Tips for changing feeding times of new beardie I'm adopting?

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Re: Tips for changing feeding times of new beardie I'm adopt

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:17 pm

That's a pretty good price for the procedures I'd say. Comparable to what my vet charges and quite a deal considering the training and experience that goes into veterinary medicine. Moderate pinworms shouldn't be a big deal and the Fenbendazole is usually pretty good at wiping those out or at least bringing them down to a low level that is manageable by the dragon's immune system. I'll have to read more about the entamoeba cysts.
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Re: Tips for changing feeding times of new beardie I'm adopt

Postby DorgEndo » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:29 pm

The entomoeba cysts were explained to me as part of the normal GI tract. They were in the 2+ category. The vet was not concerned about the entomoeba.

It's only been a few days since starting treatment but Devlyn is eating more and appears more energetic. It could be part coincidence of being more comfortable in her new space. I'm still happy with the good signs that the medicine has not made things appear worse in her behavior or appetite.

The approximate date the vet wants a new stool sample is March 17th.
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Re: Tips for changing feeding times of new beardie I'm adopt

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:58 pm

OK good. I'm glad to hear she is still energetic and eating. Fenbendazole/Panacur is usually relatively gentile on their systems (compared to older meds). She should bounce back from treatment pretty well.
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Re: Tips for changing feeding times of new beardie I'm adopt

Postby DorgEndo » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:28 am

CooperDragon wrote:OK good. I'm glad to hear she is still energetic and eating. Fenbendazole/Panacur is usually relatively gentile on their systems (compared to older meds). She should bounce back from treatment pretty well.

Do you know any signs and symptoms I can look for that are bad?

She finished her second round of Panacur less than a week ago. She still does not eat every day. Once or twice a week she won't eat anything...unless it was special like a horn worm or wax worm, she will always eat those.

I've been offering her dubia roaches, BSFL, and crickets. Such as if she rejects roaches she may eat BSFL. If she rejects BSFL she might eat crickets. She is slowly gaining weight. My kitchen scale only measures in 2 gram increments, so I should get a better scale to see smaller changes. She is at least 7.5 months old now. She started shedding again (legs). 13.25 inches long up from 13" when I got at 6 months old.

She has been pretty stubborn about greens since the last Panacur dose. I've tried adding blueberries, apples, or carrots to entice the greens. Devlyn apparently does not like sweet at all. She eats around blueberries! She spits out carrot and apple. Veggies she will sometimes eat: Parsley, Cilantro, Collards, Dandelion, and Kale. Veggies she has refused to try: Sweet potato (cooked or raw are refused), Endive, Green beans (cooked or raw refused). I tried cooking because it makes them softer, she gave them the stink eye each time.

Her behavior is much more energetic than before and is normal dragon behavior. She glass surfed for the 1st time I've seen yesterday. She is crawling around her enclosure more climbing her stuff. She wants outside but it is too cold in Minnesota. When it warms up I have a plan to get her outside.

She will see the vet around 4/20, but I was summoned for jury duty :cry: so I might miss it! I hope they don't pick me. My husband will have to take care of her, which he can do, he is not dumb. But she is my dragon and I want to take care of her.
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Re: Tips for changing feeding times of new beardie I'm adopt

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:51 am

It sounds like she's in good shape. She is just being picky and her energy level is up - all good signs. If something was wrong she'd probably be acting lethargic and losing weight and ignoring almost all food.
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Re: Tips for changing feeding times of new beardie I'm adopt

Postby DorgEndo » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:20 pm

She is pretty picky so I worry. Thank you.

Yesterday she ate no greens, 1 cricket and 1 dubia. She refused BSFL.

Today she ate more but it was a lot of work. She maybe ate endive, she tossed it everywhere which is great she feels sassy and energetic but hard to keep track.

Over 2 hours I offered her food every 30 minutes until she ate decently.

My method is show her food for no more than 5 minutes, because if she hasn't tried to eat she won't and I don't want to stress her out pushing food into her face.

First dubia (no), then crickets (1, then no), dubia (no), then BSFL and she ate a huge amount of 40. But she also didn't eat yesterday so of course she's hungry. She is very picky sassy pancake :)
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