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...but can lizards appitites (SP?) be affected by temperature? im sure i read something about owners cooling their lizards but cant remember what it said about affecting their eating? just wondered because of the amount of people saying their gecko's arent eating and if the temp had anything to do with it.....
 

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temp does affect appetite because without certain temperatures they cant digest their food.
 

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Yeh.. for example, a Bearded dragon kept in a basking spot of 80 degrees will have a tiny appetite, because it will take him much longer to digest his food, if he can at all.
 

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ahh i see, i guess it want that much of a supid question then :) thanks!
 

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Owners often cool their reptiles during burmation time ready for breeding in a few months time. If your reptile is too young or not of a good weight then you can end up with a very poorly under weight lizard/snake if you force them into burmation too early by cooling the temps. :)
 

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is it neccessary to do this? can they breed successfully without cooling?
 

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yes as far as I know they can still breed without being cooled. Ive never bred any of my reptiles so im only really going off what ive read on here :D
 

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there's no such thing as a stupid question, only silly mistakes!!

It's always best to ask!

I'm not sure about all reptiles, but I know leopard geckos don't need cooling.

Emma
 

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exactly id rather ask a stupid question than make a silly mistake!

thanks for your replies!
 
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