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hydrstion

Postby jayce82 » Thu May 18, 2017 2:46 pm

so what is considered too much water when giving it to them via syringe? I'm trying to rehydrate gizmo and I'm giving him 1cc every 24 hours for the last 3 days.
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Re: hydrstion

Postby kingofnobbys » Fri May 19, 2017 1:18 am

How old and big is he ?

If he's getting plenty of nice juicy live insects and greens daily he should be getting most the hydration he needs , dripping water from a syringe on his nose is a common means of giving a beardie a drink , when they loose interest , they've had enough.
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Re: hydrstion

Postby AHBD » Fri May 19, 2017 3:47 am

Yes, the water on the snout method works well usually. I think in another post you were concerned that he might be a bit dehydrated. If he drinks from the syringe you can give him more than 1cc, 2-3 or more if he'll take it. Once he's had enough he may let you know just by refusing anymore.
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Re: hydrstion

Postby jayce82 » Fri May 19, 2017 4:51 am

he is 472 grams and 20" long. the reason for this is cause his poo had some orange on the end and his appetite has slowed a lot so he's not eating as much as he should and from what I've read him being dehydrated makes him loose his appetite.
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Re: hydrstion

Postby jayce82 » Fri May 19, 2017 4:52 am

and he doesn't drink from the dripping on the snout. he doesn't like syringes.
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Re: hydrstion

Postby Taterbug » Fri May 19, 2017 6:34 am

I wouldn't force him to drink unless you know for sure he is dehydrated. The stress of forceing may put off his appetite and you run the risk of aspiration too.
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Re: hydrstion

Postby jayce82 » Fri May 19, 2017 8:22 am

then how am I supposed to help him? the orange on the urate means dehydration. I'm not gonna sit here and let my guy die cause I didn't do something as simple as giving him water
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Re: hydrstion

Postby Taterbug » Fri May 19, 2017 9:05 am

Orange urate can also be from food and vitamins among other things. Are they chalky and hard?

I would keep offering by dripper, myself. It took me a few weeks to get Pepper used to drinking that way.
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Re: hydrstion

Postby jayce82 » Fri May 19, 2017 9:10 am

he hasn't eaten anything but veggies for about s month now so it's not from food. I guess I'll keep offering by dripping now and wait to see what his next poo looks like.
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Re: hydrstion

Postby AHBD » Fri May 19, 2017 10:20 am

Can you post a pic of his next poo ? What exact veggies is he eating ? And it can take a while before they realize that the water dripping is actually a drink. I usually use a spray bottle with a gentle direct stream to the nose. You spray, stop repeat. Sometimes it takes about a minute but all my dragons have drank that way from the time they hatched. Adults just don't want/need it as often. If he's eating a lot of moist veggies then he may not want a drink very often but he probably will every once in a while. Some of mine would drink about every 7-10 days.
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Re: hydrstion

Postby jayce82 » Fri May 19, 2017 11:24 am

of you've seen my other posts that's my issue is that his eating is slowed way down for some reason. he only eats collards, ignores any and every vegetable and fruit. and as of lately won't touch a feeder neither. hos next poo I'll make sure to take another pic and post for y'all.
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