Feel Like Giving Up

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Re: Feel Like Giving Up

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:11 am

I cant answer the appetite thing but I am sure its because of the meds -- is he eating salads at all? Its good that his energy has come back --
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Re: Feel Like Giving Up

Postby AHBD » Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:19 am

Hi there, it is common for them to stop eating when given meds., like Karrie mentioned. Just give it some time , they usually regain their appetite all of a sudden after a while. You CAN offer some probiotics to help build up the good bacteria in the gut but generally they will eat on their own.
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Re: Feel Like Giving Up

Postby gizmogizzygiz » Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:24 am

this probably isn’t the problem but one thing wrong is the tank is a bit small. not a huge deal but 50+ gallons works better.
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Re: Feel Like Giving Up

Postby Drache613 » Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:42 am


How is your boy doing today, is he done with his medications yet?
Usually they tend to eat a little less when on meds but if you are giving a probiotic that
should help him out. Is he enjoying his light also?

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Re: Feel Like Giving Up

Postby Brittany26 » Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:17 am

Hi Tracie,

Squirt has been done with his medicines for awhile now (about a week and a half) and I gave him soy yogurt for a couple days as a probiotic. There are days where he is insanely active and thriving, then there are days he is black bearding and hiding in his cage. Whenever I get him out of his cage his black beard clears up, so I’m not sure if it’s for pain or for boredom. He has been gaping a lot since I raised his heat in the cage, but then he started gaping an extreme amount, sometimes even when he wasn’t in the heat or even out of his cage. This behavior paired with the inconsistent black bearding made me think he had a respiratory infection, especially because I had a giant water bowl in there a couple weeks ago, however, he isn’t coughing or has any mucus so that might not be the case and his activity level was back to normal yesterday. What hasn’t still changed throughout this entire process is his appetite, still won’t eat greens or the roaches in his cage. He will occasionally eat superworms (1-4 a day) if he’s feeling them, otherwise, he is getting baby food for the most part. I am running out of ideas to fix his appetite so I order supplements off of Bug-de-lite, like colladial silver and a few others.
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