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Re: Claud's Crew!

Postby vrenee1018 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:46 pm

Oh goodness, that is so scary! I'm so very happy to hear/read that your little girl is doing much better. I cannot begin to fathom what that is like. Thank you for sharing something so personal and luckily it had a good outcome for all of you. I hope she continues to get better and remains a strong little girl!

I'm sure the dragons will totally forget the not eating for 3 days when you give them their junk food. Haha

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Re: Claud's Crew!

Postby claudiusx » Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:58 pm

She really is a strong tough little girl. I have a picture of her with the IV in her arm and little tears in her eyes that just breaks my heart. She went through a lot the past few days. Including basically (not really) starving too (our little girl hasn't gone 3 hours without food for almost her whole life lol) For the MRI, she had to be on an empty stomach so we stopped feeding her that night. It was supposed to get done at 8 am but kept getting pushed and pushed and finally she was able to get it at 1pm and was able to eat by 2. She had a ghramcracker in both hands and wouldn't let go for the world LOL!

vrenee1018 wrote:I'm sure the dragons will totally forget the not eating for 3 days when you give them their junk food. Haha

They've already had meal 1 and scarfed it down. They are gonna be getting meal 2 soon here. There was 1 hornworm small enough for Moro, so Moro got 1 also :)

Also, fun fact. They all had 2 blueberries left in their salad bowls before I had left them. It was left over from the salad the day before. None of them eat the blueberries originally. But when we came back, they had all eaten their 2 blueberries except Mei. She didn't touch them even with 3 days of "starving" lol. Guess she won't be getting anymore for awhile. :D

But besides a few extra poo's in the tank, they are all fine and none the worse for wear :)

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Re: Claud's Crew!

Postby BlueDragon09 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:29 pm

Hahaha!

That's funny! My 4 year old eats blueberries,red/green grapes, apples and bell peppers are a hit and miss. Greens are nothing but the past. I offer but he prefers the occasional food items. The only staple he will eat is winter squash. I give the leftover greens (which is all apparently) on a different plate than the dragon's to the hamster and she happily eats it all.

I had to share that story. Im glad everybody is feeling better now and ate their blueberries.
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Re: Claud's Crew!

Postby claudiusx » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:45 am

Ha, well at least it doesn't go to waste! Mei definitely let her blueberries go to waste.

So time for ham hawk friday. It's a thing.
One thing about Moro I've always noticed, is how thick and meaty/muscular her legs are. She has a rather slender/slim build to her body, but her legs are just bulbous and massive.

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The camera really doesn't do it justice. It might be the angle. But when you see her in real life, it definitely pops out as they seem oddly disproportionate to the rest of her body lol.

Here is one of Moro, followed by one of Suki
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There is a slight size difference when speaking of whole body here, but the difference in leg size is about double!

The odd thing too is, you'd expect with such meaty legs that she'd be a good climber. She's probably the worse climber I've ever had lol. If I put her on her log, she will kind of slide down it until she catches a grip. Same with her rock.. She's definitely unique :)

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Re: Claud's Crew!

Postby vrenee1018 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:53 am

claudiusx wrote:She has a rather slender/slim build to her body, but her legs are just bulbous and massive.


That's exactly how my little Tampi is. It's like they're doing squats or something when we're not watching :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Claud's Crew!

Postby claudiusx » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:05 am

Ha it's funny because she is so lazy, I hardly ever see her moving around.

Also last night she had a pretty large meal. She is really holding a lot of her food in her throat now as opposed to swallowing it.

I remember reading a thread recently where a dragon was treated for an RI and afterwards they noticed that the dragon wasn't holding the food in the throat anymore, but swallowing it right away instead.
Since I noticed her doing this after her bathtime scare a few months ago, I wonder if it's related to a respiratory issue? I just don't know how I would go about fixing this. It doesn't seem to affect her, but I wonder if her slower growth is due to it. I'll have to think about that one..

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Re: Claud's Crew!

Postby claudiusx » Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:36 am

Mei spotlight today!

Suki is starting to pass her up in growth I believe, At least thats what it looks like to the naked eye. But Mei's colors are really starting to come out. And she has got to be one of the spikiest dragons i've ever had.

Look at these side spikes:
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She was really sweet the other night. She's usually the most frantic when being held, but the other night she was perfectly content just sitting in my hand and watching the rest of the house go about their business.

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Re: Claud's Crew!

Postby vrenee1018 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:22 am

Aww she looks so beautiful. So bright! Love love love her colors! I love when they get all snuggley with you and just want to sleep in your hair (well for me at least. Haha) or snuggle against your neck and on your chest without a care in the world.

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Re: Claud's Crew!

Postby ComicBookMama » Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:45 am

claudiusx wrote:Anyways, that's why the dragons didn't eat for 3 days.. :silent:
I try to be as open as I feel appropriate. You never know when someone might need to see something you're going through in order to help themselves out. Or how your trials can help another.


And that's the God's honest truth! I'm so glad your little one is better - never had a seizure scare with my boy, but I've had relatives who have and I can't imagine how terrifying it must be. Fevers are nothing to laugh off, particularly when they spike so high.

At any rate, I'm glad everyone is home and well now, and that the dragons got a good feed. Loving keeping up with Claud's Crew on this thread!
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Re: Claud's Crew!

Postby claudiusx » Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:55 am

vrenee1018 wrote:Aww she looks so beautiful. So bright! Love love love her colors!

Thanks! :)
vrenee1018 wrote:or snuggle against your neck

This hasn't happened yet, but it's making me think of Calcifer my old Uro's tail slapping my neck.. she's so spiky haha!

ComicBookMama wrote:And that's the God's honest truth! I'm so glad your little one is better - never had a seizure scare with my boy, but I've had relatives who have and I can't imagine how terrifying it must be. Fevers are nothing to laugh off, particularly when they spike so high.

Oh yeah it was definitely scary. Luckily the seizures only lasted 5 seconds or so each time, but the horrifying part was afterwards when she was just limp and lifeless in my arms. When she first did it I had no clue what was going on. I picked her up not expecting her to be a ragdoll. It was honestly the most horrible feeling in my life. At the time I thought we lost her.
And then the next day it happened in moms arms so she had to go through that feeling too.
Luckily the seizures stopped at number 2. Even though one night in the hospital her fever spiked to 104.9

Anyways, it's been ominous for us today, we are both home with her. This day last week at 1230 is when it happened. So we were all kind of holding our breath. Not that shes sick anymore, but it was just a tough experience. My wife just mentioned 10 minutes ago "at this time the paramedics were here, huh?"
Yup.. and I was strapped to a gurney in the ambulance with our daughter pressed tight to my chest.

But, that's behind us. They did say it's possible this happens again with new fevers, but now we are better prepared, and she's had all the testing done to make sure that there was nothing else causing the seizures.

Well the crew is in for a treat, as I'm about finished up with the new 4x2x2 double stack that i've been building for most of the year... LOL
Here is the thread if anyone is curious and hasn't seen it:
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The only thing I haven't figured out, is who gets the new digs. Suki and Mei, or Tombo and Moro.

It was originally meant for Suki and Mei, but Tombo is currently in a 48x18x20 that I built him, and Moro is in a 40g breeder.

It makes sense for T and M to move to the bigger tanks, and Suki and Mei to take their tanks, but I haven't decided for sure yet.

Feel free to weigh in with thoughts anyone..:)

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Re: Claud's Crew!

Postby claudiusx » Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:15 pm

Well the voting is in - Since no one voted.. LOL

Tombo and Moro got the tanks.

Here is Moro in hers..
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Tombo is a little stressed with the move. Didn't eat as much tonight as he normally would.
Moro seems to absolutely love it though. She has a few new rocks, and she's nudged her face up against one and has settled in for the night LOL. I don't know how it's comfortable but she likes it.

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Re: Claud's Crew!

Postby DorgEndo » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:28 am

That sounds like a good decision. Take my vote of approval if you like. It has been more time now. How are Moro and Tombo doing?
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Re: Claud's Crew!

Postby ComicBookMama » Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:36 am

The new habs look great! I bet once they get used to them, the dynamic duo will really love them. They look like modern art sculptures in there- so nice and bright!
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Re: Claud's Crew!

Postby claudiusx » Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:54 pm

DorgEndo wrote:That sounds like a good decision. Take my vote of approval if you like. It has been more time now. How are Moro and Tombo doing?


Moro seems good, I'm about to feed them all. That will tell me how Tombo is doing.. LOL

ComicBookMama wrote:The new habs look great! I bet once they get used to them, the dynamic duo will really love them. They look like modern art sculptures in there- so nice and bright!


Thank you! I still have some decorating to do, but I do like my decision to paint the interior white. As opposed to what I did with Tombo's old tank which was just to keep the wood look with a sealer over it.

I will post a good pic of the full tank and stand here and to my DIY thread once I get the room cleaned up. Tanks and clamps and tools and light fixtures are all over the room from getting the new build in lol. It's a mess.

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Re: Claud's Crew!

Postby claudiusx » Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:29 pm

Hmm.. Tombo is just fine.. LOL

Didn't take him long to get over that move.

Tanks are staying a bit hotter than I want. Might need to add more ventilation in, we will see. I'd rather just drop wattage.

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