Feeding a Juvie Dragon and Working Fulltime

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Re: Feeding a Juvie Dragon and Working Fulltime

Postby MrSpectrum » Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:19 am

If it's parasites, I would think it would depend on what kind and how infested.
In some case, a host might be more voracious, as any nutritional value is being co-opted by the parasite.
In other cases, appetite might be adversely affected, but in those cases, I would think weight loss would be evident.

You might collect a sample for fecal testing prior to waiting, and take him in if it's positive and high enough to be concerning--just a suggestion. :)

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Re: Feeding a Juvie Dragon and Working Fulltime

Postby ComicBookMama » Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:36 am

MrSpectrum wrote:If it's parasites, I would think it would depend on what kind and how infested. (Snip) You might collect a sample for fecal testing prior to waiting, and take him in if it's positive and high enough to be concerning--just a suggestion. :)

YMMV


That is excellent advice - thank you! :)
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Re: Feeding a Juvie Dragon and Working Fulltime

Postby claudiusx » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:08 am

Remember, it can take some time for their appetites to fully build up. Tombo took almost a month before he was eating a decent amount.

If the poo's are firming up, and aren't overly stinky, it's unlikely he has parasites anyways.
And, they are all different, just like us. Some are big eats, some aren't. :D

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Re: Feeding a Juvie Dragon and Working Fulltime

Postby ComicBookMama » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:56 pm

claudiusx wrote:Remember, it can take some time for their appetites to fully build up. Tombo took almost a month before he was eating a decent amount.

If the poo's are firming up, and aren't overly stinky, it's unlikely he has parasites anyways.
And, they are all different, just like us. Some are big eats, some aren't. :D


That's a relief. Yes, they have firmed up and no excessive stink. I didn't realize that it would take time for their appetites to build up, though - that's a huge relief to hear! Thank you!

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Re: Feeding a Juvie Dragon and Working Fulltime

Postby kprnz18 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:12 am

I had the same dilemma and Gobi is about the same age as your little one. I'm out the door at 6:30 every morning. I have his lights come on about an hour before I get up. This gives him enough time to warm up and wake up. I come out and start feeding him his Dubias around 6:15 and cut up his veggies for the day. I let him eat as much as he wants for the 10 minutes and then put him back in and out the door I go. I feed him when I get home around 5pm as well. Twice a day feedings have been fine for him. In one month he has gone from 10g 5'5" to 20g 7" :D
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