Stress?

cweg

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I see the term "stress" used alot. What are the symptoms of stress. Do they vary from species to species.
 

MrDeranged

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Stress is pretty much the same from species to species. The only thing that is different is what causes it from species to species. Some symptoms would be:
  • Lack of appetite
  • Sluggishness
  • Sitting hunched up in a corner
  • Excessive hair kicking (New World T's only)
Now as to what causes stress, there are a number of possibilities
  • Too much noise or traffic near the enclosure
  • Lack of a hide
  • Inablility to burrow (can cause serious problems with obligate burrowers)
  • Too many prey items in the enclosure at one time

Hope that helps some,

Scott
 
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