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Ornate Uromastyx

Overall satisfaction

3/5

Acquired: Wild caught / rehabilitation animal

Gender: N/A

Appearance

4/5

Health

3/5

ActivityLevel

3/5

Temperament

3/5

Easy to provide habitat

3/5

Easy to handle

4/5

Visibility

4/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

4/5

Easy to Feed

4/5

Easy to provide environmental needs

4/5

Just like the Mali, only prettier

By

United States

Posted Apr 30, 2014

If you've had a mali uromastyx then you kind of know what to expect here. Even if you've had a bearded dragon, they're not all that much different. They eat more greens than a beardie and need a bit more heat but the bugs are the same. Orante Uros are just the prettier version of a Mali. The only trouble I've ever had with them is getting their whole area hot enough. They like to bask at a high temp but the rest of the cage has to be warm too. Its sometimes like a dance to make sure everything is right and I've found myself adjusting the position of the lights multiple times a day. At this point I have a giant enclosure with two heat spots on either end and then the colder spot is in the middle for them to get out if they want to.

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