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    We recently got a new Uro along with a 6 foot tank. It was one that was abandoned in a rental house. The tenants just up and left. We got it through the landlord. We are going to put our pair in the new tank to give them some more room and put the new uro in the pairs old tank.

    Here is what the new setup looks like




    The platform to the right is what we install to put their food dish on so it doesn't get sand in it.


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    Nice Garrett!! Definatly a sweet score! Is the new Uro a male?


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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanGSP View Post
    Nice Garrett!! Definatly a sweet score! Is the new Uro a male?

    I looks like its a male. Its a yellow Nigerian.
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    Looks good. They will no doubt love the new space.
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    My first thought was "HOLY CRAP, your leaf-tails are soooo DEAD".

    Someone should get some sucker-tailed geckos, to confuse matters more
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    O good god I think if any or my leaf tails got within five feet of that tank they would drop from heat and lack of humidity.
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    lol, I was thinking the very opposite. Nice tank otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuicideAnomaly View Post
    Walking Dead! Love the background.

    I have been a fan of the comic for a long time. Those are cut out from an old calender.
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    i would recommend using bird seed as a substrate, i know it does not look as appealing, but much safer for your uro! but your decision entirely as im sure many use sand with no ill affect. but im sure your uros will love that tank, and the comic background is wicked!!

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    I know some folks like to use bird seed but I disagree with the statement that it's "much safer". Substrates are certainly debatable with these critters but I fail to see how munching from the toilet is a good thing in any way (and they will with a millet substrate).

    Just my opinion and yes I know Doug Dix loves the stuff, but many other breeders of Uromastyx don't.

    Here's a caresheet written by Lindsay Pike who owns the Urotopia site who personally recommends sand
    http://www.reptilechannel.com/care-s...yx-lizard.aspx

    My own thoughts are I prefer to use a diggable soil substrate with lots of rocky areas, but that can be difficult to provide in many cases. In this one I'd put more flat rock/slate/tile areas in there to limit the open sand areas and offer a slightly moistened hide box. A good space for that imo would be in the corner under where that ledge currently is. You could rig it so the ledge is on top of the box and have a small piece of tube as access to the box that works as a small tunnel.

    Anyways just my thoughts. Like I said before it looks good and I'm sure they'll be happy in there no matter what.
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