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My Jeweled Lacertas

AB^

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Timon lepidus

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lizardboy101

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I LOVE these animals. I almost got a pair instead of my female red. Theyr probably one of the most beautiful reptiles I've ever encountered before. One question...how is their temperment. The chik that i was gonna buy them from said that they could become very tame and just hang out quit often. So, wuts ur personal overall opinion of them?
 

Repton

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They are very cool looking, how much did they cost? Are they easy to keep?
 

Der-Boa-Lieber

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I love those things and you have some nice looking ones! I would like to know how calm they are by nature. Handable or not?
 

VARNYARD

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They are awesome Kevin!! Keep me in mind when you start breeding. :)
 

AB^

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Repton said:
They are very cool looking, how much did they cost? Are they easy to keep?


They havent given me any problems besides the initial ones when i first received them. Their cost is also tied into those problems.
I origionally bought 1.1 for $200 shipped from a well known lacerta (and tegu) breeder. the animals arrived, I gave them a quick visual inspection and released them into their enclosure so they could hide and releive some stress after being shipped.
The next day I noticed the male was not right. He was not nearly as alert as the female and was quite lethargic.
I contacted the seller and was eventually told that if it died we would work something out. A day later (3 days after they arrived) the male went into a seizure and died. I contacted the seller who was not willing to except fault or to take responsibility and his best offer was to send him $60 more dollars for another male.
I told him I didnt think that was a fair offer and I disputed it. He basically told me take it or leave it, and with no other yearling jewled lacertas around I went and sent him the 60 bucks.

In the time between the male dying and sending the money ($60)
the female had begun to decline as well. it was getting bad pretty fast. So I went down and picked up soem baytril from a freind and gave her several injections over the course of a week and she began to pep back up and started eating (she had not eaten at all since arrival)


anywho there's a bit more to the story than that but that's the basics of it 260 for a yearling pair,plus emtional distress, a favor being pulled (baytril) and some headache--- was it worth it?
Not at the time, but I certainley do enjoy my lacertas now
 

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the female doesnt tolerate my prescence at all, she darts into a burrow as soon as I get too close, the male wont dart away until i get with in a couple inches of him, he will take food from tongs though.
I dont really handle any of my reptiles in any "taming" efforts
 

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