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Re: Giant Sungazer

Topicstarter must rename this thread to "A little more about girdled lizards..." ))))) :oops: sorry to have taken over topic.. . lol.. found this website.. its great has pictures and excellent info.. sorry it is in french, but still interesting.. http://cordyles.canalblog.com/archives/fic...
by nadege
Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:40 am
 
Forum: Indigenous lizards
Topic: Giant Sungazer
Replies: 89
Views: 14480

Re: Giant Sungazer

I have the same lizards (2 pairs). When I asked the breeder about what substrate is better, he told me than sand is not a good choice, cause lizard can to swallow it and might to die. same as they say fro beardies. but i know lots people who do keep on sand, but now they make a sand that is calcium...
by nadege
Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:08 am
 
Forum: Indigenous lizards
Topic: Giant Sungazer
Replies: 89
Views: 14480

Re: Giant Sungazer

Aluston wrote:He looks like Tropidosternum, but I can't to scale him with any objects to distinguish size.


got another picture of him ..you can distinguish size from that a bit better
Image
by nadege
Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:06 am
 
Forum: Indigenous lizards
Topic: Giant Sungazer
Replies: 89
Views: 14480

Re: Giant Sungazer

ok so there is a difference.. i found this link.. seems to have good information on different girdled lizards.. http://www.tallbo.com/ so, if he or she is a Tropidosternum what would you say is the correct habitat to keep them in? from what i read, supstrate, deep sand to burrow in, hot point 25 to ...
by nadege
Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:50 am
 
Forum: Indigenous lizards
Topic: Giant Sungazer
Replies: 89
Views: 14480

Re: Giant Sungazer

gino wrote:Damn that is a lot :shock: What is the white substrate that is used bu the tortoises ?


looks like wood chips to me.. could just be for the expo they put them on that
by nadege
Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:39 am
 
Forum: Indigenous lizards
Topic: Giant Sungazer
Replies: 89
Views: 14480

Re: Giant Sungazer

My English is not well, so I didn't understand the last question. Re-phrase, please. sorry.. i understand there are different "species" of girdled lizards. the one i sent photo of, a few of you say is "Tropidosternum" but aluston says its a " Cataphractus" ? what is th...
by nadege
Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:34 am
 
Forum: Indigenous lizards
Topic: Giant Sungazer
Replies: 89
Views: 14480

Re: Giant Sungazer

lol.. yes ok but not same species then as latin name not the same?
by nadege
Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:23 am
 
Forum: Indigenous lizards
Topic: Giant Sungazer
Replies: 89
Views: 14480

Re: Giant Sungazer

its a Cordylus tropidosenternum ok, im confused again, the above thread says Cordylus cataphractus,with a link to pet shop.. but you say its Cordylus tropidosenternum, now when i do a google search on both latin name, i come up with same looking lizard.? yet the latin name different.. help :cry: pl...
by nadege
Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:59 am
 
Forum: Indigenous lizards
Topic: Giant Sungazer
Replies: 89
Views: 14480

Re: Giant Sungazer

There is http://www.lafermetropicale.com/boutique/indexboutik_new_uk.php?rub=ref&id=1198663051 Cordylus Cataphractus And as said Buck Rogers, the name Dwarf Sungazer is wrong. He called Armadillo Girdled Lizard . are you trying to ell me that the picture i sent you advertised as "dawrf sun...
by nadege
Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:41 am
 
Forum: Indigenous lizards
Topic: Giant Sungazer
Replies: 89
Views: 14480

Re: Giant Sungazer

LOL .. youd have to cook those they not prepared.. :lol: iv jsut been offered a (what he calls) dwarf sungazer.. now i read above you saying no such thing, im real confused, why cant they just give these lizards one name not can be called girdled or whatever.. heres a picture if anyone can ID this p...
by nadege
Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:11 pm
 
Forum: Indigenous lizards
Topic: Giant Sungazer
Replies: 89
Views: 14480

Re: Giant Sungazer

hi, im a newbie here.. iv just read you topic with great attention as i used to live in Durban and had a few reptiles.. i remember having a lizard (this was 15 years ago so memory bad) and im sure its as a sungazer .. it actually was a friends and i was looking after it while he was away on holiday....
by nadege
Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:44 pm
 
Forum: Indigenous lizards
Topic: Giant Sungazer
Replies: 89
Views: 14480

hELLO

Hi all. i dont know why i didnt think of joining a SA forum long ago ...LOL :smt006 I was bought up in CT , got married and moved to durban in 1991 where my love for reptiles grew.. i had a few snakes, indigenous and some exotics. started lizrad shortly afterwords. .. my favorite was spotted house s...
by nadege
Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:57 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hELLO
Replies: 3
Views: 438

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