>> I am going on vacation for three weeks and am wondering if it would
>> be better to give up my curlytail(Back to Petco) as I can not find
>> anyone to care for him. I am concerned about a water supply that
>> would not dry up and
>> wondering if there was a way to setup something that would allow a
>> sure supply. I am also concerned about food but I was sure three
>> weeks would not
>> be as bad a problem with food as it would be with water. Anyone have
>> any ideas?
> Put 500 mealworms in a dish they cannot climb out of with a whole
> bunch of bran flakes and cereal... petco sells mealworm feeding
> dishes for this purpose that would work great...
I failed to mention this lizard is only about five inches and would take
quite a while to consume 500 mealworms. I will probably try 50 or maybe 100
max. I wonder how long these worms take to morph into beatles. I think I
have a tupperware bowl I can use instead of a commercial product as I may
only need this once a year or so. I am assuming the pet will be smart enough
to enter to search for his food. He never seems to be very creative looking
around and misses many that are not moving right under his nose :)
> Use a small cat waterer that holds a pint or more of water (my petco
> has these for sale for reptiles now too!)
> http://tinyurl.com/72d86 or http://tinyurl.com/6ks77\
Now I know I will just have to visit a Petco to look around for a waterer
like one that will fit inside his 20Gal tank. Thanks again for the links
> Check with your neighborhood kids, lots of times kids and their
> parents are MORE than happy to do this... you can even take the cage
> to their house and drop it off for 3 weeks of care...
I am afraid I would never trust anyone else to watch this guy. The tank is
way to much to transport I'm afraid. I guess I will go with plan A
> Check with your local herp society (where are you?) for someone
> willing to herp-sit...
> Check with the petco if any of their employees would be interested in
> herp sitting for a small fee...
> Hope that helps! It is always a major project for me to plan a
> vacation that includes herp care...
> fr0glet (PS sorry all those links go to petcos site, lots of other
> herp supplies dealers sell that stuff, but it was convenient for me
> to look them up there).
Thanks again for the help. I would most likely have given this guy to Petco
otherwise not really being a thrilling creaure to care for ;) Hides most of
the time and really only moves when scared. Never climbs his tree or rocks
to sunbath. Sort of a boring little fellow I'm afraid ;)