Flame Belly-Sad loss

Flame Belly-Sad loss

Postby Eyelash » Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:18 pm

I have been breeding these lizards for a couple of years now...This female died while giving birth...When i opened her to see what went wrong this is what i found...6 babies !!!I don't know but according to me these ock's only give birth to about 3 babies at a time ?Has anyone seen this happen before ?
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Re: Flame Belly-Sad loss

Postby Serpy » Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:31 pm

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Re: Flame Belly-Sad loss

Postby Serpy » Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:32 pm

Sorry Somethings up with your pics
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Re: Flame Belly-Sad loss

Postby Serpy » Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:35 pm

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Re: Flame Belly-Sad loss

Postby Bushviper » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:37 pm

Damn that is sad. I honestly think you killed her with kindness. The good diet and sedentry life style probably caused her to ovulate many more than normal. When times are good and food is plentiful animals will breed far better because there is "enough to go around".

I hope you can find another female because these lizards are seriously rare in the wild and I dont know of any more coming in to the country.
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Re: Flame Belly-Sad loss

Postby Eyelash » Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:20 pm

Hi,Bushviper...
I still have 2 pairs left and i'm def. going to breed them again this year...
Do you have any advice on feeding ect. ?
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Re: Flame Belly-Sad loss

Postby Rob » Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:24 pm

Are Flame Bellied Lizards Cordylus mossambicus?

Very sad to see this Mr Eyelash, especially so close to giving birth.
Better luck next time I guess.
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Re: Flame Belly-Sad loss

Postby Bushviper » Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:32 pm

Eyelash if you just feed them a variety of mealworm beetles and crickets as well as any other non toxic bugs you can find like termites, flying ants etc they will be fine. Calcium is also critical as well as UV light. These lizards bask outside their burrows during the day.

Their habits are more like a sungazer than the other girdled lizards ie burrows in open grasslands as opposed to rocky outcrops.

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