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Armadillo Lizards(jones/flame Bellied) and Forest.

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    Armadillo Lizards(jones/flame Bellied) and Forest.

    we have 3 armadillo lizards, 2 jones/flame bellied, and 1 forest.



    we got the first(largest) flame belly/jones, (borris), in june for my gf's birthday from petco. "she" has grown a couple inches, and gained some weight.
    we got the forest, (spunky) from a breeder as a juvenile in july. "he" has doubled in length and gotten quite chubby.
    we got the last flame bellied/jones(ivan) from petco last week.

    borris has a white belly, thus he assumption she is a she, and ivan has the "flame belly", thus the assumption he is male. no clue on spunky lol.

    borris hides most of the day, and is super skittish, spunky is skittish, but comes out to hunt and eat. ivan doesnt sleep in a hide, just curls up wherever he happens to be.

    they ignore crickets, but eat superworms and meal worms. i use water treatment, and calcipowder.

    currently they share a 40b with my saharan uro, but will be moved to a 6'x2' terrarium i am building.

    any other info on these guys would be great, they seem to be very scarce information wise.






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    Re: Armadillo Lizards(jones/flame Bellied) and Forest.

    Hi, I`d just like to ask why you keep the different species together, and why you put the newest in with the others without first quarantining it?
    Although it`s not easy to see clearly, so I may be wrong, but the bottom one looks gravid.
    Can you give details of temps, etc (basking surface and lowest ambient), and what you use to measure them?

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    Re: Armadillo Lizards(jones/flame Bellied) and Forest.

    were short on tank space in our last place, and the guy that sold us the uro said it would get along with other lizards. the guy that we got the forest one from(spunky) had him with several forest and flame bellied since birth.

    and the bottom left(spunky) has always been chunky since we got him.

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    Re: Armadillo Lizards(jones/flame Bellied) and Forest.

    their side runs 88f in the basking area, and 79f in their hides. i use an industrial ir thermometer.

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    Re: Armadillo Lizards(jones/flame Bellied) and Forest.

    Quote Originally Posted by troymclure View Post
    ...the guy that sold us the uro said it would get along with other lizards.
    Hi again, Troy. I'd like to point out that the above is very, very poor advice. These species should not be housed together no matter the circumstances. Uros are herbivores while armadillos are omnivores that feed primarily on insects. If you feed insects the Uro will begin to eat them, which will cause health issues in the long run. Not only that but inter-species contact often creates unnecessary stress. It would be unwise to continue housing them together, regardless of the enclosure size.
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    Re: Armadillo Lizards(jones/flame Bellied) and Forest.

    Quote Originally Posted by troymclure View Post
    their side runs 88f in the basking area, and 79f in their hides. i use an industrial ir thermometer.


    Hi again, what`s the surface temp at the basking site, and what type of heating/lighting are you using?

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    Re: Armadillo Lizards(jones/flame Bellied) and Forest.

    I'll save Troy a bit of time and post a quote from his U. geryi intro thread

    Quote Originally Posted by troymclure View Post
    im using washed and sifted play sand.

    there are many hides,(hot side) the petsmart desert rock/house, a "cave" under it made of flag stones, 1/2 log house.
    (cold side) 3 sandstone pavers for a cave, a broken terracotta strawberry planter making 4 individual hides.

    i have 2 exotera solarglo 125w, hot side is 16" from basking rock, cold side is 20" from basking rock.
    hot side is 118f, cold side is 88f(measured with my industrial ir thermometer)
    humidity fluctuates from 30% to 50%(measured with petco hygrometer.
    current diet is "spring mix", boc choy, and im trying the stuff on the link, including softened mazuri tortoise diet and reptomin softgel, but she is really picky.
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    Re: Armadillo Lizards(jones/flame Bellied) and Forest.

    thanks!! lol

    i do plan on separating them when the new terrarium is completed.

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    Re: Armadillo Lizards(jones/flame Bellied) and Forest.

    got the 3 set up in the 40b.

    after tons more research ive adjusted to a more humid and forested environment.

    the substrate is now sand/coconut husk mix, the "grass" is sprouting bird seed.

    they are often in the water dish now, and are more active overall.


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    Re: Armadillo Lizards(jones/flame Bellied) and Forest.

    ive done tons more research, found out the specific genus and possible sex of them, the true environmental needs(desert forest).

    they are not as sociable as most care sheets point out, this is mostly the true armadillo lizards, not girdled lizards.

    tho they do interact well together, and do have a pecking order.

    since ive fixed their environment they interact with each other now.

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