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#21 Foxjo

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:03 AM

thanks Karen if Im not sorted with the vet tomorrow I will contact Jacqui Pattersons and get a second opinion



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:14 AM

I had a similar experience with my neighbours years back Matt. Will try to keep story short lol - they had two spurs in a viv, only a year or so old. I tried to get them to change, but no way, the book said this or that etc. They would come round to see mine and say how nice it was to see them outside, so explained again that theirs should be doing the same - oh no, they couldn't do that with theirs as the pet shops said so etc etc They died aged 5 and 6 and then they said they would like some of my babies. They still intended on doing the same thing and wondered why I refused. I'm sure they could have saved them given some tlc, but they just left it too late.



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 10:04 AM

Yes its very sad Sue and having the cheek to ask you for some of your babes,grrr lol.people like that shouldnt be aloud to keep animals at all!i worked in a place called Bridgewater last month and i pop in a reptile shop to get some live food for my bearded dragon,the shop had only opened up the day before with two young lads must of only been 18-20 years of age and they had must of been 40 babie torts hermanns/horsefields/sulcatas and spur-thigh and i took alook at their care sheets and they were bloody awful!i told them that they are rubbish and told them to take a look at your caresheets on your site if you didnt mind?they had little knoweldge about them but they assured me they would take note of your caresheets and make the changes!

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 10:07 PM

LOL, thanks Matt. It's sad to see them so readily available with such poor care advise.



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 11:16 PM

Yes i know Sue :(

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 03:26 AM

thanks Karen if Im not sorted with the vet tomorrow I will contact Jacqui Pattersons and get a second opinion

Hi I hope every thing goes well today, let us know how you get on. :)



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Posted 17 August 2014 - 04:00 PM

Had a good check over. Yes pyramid shell but limbs and shell hardness ok. Clipped her beak and I feel a little bit better about things. I have ordered a new vivarium should arrive tomorrow. The weather was good today so she got her first outing in her outside run

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 04:54 PM

Please don't use a viv, this is probably half the reason you have problems with her I the first place. She needs a large area to roam at this size, more than any viv can give her and she needs natural sunlight. Was your vet a specialist? Seems a bit odd that he would be going by hardness of shell and limbs and not bloods or x-rays.



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 04:39 AM

Hi Foxjo,

I agree with Sue, with regards to the vivarium they really are not the best housing to use for a number of reasons, I would look at sending it back if possible. ;)  

It's lovely she's had some time outside this is the best you can do for her, even on days when the weathers not as good as we've had, she'll still benefit from it.

Did the vet offer any blood tests or x- rays or just check her over. :)






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