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catlegg
07-13-2009, 01:53 AM
I do not know what we have here. He is super sweet. Drank water from my husbands hand.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b234/mommylegg/IMG_7006-1.jpg

catlegg
07-13-2009, 01:55 AM
Here is another picture of Frio. Sorry don't know the technical name of him. Please tell me what you think.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b234/mommylegg/IMG_7003.jpg

catlegg
07-13-2009, 02:00 AM
Because he has long skinny feet, I am assuming he is not a gecko. Let me know what you think please.

danscantle
07-13-2009, 10:16 AM
It's a juvenile of some species of Sceloporus.

catlegg
07-13-2009, 11:20 AM
I will have to google that. What is the common name? I guess we would need to know the species. I need to know what to feed him. Any help there?

He has little ridges, like his scales are sticking out down the sides of his back. He will be a beautiful adult.

danscantle
07-13-2009, 12:25 PM
I will have to google that. What is the common name? I guess we would need to know the species. I need to know what to feed him. Any help there?

He has little ridges, like his scales are sticking out down the sides of his back. He will be a beautiful adult.


You'd have to share where you found him. Pet store? The wild? Where on the planet (there are several dozen Sceloporus species)?

Crickets.

catlegg
07-13-2009, 12:29 PM
I appologize. I had posted that in my hello thread.

We rescued him from a chair in the middle of the Frio River in West Central Texas

wyatt003
07-13-2009, 07:52 PM
It most looks like a Eastern Fence Lizard (Sceloprus undulatus). Although it could be a Texas Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus olivaceus). Both of which live in texas.

catlegg
07-14-2009, 02:13 AM
Thanks everyone. He sure does look like the fence lizard. A species of Spiny Lizard. Can anyone tell me the best way to feed an infant? We have mini meal worms and red banana.

Palor
07-14-2009, 04:56 AM
In my experience, sceleprus prefer active prey, try feeding him small crickets in addition to the mealworms. They also have high UVB and lighting requirements.

A caresheet:
fencelizards - Care Sheets Information about Eastern Fence Lizard Lizards fencelizards ,characteristics and sexing, Description of Diet, Diet-Carnivorous,Supplements, Nutrition and Usage - calcium and vitamins, Lighting and UVB,Tempatures and Humidit (http://repticzone.com/caresheets/1021.html)

My recommendation is, Let it go.