How To Care For Your Pet Reptile In The Wild Or In Your Home
Femoral pores are openings of follicular glands on the underside of the lizard. They are useful in identifying species and determining the sex of the reptile. Pores can also be used to mark territory or to determine age. They can also create an individual identity in some species when a chemical analysis is performed. When the pores are swelling or red, active femoral pores naturally fall out while walking or rubbing on tree branches. In the wild, these secretions may stay in the pores, causing an impaction. The more natural an environment is, the better off your reptile will be. Humidity and temperatures should be provided for the soak, and rocks or tree branches and logs should be in the enclosure. Make sure your enclosure and water are clean to reduce impaction. . . .