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Postby DragonPete » Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:38 pm

vrenee1018 wrote:Kiki looks so gorgeous! I'm sorry to hear about the troubles with Moro, but I'm sure she's gonna pull through whatever it is she's going through. She's got the best dad EVER to watch her. Haha Overall the crew looks to be doing good and that makes me happy :D

I'm so glad your little girl has taken such an interest in the beardies. It makes me excited when little kids, especially girls, are into reptiles. Like we can be into "boy" things too! Love love love it! I just had a co-workers little 5 year old daughter ask where my iguana is (talking about my beardie, Tampico), because she remembers one time she came in and I had her at work. Kids are adorable. Lol

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Fact that a 5 yo even knows the word iguana just shows how smart kids are these days! 😲
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Postby Claudiusx » Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:11 pm

Thanks Vanessa! Moro seems to be getting more and more active and alert, so she's making me feel better. I have some updates on her but I'll save them for later in the post :)
My daughter used to love all the dragons, and loved watching me get out the supers. She even used to say COOOOWWWLLL when i'd open the dubia colony up. But now, she beelines it to kiki, pokes her head over (Kiki is in an open top tank still) and says "HEWWOO!" She loves to watch Kiki eat too. She pays no mind to the other dragons anymore lol.

Dee, I might be partial, but I really think my little girl is a genius. She just seems to be developing so quick and so ahead of schedule! She makes her daddy proud.

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So, every morning I go and I give everyone a salad. Moro typically hasn't been touching her salad as of late, so every morning I've tried hand feeding her some. Doesn't take much time, because she tells me no almost instantly. Yes, she knows how to communicate "no". I bring the salad near her mouth, just like I do with everyone else. What Moro has been doing lately, is closing the eye facing the salad, and turning her head away. And keeping her eyes closed until I remove the salad from her face. Pretty clear NO lol. Today she didn't say no, she looked eagerly at it and took a bite. She had trouble "latching" her tongue to it, but eventually got it out of my grasp. Leaf number 2.. she gets it, and starts actually chewing it which was nice to see. But, she's not swallowing it. She's not even starting it down her throat. She worked on it for probably 15 seconds before finally putting it down. 15 seconds doesn't sound like a long time, but time how long it takes your dragons to swallow once something is in their mouths. I'd be not even 1.5 seconds lol. Anyways, it was worrying seeing her struggle just to handle a relatively small and easy food item such as a ripped piece of collard green. I'm contemplating taking her into the vet just to get some imaging done to see if there is a reason for all this. And of course when I start thinking of getting imaging done, I think the worst. Such as a tumor pressing against her throat, or her spine growing wrong and putting pressure against something. All of me wants to just think it's just her own little quark, and she does it as a mental issue not a physical issue. But one can't help but worry.

In lighter news, I've been BSFL-less for a couple months now. Kiki has never had BSFL to my knowledge. But, I got my order in from smyton today. Much to my excitement, Kiki loves them. And, she ate them one at a time and even chewed them! So double kudos to her!
Surprisingly, Mei ate the dozen or so I gave her. She didn't really care for them last time i had them.
Suki ate up quite a bit of them.
Moro looked intrigued by them, but she just wouldn't make the move. Finally she ate one of them, and I thought for sure she would eat more after that. But she just continued to look intently at them. Was really hoping she'd eat them so I can stop giving her hard bodied insects. I left a bunch in her bowl and I counted them. Hoping she will eat some. I will check in a bit.
And Tombo, I won't insult him by even offering him those. He didn't like them as a baby, didn't like them as a big boy, and now that he's a goliath and one would probably fit in his nostril, I'm sure he won't like them either. He got some big fat supers instead lol.

Sorry for the wall of China text post lol.

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Postby DragonPete » Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:26 pm

Love the update, both on the dragons and baby girl. 🤗
Moro concerns me. Hope she'll be ok. I think I'd be giving serious thought to having her checked. You have a good vet? Keep us posted if you do take her, I'll be thinking of you both.
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Postby DorgEndo » Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:19 am

Thanks for the detailed update.

Any decision when it comes to testing is always difficult. Yet if you don't take a step you will stay in the unknown. There is a strange mental thought process that seems like the default in prople that goes on where people are in the present that they don't know if things are going to get better or get worse. Avoiding anything that might bring them to getting worse prognosis. In my (somewhat biased) opinion the sooner you can reach a point with more knowledge whether the prognosis is for worse or better, either way that information let's you make informed decisions on how to proceed next.
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Postby Claudiusx » Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:33 am

Thanks for the wisdom Dorg.
I definitely will keep you all posted Dee.

I unfortunately do not have a vet. It shouldn't be any trouble finding one in my area though. I'd assume some good ones should be near me seeing as I live nearby Zoomeds HQ. I will look. I'm not 100% sure if I will take her in. It's not over fears of finding out something bad though.
Anyways, this has only been day 4 or 5 of her really seeming to get back active. And.. I have a good update...
Moro is currently basking!
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Not in her hottest spot, but still, she had to physically climb up that rock to lay there. This is huge! I haven't seen her bask on her own accord for MONTHS! That spot is probably only around 90, but still... it's the fact that she made an effort.
That's all I've been hoping for, effort, energy, trying. And this week has been full of it :)
She didn't eat any of her BSFL, but I'm going to try with some salad in a bit. I know she will eat supers.. :roll:

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Postby DragonPete » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:43 am

claudiusx wrote:Thanks for the wisdom Dorg.
I definitely will keep you all posted Dee.

I unfortunately do not have a vet. It shouldn't be any trouble finding one in my area though. I'd assume some good ones should be near me seeing as I live nearby Zoomeds HQ. I will look. I'm not 100% sure if I will take her in. It's not over fears of finding out something bad though.
Anyways, this has only been day 4 or 5 of her really seeming to get back active. And.. I have a good update...
Moro is currently basking!
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Not in her hottest spot, but still, she had to physically climb up that rock to lay there. This is huge! I haven't seen her bask on her own accord for MONTHS! That spot is probably only around 90, but still... it's the fact that she made an effort.
That's all I've been hoping for, effort, energy, trying. And this week has been full of it :)
She didn't eat any of her BSFL, but I'm going to try with some salad in a bit. I know she will eat supers.. :roll:

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Glad to hear she's basking! That's always a good sign. She looks lovely!🤗
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Postby vrenee1018 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:58 pm

Hoping Moro pulls through whatever is going on with her. It is concerning that she couldn't eat much of her little salad piece. Although I will say that it did make me smile when you explained how she says no to you. Tamp does the same thing and I'm like, Soooorrrry you're highness. Haha But sending out good vibes for little Moro! I hope she continues upward and basking on her own again.

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Postby Claudiusx » Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:11 pm

Yeah I was really excited to see that Dee, can you tell? ha.

Ha, I'm glad I'm not the only one that gets given the "royal treatment" when I offer her salad. They know how to communicate things for sure :p

I was a bit bummed because last night I saw Moro back in her "brumation cave" but I wasn't gonna bother her. Today though, I was very happy to see that she was back out in the middle of her tank. Not basking, but still more so on the hot side than the cool side just lying on the sand. I really do think the sand is helping her feel more comfortable. She used to never do this really before. I do think she wasn't found of the tile for whatever reason.

But then, more good news. After looking at her, I looked over to her cool side, and noticed that her plate was empty! She had ate the 20 BSFL I had left in there the other day! I was literally so excited that I shouted at her "good girl Moro!!".
This is truly because I have been programed by my parenting skills to say good girl to my daughter every time she does something we want to encourage. I laughed at myself that I instinctively shouted it at Moro... :lol:

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Postby DragonPete » Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:26 pm

claudiusx wrote:Yeah I was really excited to see that Dee, can you tell? ha.

Ha, I'm glad I'm not the only one that gets given the "royal treatment" when I offer her salad. They know how to communicate things for sure :p

I was a bit bummed because last night I saw Moro back in her "brumation cave" but I wasn't gonna bother her. Today though, I was very happy to see that she was back out in the middle of her tank. Not basking, but still more so on the hot side than the cool side just lying on the sand. I really do think the sand is helping her feel more comfortable. She used to never do this really before. I do think she wasn't found of the tile for whatever reason.

But then, more good news. After looking at her, I looked over to her cool side, and noticed that her plate was empty! She had ate the 20 BSFL I had left in there the other day! I was literally so excited that I shouted at her "good girl Moro!!".
This is truly because I have been programed by my parenting skills to say good girl to my daughter every time she does something we want to encourage. I laughed at myself that I instinctively shouted it at Moro... :lol:

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Positive reinforcement! Goes a long way whether kids or animals. Glad she ate and it does seem like she's had a lot of improvement since you let her have sand. Maybe it just seems more natural to her. Being that they are all different, maybe some don't do as well on an unnatural surface. Who knows? Just good to see her feeling better.
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Postby Claudiusx » Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:52 pm

Thanks Dee! I got a picture for you especially... :D
Tombo poo'd again today.
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Normal sized and nice white urate :D
Tbh, I really did slack on giving him extra water like I said I would. He just ate his salads like normal. When the urate and poo stays in their bodies for that long, a lot of times it discolors despite hydration levels.

Anyways, now you dont need to worry about Tombo, just Moro LOL. But on that note, another great day with Moro today.

This morning she was on the hot side next to her basking site.
When I got home she had once again finished the BSFL that i left in there yesterday afternoon.
So, here is a big improvement for her.... I went in to give her some more BSFL in her plate, when she saw me dumping them she literally bolted from the hot side all the way over to the plate. It almost scared me, it definitely caught me off guard. She has never been so quick. I was hoping that was her roaring appetite kicking in, but she stopped at the plate and paid no attention to the BSFL.
I left her alone for a bit to see if she would eat... nope. She will hopefully eat them during the day tomorrow like she has been.

But then I started wondering why she would run at me like that. And I figured maybe she wanted to jump onto my hand to get out? Lol. So I took her out and let her explore around the couch.
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And here is her famous black tail. She gets it every time shes alert and exploring
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I let her hang out on the couch with my wife as I started getting dinner ready. I came back to check on her....
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My heart melted. Laid right up against my wife's leg and just fell asleep. My wife has always been ok with my dragons, but I think today was the first day she realized there can be a deep relationship or emotional connection with these "lizards"
Shes not there yet, but shes coming around. And Moro has always been her favorite. Moro knows what shes doing :)

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Postby DragonPete » Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:04 pm

Awww hon. So glad to hear how well Moro is doing! That she was energized enough to want to come out and explore is wonderful. Keeping fingers crossed she eats her nums tomorrow.🤞
Tombo and a normal poo? 😆 surprising! Lol!
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Postby DorgEndo » Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:33 am

Way to go Moro! Scaring the main guy of the house, walking around taking over the house, then winning the lady of the house over. Sounds like Moro is in charge now
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Postby DragonPete » Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:33 pm

Hey Brandon! 👋 How's the crew? Moro still improving? Tombo not dropping dinosaur turds anymore? 😂 How's 'things'?
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Postby Claudiusx » Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:57 am

Dorg I didnt even think of it that way. I suppose you are right huh lol!

Sorry dee, I meant to update a few days ago but my daughter had another seizure and has been sick the past few days. Me and the wife are starting to come down with a real bad sore throat too. We are hoping it's what she had and that we aren't gonna be giving her a new sickness.

Moro was back basking a few days ago and still eating good. Then the other day she spent the whole day in her hide again. And then yesterday I saw her out basking again but she hadn't ate the BSFL I had left her. She still hasn't poo'd so I'm gonna start daily baths and hope that she will soon. Hopefully that makes her feel better. It's coming up on 3 weeks or so since she last poo'd.

Here's a picture of her from the other day.
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Kiki had just finished shedding the thick part of her tail, now her whole body is starting. I'll have to get a picture of it tonight when I get home.

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Postby DragonPete » Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:23 am

Oh my. Sorry to hear everybody has been or getting sick. Always tough with a little one.😞
Moro is so pretty, just love her creamy soft coloring. Her tail cracks me up when she's exploring! That's amazing! Its so obvious because she's so light.
Hope y'all come thru your cold or whatever in short form.🤞
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