John-C Reptiles

Page 2 - The New Arrival

Welcome Page
Page 2 - The New Arrival
Page 3 - Agamids
Page 4 - Gallotia
Page 5 - Crotaphytus (Collareds)
Page 6 - Petrosaurus Thalassinus
Page 7 - Uromastyx (Spiny tail Agama)

Uromastyx acanthinurus nigriventris
2002 Morrocan Family Soaking

This page is all about caring for that little baby lizard which you took a fancy to. It is very important to house your newly acquired scaly juvenile properly and this includes tank or cage size, proper heating and lighting, cage furnishings such as substrates, rocks, branches, hides as well food/water dishes. Proper food as well as certain  vitamins/supplements are also important.
Most of the cb juveniles that I send out are usually a minimum of two months old. By this time I can determine if they are strong and healthy enough for an overnight shipping trip to their new homes.
Depending on which species someone might decide on, the husbandry may vary a little. For instance a young Uromastyx would be kept on a paper substrate till it is at least 6 months old and a normal/good size for that age. Same goes for a few other species although some are good to go on sand etc within the first week or two but this really depends on the species. The cage furnishing, food etc might vary a little from species to species but not to worry as a basic juvenile care sheet will accompany lil "Spike".
Most young juveniles will drink water throughout the day while under the warm cage lighting so as to remain well hydrated.
A good cage temperature gradient is very important as the little guy will need a nice warm basking site at one end as well as a somewhat cooler side at the other end so it can better regulate optimum body temperature by merely moving from one end of it's tank to the other.
A good UVB light is also necessary in order for them to absorb the ultra violet vit-b rays through the skin. The UVB rays combined with the warm basking sessions helps to increase activity and appetite. Also it aids in good digestion and normal/regular fecal elimination but most importantly, this UVB absorption will keep their little bones strong and healthy.

Laudakia stellio brachydactyla
Clown Agama Moms & Babies

The photo shown above is a pair of my Moroccan

uro breeders and the eleven 3 month old Juveniles

they produced. The father is the orange phase and

the mother is the yel/green phase. The color phase

of the offspring was pretty evenly divided  with the

exception of a couple showing a nice tricolor.


The photo to the left shows two clown agama

moms while each has one of their babies on their

backs. A normal clutch for these girls is between

12-14 eggs often laying two to four clutches per


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