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Re: ADV/ Brumation

PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:20 pm
by Iloverex
Well the reason I've been so concerned is cuz I've been doing those things, here and there. Like a couple drops of oil and a bath one day. Or a little bit of pumpkin and a bath another day, etc...
But I thought if I give him maybe a coupe drops of olive oil on a worm with some baby food prunes in the AM, then several baths throughout the day, just maybe, he'll actually poop

Re: ADV/ Brumation

PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:29 pm
by Iloverex
Hey bud, got an off topic question.
I know "clicking noises" and mucus in the mouth are signs of URI, none of that is going on. But what I have heard several times, is RJ breathing through his nose. Kind of like when we blow our nose. But not a long one, just like a short "blow" or exhale. Whatever you'd call it. For the life of me I can't figure out how to write the sound of the noise. I'm guessing it's nothing, just normal breathing, but just wanted to be sure. I would be pretty outraged if he ever got a URI as his humidity is never high, and his enclosure is always clean

Re: ADV/ Brumation

PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:33 pm
by Iloverex
Hey, remember I asked about giving a couple drops of oil? Even though I've given him a little a couple times since he's not pooped it's ok right? Just wanted to make sure I don't give him TOO MUCH. I don't really know what would be considered too much.

Re: ADV/ Brumation

PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:07 pm
by AHBD
That's fine, it's a natural oil. Have you given him any more bugs ?

Re: ADV/ Brumation

PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:18 am
by Iloverex
I did, about 8 roaches yesterday. And 5 or 6 a couple days before that. Tried a couple baths yesterday but he really didn't want to be in

Re: ADV/ Brumation

PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:19 am
by Iloverex
Oh did you see my other question about breathing noises?

Re: ADV/ Brumation

PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:49 am
by AHBD
That's probably skin shed in one or both nostrils.

Re: ADV/ Brumation

PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:18 pm
by Iloverex
They seem clear. And it's been quite a while since he shed too. But you think a noise like that isn't something that's associated with URI anyway huh?

Re: ADV/ Brumation

PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:05 am
by Iloverex
I'M WAKING ON A CLOUD!!!!!!!! RJ POOPED RJ POOPED!!!
:) :) :) :)

Re: ADV/ Brumation

PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:24 pm
by Iloverex
AHBD, I forgot to mention, there was some pink color in the urate when RJ pooped, you think it could be cuz it had been a while since he popped?

Re: ADV/ Brumation

PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:45 pm
by AHBD
Hi there, I'm sorry I missed the big news and I rejoice with you ! I didn't get any notifications so I never saw this until I just checked now. How's he doing ? A bit of pink is nothing to worry about BTW.

Re: ADV/ Brumation

PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:50 pm
by CooperDragon
I agree, the pink urate isn't a big deal if it isn't frequent. I just read your post in the memorial section too. No doubt Rex is enjoying unlimited sunshine and yummies with all of the other dragons who have left us. My Coop and Dundee are taking good care of her.

Re: ADV/ Brumation

PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:33 pm
by Iloverex
Thanks Coop :( / :)
He's ok. He was out a fair amount for a few days, thought he was close to done, but now he's been sleeping more again. Weight at 596. Good I think, since he pooped, I'll check again this weekend. I tried like crazy to get him to drink while he was out more. HE IS SOOOOOOO IMPOSSIBLE!!! Sometimes I've added a bit of honey to a water bottle and filled a syringe from there, but he doesn't always necessarily drink it just cuz it's honey water. Also can you give too much honey? I'm sure I don't. I always air on the side of caution, but just curious. Thanks guys, all your support just means the world to me

Re: ADV/ Brumation

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:56 am
by CooperDragon
596 is a good weight and leaves some to spare if needed.

Re: ADV/ Brumation

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:02 am
by AHBD
I agree, he's pretty much maintained his weight since November. That's good to see. :)