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Pogo update

PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:42 pm
by Mwcrf450r
So I picked up Pogo a little less than two weeks ago. He seemed in very good health and acclimated quickly. I read many sites and have had reptiles in the past, so I figured I had a good grasp on tank setup. Needless to say I was wrong. Although his tank was set up properly, and he had a good hot to cold gradient, my lighting was very sub par(which I would have never guessed as I did not cut corners. I made the mistake of buying uvb cfl's 😞 As his/her energy and appetite depleted I began to worry so I started doing research. Up to this point he was eating every other day and the most crickets he ever at was 10-15, throughout the day, not at once. Well I now have a bunch of lights I wont be using as he now has a 48" t5 reptisun 10.0 sitting across the top of his tank as of last night! Idk if it was just my feeling of doing a good deed, but it seemed within an hour he was happier! Today I got home from work and my wife said she just got done feeding him 20 crickets! After a few hours to digest I took him out and as soon as I got close to his tank I noticed he was soooooo much more energetic! He immediately stood up(which he never did. If fact prior to this light my wife had stated that "hes just a lump on a log who wont even get up to eat" in a bit of disappointment) and immediately started looking around zipping his head from left to right to see what's going on. He just spent half an hour or so out with me and spent the entire time running around exploring and trying to catch my cat who was sleeping on the table.. man hes a quick little bugger. I think it's safe to say this sight has made a drastic difference in Pogos health and well being! Thanks for such an amazing resource!!!

Re: Pogo update

PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:14 pm
by claudiusx
That is great news I'm glad the lighting upgrade seems to have made a difference.
They sure can worry us sometimes huh? :)

Thanks for coming back and updating us on Pogo. Would love to see some pics of him :)

-Brandon

Re: Pogo update

PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:50 am
by Mwcrf450r
claudiusx wrote:That is great news I'm glad the lighting upgrade seems to have made a difference.
They sure can worry us sometimes huh? :)

Thanks for coming back and updating us on Pogo. Would love to see some pics of him :)

-Brandon

Well hes been eating very well and is starting to get a bit of a belly! 😲😏 here's a "I'm trying to nap stop taking pics of my gut" pic 🀣[Click image to enlarge]

Re: Pogo update

PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:48 am
by Mwcrf450r
Got some tile in Pogos tank! Made him a nice salad with some wiggly wax worms to coax him to eat out of a bowl! Up till now he would only eat from feeding tongs[Click image to enlarge]

Re: Pogo update

PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:54 am
by Mwcrf450r
Salad pictures! ☺️[Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Pogo update

PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:12 am
by JumpinJellyfish
A v. good boi (super cute salad pics!)

Re: Pogo update

PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:33 pm
by AHBD
That's good to hear about Pogo's amazing new energy. Looks like he's even showing out now, eating up that salad. :) What type of uvb light did you have before the t5 ?

Re: Pogo update

PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:13 pm
by Mwcrf450r
AHBD wrote:That's good to hear about Pogo's amazing new energy. Looks like he's even showing out now, eating up that salad. :) What type of uvb light did you have before the t5 ?

Hes even happier now too as I just finished up his new tank! I'm about to go update my build post in diy! But I originally bought a couple exo terra reptile desert uvb CFL. Hes eating soooo well now and is getting such a belly lol hes our goofy little silver dollar lol