Geyri is really enjoying her new house. She was afraid for a while after I moved her to the new house, and mostly hid for a couple weeks. Then she decided it was time to go out and explore this new place, starting out carefully, checking out places a little further away from her big cave as she went. I needed to move her because in her old glass house, it was impossible to control her temps during 2 of the 4 seasons here. In the process, she got 1’ more of length and 6” more width.
They are prey animals in the desert, and never lose the instinct to be afraid. Now she is all over the place! A happy Uro uses every part of her little desert, and now she is a happy one.
She has her old big mountain cave that she sleeps in at night, safe down under the front ledge, at an ambient air temp of about 100 degrees during the day and 70 at night. That cave is her favorite place, and was her first home when she arrived here. It also serves as her favorite basking spot, at about 125 surface degrees on top and lower down the sides, and she can choose where to lay on it to be at the temperature she wants.
She has her cork log to run thru, you go in here and come out there.
Beyond that is an oasis. There are some oases scattered thru the desert her parents came from, and her oasis is in the cool end of her house, at about 85 degrees. There is a nice small cave for her to go into in the oasis. Air plants are in the oasis, to show her there is a cooler place where some plants will grow. I take them out and soak them once a week and they do pretty well in the cool end of Geyri’s desert. I have a happy and healthy little Uromastyx with a big personality, and she makes me smile and laugh.
I’ve been a lazy blogger for a while, but garden blogs will be coming. I hope all my readers are well and safe.