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Old 05-02-2012, 08:53 AM
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ok after a really awful 2011 for bad luck I may be paranoid now but I am slightly concerned with couple things i've noticed with Slinky the emerald tree monitor:
1..noticed yawning more than normal in morning
2..rubbing her face more
3..bit dull...gained weight so more than likely going to shed but mmmm not sure

she has no mucus...no bubbling....still eating (although not too big on insects..prefers pinks but will eat hoppers) and active during day but gut instinct is something is just not quite right.

Any input much appreciated.

she has plenty humidity, halogen spot on daytime and UV with ceramic at night and a favourite sleepy spot she hides in.
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Hi, it may just be that I can`t see for looking, but where are all the hides?
Also, you mention a halogen "spot" bulb, is that as opposed to a flood, because the spot can cause burns because the heat`s quite directed?
I think she may be getting ready to shed, what`s the humidity?
And just for the sake of it, will you give the surface temp at the basking site and the coolest ambient (air) temp in the enclosure, and lastly, what have you provided for egg deposition if she becomes gravid?
Sorry for all the questions, but it might help!

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Old 07-02-2012, 08:38 AM
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hey, she's still behaving normally and yes looking like she'll shed soon. Eating well...very lively during day so probbly worrying about nothing...(can't blame me).

Her hides are on right hand side mid way down as only place she uses.

No burning from any halogen i've used over the years and she likes it for short periods then goes off on a ramage lol
Humidity kept up so not problem or the basking and ambient temps...all checked with in place digital thermometers/hygrometers.

Probs me worrying to much because of the losses (not reps) I went through lst year.
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I'd add more hides if I was you. Your cage looks very nice, but it's an iguana cage, not a monitor cage.

They do need lots of hiding options, everywhere. Hollow cork tubes are great for this purpose.

A nestbox around 85F is also a must, if you have a female.

Your monitor may seem healthy but it will benefit from these changes. You'll also enjoy some new behaviours you haven't seen.

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