Lethargic after being treated for parasites?

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Lethargic after being treated for parasites?

Postby Chenpoes » Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:27 pm

A little under a month ago I took my girl to the vet for diarrhea, and it turned out she had 2 parasites. I can't remember the name of one, but it was treated with a dewormer, and the second was coccidia which was treated with ponazuril. Ever since treatment (finished maybe 3 weeks ago) she's been very lethargic. She spends most of the day in her hammock on the cool side of her tank and only gets up to bask a couple of times. She's still very happy for food time and perks up as soon as she sees her meal, but after basking when she's done she just goes back. I'm used to her running around the tank and glass surfing quite a bit. Should I be concerned, or is it possible she was only so active because she was stressed from parasites? She has a 150w basking lamp that keeps her spot a good 95-100f, and uncovered UVB inside the tank.
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Re: Lethargic after being treated for parasites?

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:44 pm

So its good shes eating -- the UVB is a what? T 5 or a T 8? And basking temps are being taken w/ a digital probe thermometer?
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Re: Lethargic after being treated for parasites?

Postby Chenpoes » Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:48 pm

KarrieRee wrote:So its good shes eating -- the UVB is a what? T 5 or a T 8? And basking temps are being taken w/ a digital probe thermometer?
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T8, temp is taken from both in-tank gauge and temp gun
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Re: Lethargic after being treated for parasites?

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:53 pm

Ok so the distance should be 6-8 inches from basking decor piece and directly underneath it-- how old is the T 8? They need to be changed out every 6 months - if this is good it could be just her - shes eating and basking and pooping? Shes getting hydration from where ? I am trying to rule out the lighting and temps for behavior --- sounds like shes just being lazy -- its when they quit eating and basking and not moving at all we become concerned --
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