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Old 10-05-03, 10:35 AM   #5 (permalink)
beth wallbank
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Join Date: Mar-2002
Location: in the mountains
Age: 46
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I dont know if it is the altitude changes and climates, but with my lizards and other reptiles being transported throughout the mountains for shows, for ex. to TARAS at 1200' above sea level, to the BC coast where I live at 300" above sea level, the animals all seem to show lethargy and lack of appetite upon completion of the trek. It takes a good 3-5 days after being back in their enclosures to resume regular eating and sleeping regimes. For that 3-5 days, it almost seems as if they are in a deep sleep. Maybe its just me being a worried Mom, but these are my observations. Makes a person wonder what affect airline transportation of reptiles at high elevations do to their inner clocks.
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