Carl is home! Foster uodate

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Carl is home! Foster uodate

Postby NBGwen » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:58 am

Apparently, Carl has been fed collard greens and pellets. The person who fostered him until today said he LOVES crickets, I've also discovered he loves butter worms. I suspect he's going to love any moving insect. He's already gained weight since coming into care and I hope to expand on that. Also, he's NINE YEARS OLD! That blew my mind. *edit - his tail did have a previous injury, not sure how though, he's a gorgeous citrus colour, was dehydrated but much better, and has NO other apparent health issues. Yay Carl!

Carl taking it in
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Bonus shot - Charlie accidentally saw Carl (I was picking him up and failed to realize until his head swung around), so he got mommy snuggles, but was still miffed -
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Re: Carl is home! Foster uodate

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:39 am

Glad Carl is home-- I would ditch the pellets and start w/ fresh greens
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Re: Carl is home! Foster uodate

Postby NBGwen » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:41 am

Exactly. I've never used pellets and don't plan to lots of fresh foods for my boys
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Re: Carl is home! Foster uodate

Postby DragonPete » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:47 am

Yay! Hope he settles in well and I'm sure he's gonna love fresh foods! 😋
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Re: Carl is home! Foster uodate

Postby MrSpectrum » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:25 am

NBGwen wrote: Also, he's NINE YEARS OLD! That blew my mind.

Wow. From the pics he looks the same size as my 5 mo. old. Hard to tell size from the pics w/o a reference; got any length/weight measurements yet?

Best of luck; sounds good so far. :)
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Re: Carl is home! Foster uodate

Postby claudiusx » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:25 am

Haha, that Charlie pic is great. He does look a bit bothered by Carl doesn't he lol!

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Re: Carl is home! Foster uodate

Postby NBGwen » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:22 am

MrSpectrum wrote:
NBGwen wrote: Also, he's NINE YEARS OLD! That blew my mind.

Wow. From the pics he looks the same size as my 5 mo. old. Hard to tell size from the pics w/o a reference; got any length/weight measurements yet?

Best of luck; sounds good so far. :)


Carl's a little over 400 grams, Charlie is about 530 and he's not been eating as much as normal so that's low for Charlie. Carl is definitely underweight, but has a wicked appetite! So, I'm not that concerned, definitely will be having baths on the regular to get him hydrated. Charlie hates baths - he has a fountain dish in his enclosure and loves it, so he rarely gets in a tub unless he poos on himself lol

claudiusx wrote:Haha, that Charlie pic is great. He does look a bit bothered by Carl doesn't he lol!

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You should have see Charlie this morning! I realized (belatedly) that Charlie could see Carl from his enclosure (it's lower than Carl's). I had to put a box in front of Carl's enclosure as Charlie was head bobbing and Carl was starting to wave. I don't want my boys stressed out! I'm going to be moving around the furniture so that the enclosures are stacked, so there's no chance they will see each other from their enclosures.
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Re: Carl is home! Foster uodate

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:55 am

He looks a little skinny but generally pretty good! It's a really good sign that he is eating on his own and has a good appetite.
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Re: Carl is home! Foster uodate

Postby NBGwen » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:35 am

CooperDragon wrote:He looks a little skinny but generally pretty good! It's a really good sign that he is eating on his own and has a good appetite.


I was surprised at how good he looked considering how he was raised and that video! All things considered, I hope he lives to double his age :) <3 Oh - that blanket in that first picture...that's his blankie...not kidding <3
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