Mufasa and Norberta

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Re: Mufasa and Norberta

Postby sweetiepie9 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:50 pm

I'm so glad to hear from you, your girls look great. Grr is gaining weight and going through a body shed right now. She loves roaches, eats out of her dish or I get her to run after them in the living room until she's full. She still has a funny head nod and I'm pretty sure she has parasites, but I have to wait a few more days before I can afford to take a sample in. And my vet isn't in that often. I have to call & find out if I can just leave a sample & bring Grr in another time, as she'll need a blood test. I've been giving her Calciblast from bug-de-lite to up her calcium level, I think it was very low. She came to me laying eggs and the whites were very think and see through. Infertiles, so that was good. And she only laid a few, then really started eating. I lost Gabriel on Oct 25 and brought Grr home not long afterwards. She's done so well since I did and spends all her outside time flirting with my boys, so they're both in full Spring Fever mode, especially Castiel...they are just too funny. So remember when I had 5 boys, then Puff moved in? That was a few years ago now, but since them I've been accumulating females. So now I have 3 girls and 2 boys...oh boy....I think there will be eggs from Freya and Grr in the spring/summer. Should be interesting. At least I'm used to eggs, so I know what to do. Now if only my boys would eat on their own, but no, I have to feed both of them :laughhard: I just don't get why they won't eat from a dish. I think Nathaniel would just starve to death if I expected him to eat on his own. I'm not sure about Castiel, but right now, he'd spill out whatever bugs I gave him anyway. His tank is a total mess. He does the same thing every year and he's only 4 LOL

I'll post some pics I took soon. I have to get back to work tomorrow & Friday, but then not back until Monday and still have every Wednesday off.
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Re: Mufasa and Norberta

Postby MufasasMomMakayla » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:45 am

Hello everyone!

The girls are both pretty much done brumating, Norberta is still doing a light popcorn sleep but Mufasa is wide awake. Both and growing and happy, Mufasa is doing pretty much a whole body shed right now in sections so she looks pretty funny lol. I can't believe how big they are now as 3 year olds.

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Also, I'm officially going to college in the fall! I haven't made a decision yet as to where I'm going as I'm waiting to hear back from the last two colleges I applied to, but I'm super excited! And my family has even agreed to keep and take care of my animals for me while I'm in college so long as I get rid of the roaches (my mom refuses to touch them and wont feed them to the beardies), so I'm trying to think of a new staple bug for them. Would phoenix worms work as a staple? Maybe mixed with occasionally silkworms and superworms? The girls are pretty great about eating their salads and don't always eat their bugs but still eat them regularly enough.

I hope everyone is doing well! :mrgreen:
Bearded Dragons: 0.2 Normal (Mufasa), Normal (Norberta)
Cat: 0.1 Tortoiseshell (Butterscotch)
Ball Pythons: 0.1 Ghost (Olympia)
Hermit Crabs 1.2 Purple Pincher (Tyler), Purple Pincher (Londyn Raine), Purple Pincher (Meena)
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Re: Mufasa and Norberta

Postby sweetiepie9 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:59 am

Congratulations on going to college. What are you going to be studying?

As for bugs for your girls, large phoenix worms, silkworms, superworms, butterworms. All are high in calcium (except superworms, high in fat). There aren't any others except crickets & who wants to deal with them. I wish someone in your family could handle the roaches, because they are the best food for them. I certainly understand why your mom doesn't want to deal with them.

So I now have 3 girls. When Gabriel passed, I brought home Grrl (original name Grr because she was "nasty" but she's a sweetheart with me). Nathaniel & Castiel are going constantly nuts over the 3 of them because I can have the 3 girls out on the carpet running after their food and they don't fight. But if they're out of their own together, Grrl and Freya will run straight at Cierra and bash her with their snouts. So only for food...

I'm getting closer to retirement, less than 2 years left, so I'm a happy camper. Having to move May 1 so moving into the rental apartments where my son & family live, so I'll be able to see my grandchildren a whole lot more often. Plus the car is parked underground there and my son has access to it when he needs it. I don't want to move, but my landlady is putting the place up for sale. I could stay until the place is sold but they haven't even put it up for sale. So I decided to get out of here...the place I'm moving to is an old building, well maintained, rent is cheap and the 1 bedroom will be over 100 sq ft more and a double balcony. So lots of place to live in & the building is beside the elementary school where my grandson goes to kindergarten and a huge park right behind the building. Plus still close to where I live now.
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Re: Mufasa and Norberta

Postby MufasasMomMakayla » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:32 pm

I'm thinking psychology, but I'm still undecided right now lol.
Alright thank you, yeah I wish they would deal with the dubia too, I'll try and talk her into getting them occasionally but we'll see.
How has Grr settled in? Your poor boys lol. :lol: That's great you're going to be closer to your son and his family! I hope moving goes well.
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Cat: 0.1 Tortoiseshell (Butterscotch)
Ball Pythons: 0.1 Ghost (Olympia)
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Re: Mufasa and Norberta

Postby sweetiepie9 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:05 pm

Thanks Makayla. I know you'll have fun in college and I'm glad you're mom will take care of your girls. I found out yesterday that I've got an appt on Eric's floor, so we'll be in the same building, which will be great for the kids & me & them! I figured it was meant to be if I'm able to get the apartment where I wanted it. So 3rd floor, down the hall from them. We agreed, my son & I, that the kids won't be let loose, he'll cal or I'll call if we want to visit. This will be very interesting indeed!
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Re: Mufasa and Norberta

Postby MufasasMomMakayla » Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:48 pm

Hello everyone!

We're doing pretty good here. Mufasa was up for a while and is back in her hide sleeping. :roll: Norberta has enough energy for both her and Mufasa, and has taken to smearing her poop everywhere if I don't clean it up the second she's done. Nothing new really.

Have you moved yet, Deb?
Hope everyone and theirs are doing well! :D
Bearded Dragons: 0.2 Normal (Mufasa), Normal (Norberta)
Cat: 0.1 Tortoiseshell (Butterscotch)
Ball Pythons: 0.1 Ghost (Olympia)
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Re: Mufasa and Norberta

Postby sweetiepie9 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:12 pm

So good to hear from you and to hear your girls are both doing well. Everyone here is up, all 3 girls are laying eggs, even Grrl is almost due. Cierra and Freya have both laid 1 clutch each, now they're getting geared up for their 2nd clutch. Grrl is working on her 1st clutch.

No I move on April 27. Have most everything checked, calling movers next. I need to be packed & moved, so that should cost me about $1k but may be less. Either way it's a real pain to be moving, but once it's done, I'll be down the hall from my son & family.

Nathaniel, Castiel, Cierra and Grrl all have parasites, so on panacur treatments. So that's all keeping me very busy. Still struggling to get back to work, didn't go in this last week at all. So will try again on Monday & on April 8 I see the company doctor. Got copy of my MRI to show this new doc what's going on with my back and left hip (arthritis). I did get a new pair of shoes, they need to go to a shoemaker to be stretched, but otherwise they are so very comfortable.

I hope school is doing well & that you're almost done. I'll have pics of my new place once I've moved & I'll post them.

Other than the parasites, they're all very healthy. For that I'm grateful. I don't want to lose any more, losing Gabriel was very hard on me. So hopefully they stay well and healthy as they are. I can't believe that Cierra and Nathaniel are now 5 1/2 yrs old. Castiel is 4 1/2, Grrl is about 6 yrs and Freya is about 2. So they're all still young, for which I'm grateful. :D :D :D
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