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 #76564


Pedder46
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 Blue belly lizards

do blue bellys eat crickets
is a 5 gallon big enough for them
wat kind of light do i use
and any other info. would be great



05/22/04  10:35am

 #92199


LeeZardo
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  Message To: Pedder46   In reference to Message Id: 76564


 Blue belly lizards

1-yes
2-no, it should be about 20, though i keep two in a 2 10 gallon
3-UVB, heat, they need 100-110 degrees
4-Its best to use a soft sand
5-DONT get a basking rock
6-They CAN jump
7-They like to dig and hang upside down on the scrren of there cage
8-There real name is Fence Lizards or Swifts, so use the ’Swift’ page from now one



06/27/04  11:59am

 #98380


Lovesreptiles
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  Message To: LeeZardo   In reference to Message Id: 92199


 Blue belly lizards

i caught one



07/11/04  11:11pm

 #99853


MaD mAtT
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  Message To: Lovesreptiles   In reference to Message Id: 98380


 Blue belly lizards

i used to have 8



07/14/04  01:35pm

 #100090


LeeZardo
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  Message To: MaD   In reference to Message Id: 99853


 Blue belly lizards

Have 2, and i had one other



07/14/04  08:31pm

 #117241


Felix
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  Message To: Pedder46   In reference to Message Id: 76564


 Blue belly lizards

blue belly lizards do eat live crickets small size theyeat every other day.

a 5 gallon tank should be ok for 2 lizards

you need a heat rock and a 50 watt basking light



08/09/04  02:05pm

 #120692


TK4ever
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  Message To: Pedder46   In reference to Message Id: 76564


 Blue belly lizards

Western Fence Lizards are about 8-10cm long excluding their tail, and about 15cm long with the tail included. They are brown to black in colour (the brown may be sandy or greenish), but adult males have iridescent blue lateral patches on their flanks, and their entire bodies may be flecked with blue. The blue colour is much less noticeable in females and juveniles

Yes Blue Belly Lizards do eat live crickets, small size (baby crickets) they also eat flys. They eat every other day. A 5 gallon tank is ok, but a 10 gallon gives them room to roam. UVB HEAT, a 60 watt bolb, they need 100-110 degrees. Its best to use a soft sand, or something close 2 it. You dont need too buy a basking rock, a rock from out side will do just fine. They CAN jump, they also like to dig and hang upside down on the scrren of there cage. There real name is Fence Lizards or Swifts

If u need more information visit this web site,
western fence



08/15/04  03:48pm

 #139062


Jazy
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  Message To: Pedder46   In reference to Message Id: 76564


 Blue belly lizards

how do you tell if it is a boy or girl?



09/08/04  09:56pm

 #140009


Bee
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  Message To: Lovesreptiles   In reference to Message Id: 98380


 Blue belly lizards

i just caught a baby



09/10/04  07:51pm

 #1057680


Shorty141992
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  Message To: Pedder46   In reference to Message Id: 76564


 Blue belly lizards

yes blue bellied lizards do eat crickets and a 5 gallon tank is good for a blue bellied lizard and any kind of light is good if it warms up but alsp tanks that heat under is good and put sand in the tank the love to be burried in it and hide and a big peice of bark is great too



11/12/06  03:44pm

 #1058186


Ameivaboy
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  Message To: Shorty141992   In reference to Message Id: 1057680


 Blue belly lizards

sorry but a 5 gallon for any fence lizard is garbage, they need a 10-20 minimum as they are territorial meaning they have territories (which naturally are much greater than any standard size aquarium) if it’s a local species in your area a heat pad is not needed as proper hides/burrows would provide enough insulation for the lizard, basking area of about 100 is a good idea with ambient temps in the low to mid 80’s, and let’s try to keep the forums current and not bring up some old posts and lets keep them on alligator lizards, there’s another forum on here for sceloporous species



11/12/06  09:30pm

 #1226474


Twonlova
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  Message To: Pedder46   In reference to Message Id: 76564


 Blue belly lizards

how to tell if the lizard is a boy or a girl



03/29/07  02:05pm

 #1228847


Lizzy271930
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  Message To: Twonlova   In reference to Message Id: 1226474


 Blue belly lizards

how to tell if the lizard is a boy or a girl

Quote:

if it has yellow under the legs its a boy if it doesn’t its a girl



03/31/07  02:08pm

 #1264870


Zip-zip lizard
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  Message To: Pedder46   In reference to Message Id: 76564


 Blue belly lizards

you need bark a big one and 2 inch sand. A 2 gallon is good for 2 baby lizards.You can use any kind of light OK.



04/30/07  06:15pm

 #1264883


Zip-zip lizard
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  Message To: Lizzy271930   In reference to Message Id: 1228847


 Blue belly lizards

what do baby blue bellys eat



04/30/07  06:20pm

 #1351800


Kyky3
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  Message To: Bee   In reference to Message Id: 140009


 Blue belly lizards

my brother just found one



07/09/07  03:48pm

 #1351804


Kyky3
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  Message To: Bee   In reference to Message Id: 140009


 Blue belly lizards

HI CONNOR!!!!!!!!



07/09/07  03:54pm

 #1351808


Kyky3
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  Message To: Kyky3   In reference to Message Id: 1351804


 Blue belly lizards

(: :) HIHI



07/09/07  03:59pm

 #1435805


Smokehound
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  Message To: Pedder46   In reference to Message Id: 76564


 Blue belly lizards

Swifts require much different housing than other lizards. In this case, height is more important than size is.

Heres a good way you can make a nice huge swift cage.. This is excellent if you wish to house them outdoors, that way you wont need a UV lamp. I used balsa wood for the structure of the cage, using four 3" by 6’ balsa blocks. This wood is very light, and is great for a lightweight cage that is easily moved. You will also need some smaller balsa wood blocks that are 3"x3’ to connect the supports, 8 of them to be exact.

You will also need some wire mesh that you can wrap around the structure when the support is built. It wouldnt be too difficult to build a door for this setup using balsa blocks and wire mesh. Although its not required, a drill is encouraged as it makes this much easier. I used a hammer, myself, because during that time in my life, its all i could find. You will need some large screws for the support, and a staple gun to secure the mesh to the support.

Wire mesh can be purchased from Home depot, or OSH. try to find a very fine mesh thats smooth and not rough. The mesh must not allow the lizards toes to penetrate.

Before purchasing a drill or staple gun, ask neighbors if you can borrow theirs, offering them a little money will make them more likely to comply. If this is an outdoor setup, simply use the mesh for the bottom. If its an indoor setup, use a very fine silk screen over the mesh. This can also be purchased from home depot or osh.

Stay tuned to this as i will upload a simple illustration to show how it works. Its alot more simple than it sounds.




Now for the inside of this cage, a good bottom substrate can be top soil and vermiculite. make sure this has no pesticides in it.

After adding the layer of soil, i added a layer of gravel not much, just enough to add a half-inch layer evenly over the soil.

Now add a layer of dried leaves. I used leaves from my liquid amber tree. Use plenty of them, This is a wonderful way to enrich these lizards, and they will love foraging through the leaf litter for bugs, not to mention it makes a wonderful infinite hiding place. Enrichment is very important for any animal, as it makes them smarter, and they will have more character, and stressed out far less often.

Now for the climbing material. This isnt really too important, as these guys might spend most of their time darting around on the screen. But it couldnt hurt to add something in the middle of the cage for them to climb on. 5-6 stacked cinderblocks are perfect for this. simply stack them so the holes are on top. Cover the hole that faces to the west, so during midday the lizards have shade.. indoors, its not too important.

Giving these guys water is extremely easy. Using a spray bottle, saturate the leaf litter. water will collect in the leaves, and the lizards will be more likely to drink water this way.

fruitflies make an excellent self-sustaining food source. Take an orange or apple, and place it in a shady spot, one that receives lots of shade Once you see fruitflies covering it, take the fruit and put it in a large cup, covering the top with plastic wrap, with tiny holes for air flow. Buy some gut-load gelatin and mix a little sugar into it.

The wire mesh used for the cage should be too small for the flies to escape.

Simply relase all the flies into the cage, and place a cup of the gut load into the cage, like in the corner. Cover it so theres a small opening that the flies can enter, they will be attracted to it.

Of course, you still should feed these guys crickets, Dust the crickets with vitamin and calcium supplements first.

Does this help>? :)

If used indoors, this setup should be placed over tile, not carpet. This is a bad setup to use if you have an argentine ant problem. spray an insecticide barrier that wont come in contact with any part of the cage.

If outdoors, sprinkle diatomaceous earth around the cage. This will create a barrier ticks and mites wont cross. As well as other problem insects. This is available at wal*mart, Osh, and home depot, in the gardening section.



09/08/07  05:13am

 #1750684


Mow91360
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  Message To: Pedder46   In reference to Message Id: 76564


 Blue belly lizards

just found an injured (wounds unknown) from cats batting him around. Still alive shows movement and interest. have him heated to 100 degrees and in a box w freedom and soft warm living environment. Is there anything else I can provide?



05/29/08  11:49pm

 #1977481


Matoran
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  Message To: Twonlova   In reference to Message Id: 1226474


 Blue belly lizards

if the blue bellied lizard has yellow on its legs then it is a boy if it doesn’t it is a girl



03/30/09  07:22pm

 #1979709


Rusty shaklford
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  Message To: Mow91360   In reference to Message Id: 1750684


 Blue belly lizards

I saved a gater liz from my cat and it livrd for about 7 months then its head begin to swell and it was dead within a week or so. he had a few punc. wonds. Bettetr luck to you.



04/03/09  10:12pm

 #1979975


Impower123
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  Message To: LeeZardo   In reference to Message Id: 92199


 Blue belly lizards

me and my friend just found a hurt lizard WE THINK ITs a bluebelly we need some advice!!!! please help all you can!



04/04/09  01:28pm

 #1985435


Dragman
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  Message To: Smokehound   In reference to Message Id: 1435805


 Blue belly lizards

Just wondering how long do they live for.



04/13/09  08:32pm

 #2002792


ESRIDER
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  Message To: Shorty141992   In reference to Message Id: 1057680


 Blue belly lizards

i have mine in a 1 gallon bread box and this mofo loves it ,its all hers and the sun is her natural light,and she loves when i blow some weed smoke in her face.and so do i. peace,im wondering does she get the munchies and how much water does she need?



05/12/09  12:50am

 #2002795


ESRIDER
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  Message To: ESRIDER   In reference to Message Id: 2002792


 Blue belly lizards

and her name is Lizzy



05/12/09  12:52am

 #2029124


TluvsREPS
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  Message To: ESRIDER   In reference to Message Id: 2002795


 Blue belly lizards

DO NOT BUY A HEATING ROCK!!! just sayin....lol anyway heating rocks are very dangerous to your lizard they can cause ur lizard to cook from the inside out i dont even know y they sell those pieces of crap.



06/26/09  01:00am

 #2030429


RedGator
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  Message To: Twonlova   In reference to Message Id: 1226474


 Blue belly lizards

The color is not very important. Yellow under the legs just means that it is a Western Fence lizard (both males and females have yellow under the legs). If the underside of the legs have no yellow, it’s a different species of spiny or fence lizard. I’m assuming you live in the U.S.A. These rules may not apply elsewhere, but this is mentioned in R.C. Stebbin’s field guide.

The best way to determine sex in this kind of lizard is to look underneath at the base of the tail. Males have a pair of large scales there, females - the scales are uniform in size.



06/28/09  03:45pm

 #2098486


REVER
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  Message To: Twonlova   In reference to Message Id: 1226474


 Blue belly lizards

I caght three Swifts and found that they were all girls becaus they didn’t have yellow on thier legs.I’m making them a cage that used to be a beehive I made. Any sugestions?



11/24/09  06:46pm

 #2098543


REVER
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  Message To: Rusty shaklford   In reference to Message Id: 1979709


 Blue belly lizards

I have three blue belly lizards. There are two small ones and a bigger one. Hope you get a new one!



11/24/09  08:57pm
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