As the evenings get colder (the high 60s) the girls have begun to shift where they spend time in the habitat. Last night, Maia and Guida went up to the back of the fifth yard while Rana went into the hidden pasture, somewhere she has only gone with the two of them. Both areas are a bit warmer than the South side of the property.
Also, you may see some white or silver spots, smudges and stripes on the girls in photos of late. We give them mineral salts, and most of the time they ignore them. This week everyone has decided they’re fantastic, both to eat and to spray and rub on themselves. The salts are regarded as an ‘if they need it, they’ll eat it’ kind of thing and apparently, something in the change of seasons has triggered the need.
photo: Rana Bug
May 22, 2019