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Re: Tracie

Postby Iloverex » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:50 am

I meant the q tip swab for adv testing
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Re: Tracie

Postby Iloverex » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:39 am

I meant th swab for ADV? I've not treated At this point. Still not sure. Can he fight them off?
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Re: Tracie

Postby Drache613 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:41 pm

Hello,

If his levels are low enough then pinworms aren't a concern at all. Only if they are high enough
in counts to affect his health.
How is he doing now?

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Re: Tracie

Postby Iloverex » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:51 pm

Well his appetite and stool have been good lately. (With the exception of stool that was a bit soft just today. He's 550 grams now (@ 10 mos. and 19.5 in.), up from 510-515 just a few weeks ago. Maybe He's preparing for brumating?
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Re: Tracie

Postby Drache613 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:30 pm

Hello,

Great, it sounds like he has been eating pretty well then.
He is good sized for his age & length. At 10 months, he could be contemplating a light
brumation, absolutely. If he has a clean fecal & is apparently healthy, there is no reason
why he can't brumate some.

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Re: Tracie

Postby Iloverex » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:52 am

I just don't understand why we as their caretakers ate suppose to do while they brumate. And how do i know for sure?
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Re: Tracie

Postby Iloverex » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:06 pm

Hey Tracie, did you get my question about brumation? I'm not sure how to go about the process. Also, do you know where i can find serrapeptase that's not calcium based? And one last thing, how do i pay for the ADV testing?
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Re: Tracie

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:41 am

I'm just letting my guy brumate. I keep the lights on his normal schedule and if he wants to sleep I just let him be. I've put a few more fleece blankets in the tank for him to burrow in if he wants. Every few days he has his head up a little so I take him out and record his weight and offer drips of water on his nose. He gets some time to wander around if he wants to and goes back in when he gets sleepy which has been relatively soon. They brumate at different levels so some of them may go right out for a long period of time and some may just sleep in longer than normal some days with a big range in between.
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Re: Tracie

Postby Iloverex » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:32 pm

Well my guy has gained weight recently, and he usually is kinda lazy. So you don't feed when they brumate? If not what do you do about water if they won't drink? And if weight loss occurs, at what point is it a concern?
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Re: Tracie

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:51 pm

I wish I could ask them. I've been offering water when he wakes enough to raise his head. If he comes out of his cave I measure his weight and record it. So far so good with only a few grams lost. I'd probably worry if 50+ grams were lost over a month. They're all so different it's a bit of driving by feel.
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