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 #2314775


Blitzshadow72
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 My uromastyx died today and I would like to know what I did wrong :(

I purchased a young red uromastyx from a pet store. He sadly died today from unknown causes. He had a uvb light bulb and a heat pad underneath his hide on one side and the other side was cool. He was provided with fresh salad twice a day with different veggies like grated carrots, lettuce, green bell peppers and green beans and sometime I gave him small slices of apples. He was always provided with fresh water. He had things to climb on and play. The first 2 weeks he was very active and made us laugh a lot. He was very good while being handled. The last week he was more lazy and today I got home from school to find him dead. His substrate was sand and I believe that that is bad for lizards but I always made sure that there was no sand in his food or water. I didn’t stop crying tonight and I would really love to know what might of killed my little lizard or if you think he was sick upon purchase. Thank you :(



08/31/15  09:29pm

 #2314776


Kriminaal
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  Message To: Blitzshadow72   In reference to Message Id: 2314775


 My uromastyx died today and I would like to know what I did wrong :(

Do you know if it was captive bred or a wild caught import?



09/01/15  09:26am

 #2314784


Blitzshadow72
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  Message To: Kriminaal   In reference to Message Id: 2314776


 My uromastyx died today and I would like to know what I did wrong :(

I think it might have been wild caught.



09/01/15  10:54pm

 #2314994


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  Message To: Blitzshadow72   In reference to Message Id: 2314784


 My uromastyx died today and I would like to know what I did wrong :(

Very sorry for your loss ... please do understand it could have been many things like parasites... or improper food ...or impaction from lack of proper temps and incomplete digestion

If you study more and prepare I hope you find another to raise.



09/24/15  11:15am

 #2315232


Lego Movie Dude
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  Message To: Blitzshadow72   In reference to Message Id: 2314775


 My uromastyx died today and I would like to know what I did wrong :(

it doesn’t sound like you did anything wrong. Did he seem sick or anything? Did you order it online? That could be the cause. Sorry for your loss.



10/15/15  08:33pm

 #2315965


Uromastyxman
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  Message To: Lego Movie Dude   In reference to Message Id: 2315232


 My uromastyx died today and I would like to know what I did wrong :(

I am sorry for your loss.

You probably should not have left a water bowl there the whole time. Uromastyx get all the liquids they need from there veggies. Leaving a water bowl there raises the humidity levels dangerously high.



12/02/15  08:34am


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