Ok, so to start things off, I own an Egyptian as well as a Mali uromastyx. I never have any problems with the Mali but the Egyptian on the other hand is VERY stubborn. For example, it doesn't like to eat veggies except for lettuce. I had another thread about it. I followed the advice that was given. So I gave my Egyptian squash & carrots in its last salad with a little bit of water at the bottom of it. IT STILL WONT EAT IT even with it being the only options HELP! . I am not quite sure what the sex is yet..is there any way I can figure it out? Also, my Egyptian tends to use its tail ALOT .. it was caught behind the hide one day and i went to move t and it whipped me with it. My mali has never done that at all. Could it just be irritated because its shedding??? I'm not sure how old it is but its still young its only about the same length of my hand .. i've only had it about a week and a half now. the temps are higher than that of the mali. i bought them both from the same store. The terranium is 30"L X 12"W X 12"H. it has a hide on both the hot and cool side. (2) 150watt bulbs (i only use one at a time). One regular for the day and one red for the night. i keep the day bulb on for at least 12 hours a day. I take the egyptian out to give it some attention .. as a matter of fact I think it enjoys being out more than in. Alot of uro owners as well as the care sheets say that uro's are more activ during the day but mine is more active at night.. i dont know what is wrong with it..