Unable to eat for a day or two? Safe???

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Unable to eat for a day or two? Safe???

Postby Xanelic » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:15 pm

Hi, so, I'm moving next week to Texas (I think that's a full day drive) but we're humans and need a bit of time to sleep as well.

Will Chien be okay with not eating for a while? Of course I will have a heat source for him (ie, heat packs/hot hands) and he'll have a few hours to bask in a hotel, but I'm just concerned if this is healthy.

[chien is 10 months, 307g]

Certainly, I will not feed him while we are driving because I'm pretty sure the heat source is not enough for him to digest properly?
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Re: Unable to eat for a day or two? Safe???

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:55 pm

Yeah it should be fine. I usually have some black soldier fly larvae with me on road trips but they aren't always hungry. They do fine at normal car temps so the hand warmers aren't really necessary except in cold weather emergencies. If you bring a basking light with you, you can set that up in the hotel if you want to for a morning bask. Other than that, rest area stops for some time to bask on the grass or on a picnic table work well.
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Re: Unable to eat for a day or two? Safe???

Postby Xanelic » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:09 pm

CooperDragon wrote:Yeah it should be fine. I usually have some black soldier fly larvae with me on road trips but they aren't always hungry. They do fine at normal car temps so the hand warmers aren't really necessary except in cold weather emergencies. If you bring a basking light with you, you can set that up in the hotel if you want to for a morning bask. Other than that, rest area stops for some time to bask on the grass or on a picnic table work well.


Thank you so much! Right now it's extremely cold where I live so while the car is still cold ill use the warmers but once it's normal temp ill remove them (:
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Re: Unable to eat for a day or two? Safe???

Postby Aaradimian » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:55 pm

Remember to wrap the warmers in something like a sock & monitor to make sure they can't come in direct contact with it. I believe they can get up to 160*.
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Re: Unable to eat for a day or two? Safe???

Postby Xanelic » Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:21 pm

Aaradimian wrote:Remember to wrap the warmers in something like a sock & monitor to make sure they can't come in direct contact with it. I believe they can get up to 160*.


Oh yes I will! Thank you!
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