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#21 wizzasmum

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 02:21 PM

Well done, told you they would be fine. Personally I always father before asking to allow fresh water on board before basking Well done though :)

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 08:01 AM

One is up about and eating again but the other is only up occasionally and keeps digging down Under the soil and not eaten yet..!!

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 09:15 AM

Previous post should have said bathe before basking, duh! Keep getting the sleepy one up each day and bathing in warm water to stimulate appetite, he might have needed longer hibernation but now he's up needs to stay awake.

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 11:15 AM

I keep bathing him in warm water and placing him under the heat lamp. The other one just did a white milky 'wee' after getting out the bath today. I've not seen the other one do anything yet... although obviously I'm not watching them 24/7 so he may have... thank you for keeping getting back to me with advice. It's greatly appreciated!

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 01:34 PM

No problem, it's early days yet. Is it Pumpkin that's returning to the soil continually? If so he was the one who went down quickly and was deeply asleep isn't he? If he's showing no signs of wanting to eat after a week, then you could try a warm bath in reptoboost, but I'd not use this as a matter of course as it can upset the valance of gut flora a little.

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 03:29 PM

Yep that was pumpkin. He definitely wanted to hibernate. I've had success though! I just hand fed him some lettuce and he went nuts for it! Not the most substantial food they eat but I think it's a good start?

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 05:16 PM

Well, it shows that even torts tell fibs, it will be easy now to hold out for him to eat correct diet. Try not to hand feed now as it will quickly become a habit that is hard to break. Keep temps up until he is eating normally and I'm sure all will be fine ;)




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