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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-18-2005, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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Question Mali or BD?

Hey peoples! My name's Shayna, if anyone here ever goes to POTN I'm LoveGun, although I haven't been online in months. Just wanted to say to ya. Anyhow, here's the question...

I really want to get a lizard, I have been researching lots of different kinds, I think a bearded dragon would be the best. The only problem is tank size. I won't have enough room for one until late next spring, which honestly is fine for me, I can wait if I need to. I don't wanna stick it in a cage too small just for me. But anywahs, I recently heard about these other lizards called mali uromastyx. I looked up on them too, they sound about the same as a BD in most aspects, except they don't get as big and they are vegetarian lizards. I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with either, or both, and could help me with choosing one. I'm fourteen, I have enough time for all my pets (when you live in a big city and don't know bus schedules you don't have a social life) and I have never had a repltile before.

Any help woudl be greatly appreciated, thanks!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-19-2005, 01:25 AM
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Uros usually get about the same size as a bearded dragon, depending on the species. Although malis don't get as big as some other uros, they still require a cage about 40-55 gallons or bigger, just like the beardie. They are pretty much strict herbivores though. Beardies are omnivorous. Uromastyx require a substrate they can burrow in though, and need HOT temperatures. We're talking a basking spot of about 120 degrees F. Both species require UVB lighting of course too. I'd stick with the beardie if you're new to lizards.
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