Sunken eyes, and chaotic eating? Why?

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Sunken eyes, and chaotic eating? Why?

Postby noncorrect » Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:56 am


Hi, this is Merse (hungarian name). He's 3 months old, and is with me since two weeks. Last week I had to go out for a few days, so my sister was taking care of him. I got back this monday, and I immediately noticed, how he had this "lazy eye" thing going on. Searched for it, and the web said that it could be dehydration. But since I'm home, i make sure that he drinks 100 ml per day (50-50 per feedings), and his eyes haven't changed. What am I doing wrong?
He's otherwise energetic, not lethargic and I see healthy poops every day. His eating is a bit chaotic, sometimes he eats 17 crickets in one feeding, and sometimes he only eats 6 in a whole day. Doesn't really likes greens (tried parsley, dandelion, carrot, tomato, apple, lettuce, cucumber, and the only thing he even at least licked, was strawberry).
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Lives in a 100x60x65 cm (390 litres ~103 gallon) tank, with arcadia euro range desert 10.0 UVB light, and arcadia basking solar flood 100W. Temperature is 40 celsius (104 fahrenheit) under the basking lamp, and 30-35 celsius (95 fahrenheit) on the cooler side.
Please help. :(
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Re: Sunken eyes, and chaotic eating? Why?

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:43 am

His eyes look fine to me --- but his cool side is too hot -- it needs to be around 80 or 80's -- nite time not below 65 - lettuce, cucumber I would not feed -- hes getting a lot of water w/ you feeding him 100 ml per day --- I would get some worms for him to lure him to the salad bowl -- get a glass or ceramic bowl one that worms cant get out of and get some BSFL - nutri grubs calci worms or phoenix worms all the same thing - add as many as you want to the salad first thing in the morning do it so he sees you do this - wash your greens before serving and he will get water that way - you can use as many as you want the BSFL are a good staple feeder - you can also get some morio worms and use them as well 1-3 -- if your gut loading your insects he will get hydration from them as well - silk worms are also a good staple feeder -- here is a website for nutrition ignore the kale thing its a good staple feeder
is your UVB inside the tank or on top of screen?
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