New baby not eating.

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New baby not eating.

Postby 7plusdragon » Thu May 16, 2019 5:55 pm


We got Coco on Sunday from petsmart (I know.. no local breeders) she ate a cricket the first day, a cricket and a wax worm the second day, yesterday she ate a wax worm today nothing. I got my order of worms today so I’ve offered a hornworm, silkworm, Phoenix and wax. Nothing. We’ve bathed her. Offered greens. She’s pooped everyday except today. Her basking is 96-98 I had it up to 107 but she wouldn’t bask. We have the Exo Terra solar glo all in one 125w. In a 38 gallon tank (for now). She’s 6”
What am I doing wrong?
*Edited to add: she seems alert, watches us move, we hold her everyday, not sure if this is bad? She just snuggles in and sleeps.
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Re: New baby not eating.

Postby kingofnobbys » Thu May 16, 2019 11:51 pm

Can you put her in a tub that has a lid and weigh her ?

What size insects are you offering ?

Chances are she's stressed after going from a tank full of other hatchlings to a tank all by herself.
It can be very overwhelming to them. They can have difficulties keeping track of their feeder insects if they get away from them in a larger tank too.

I suggest getting hold of a 90L or 120L tub like this : ... r_p2583852
W:520 H:440 L:750

Line it with a few layers of absorbant kitchen paper towels , and set it up like this : viewtopic.php?f=34&t=233480

This will be less overwhelming to the new hatching and it can stay in it for several months until it's maybe 12 months old at which time it will be ready to go into a proper viv.
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