whallj
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  Message To: Dragon77   In reference to Message Id: 692074


 Armadillo lizards

I recently got one does anyone have any ideas how to sex them as i was not given it’s sex when i got he or she



07/13/07  09:55am

 #1484935


MauricesExoticPets
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  Message To: Whallj   In reference to Message Id: 1356858


 Armadillo lizards

There are well over 30 Cordylus species and sub-species. Just getting proper identification of the lizard is hard, determining sex can be worked out from there. I advise you to go to your local library and use their computers to lookup Cordylus full text documents. You may be shocked at just how many kinds are out there and how interesting they are. One interesting fact is, many give live birth.
The "Armadillo Lizard" Cordylus cataphractus that many people are looking for is still in the trade and is very expensive, try $500.00 each as a good starting point for adults, likely about the same for subadults and newborns if not more. C. cataphractus lives in rocky outcrops in South Africa, they can be found in groups of up to 8 in the same area. I am in the first stages of collecting data on all of the Cordylus lizards so that I can better care for the ones I have. You should do the same.



10/20/07  11:30pm

 #1571321


CCK
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  Message To: Popy   In reference to Message Id: 352427


 Armadillo lizards

Iknow the message is very old, but as i saw this i thought it must be an 5 year old kid. reptiles are not to play with. what he told the other "kid" is cruelity to the animal. they dont need to be touched all the time, they are animals to look at the terra. i think the kids here in are absolut not able to handle this beautiful reptiles, i cant believe what i saw at this messages.
my english isnt that good but i think everbody understand what i am talking about.



01/06/08  04:45pm

 #1704080


Snw85
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  Message To: Pikeman   In reference to Message Id: 364018


 Armadillo lizards

yeah but you also have fire belly armadillo lizards?



04/15/08  10:49am

 #1860014


Murdock
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  Message To: Snw85   In reference to Message Id: 1704080


 Armadillo lizards

Hello:
There seems to be quite a bit of confusion over the name "Armadillo Lizard." Back in the seventies (that’s along time ago when you think about it) I had the opportunity to keep several species of these wonderful lizards. At that time they were known as "Girdle-Tailed" lizards...Except for two of them; the Sungazer (Cordylus giganteus) and they Armadillo Lizard (C. cataphractus). The Armadillo lizard is so named because of it’s peculiar habit of grasping the tail in the mouth and rolling up into a nice spiky ball much like an Armadillo, Pangolin, and Hedgehogs do. No other Cordylids exhibit this behaviour. The Dwarf Sungazer was (C. cordylus) if memory serves me correctly. Another group of Cordylids is the Pseudocordylids like the Flame-Bellied Armadillo Lizards. They occasionally show up on dealers pricelists.
Today there are only two commonly available Girdle-Tails; The Forest Armadillo Lizard (C. tropidosternum tropidosternum) and the Jones Armadillo Lizard (C. t. jonesi). Occasionally some warreni and vittifer show up but not often.
I hope this clears up some of the name confusion. I was lucky enough to work with many species of Cordylids over the years and have bred a few as well. This is a unique group of lizards that I hope finds it’s way over to our shores again.
Have A Great Day!!!



09/15/08  03:29am

 #2106182


Tokay gecko
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  Message To: Pikeman   In reference to Message Id: 350743


 Armadillo lizards

they still are in petrade but look on lllreptile.com they have em fer $19.99 this week shipping is $4.99



12/18/09  08:58pm


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