Hiding and alot of digging

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Re: Hiding and alot of digging

Postby Tia828 » Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:25 pm

UVB is delayed of course,it was supposed to be here tomorrow. I am going to try and go to a lager town and see if they carry them. My local pet store is tiny. He is 4.4 oz and is now 12.5 in long. So he grew in length in the last 2 weeks. He is super active and playful when out of his tank but can't even get him to eat by hand feeding. I got fresh everything and have even tried a couple new things.
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Re: Hiding and alot of digging

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:29 pm

Ok - I am hoping it's the UVB that causing lack of eating-- is he shedding or look like shed coming on
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Re: Hiding and alot of digging

Postby Tia828 » Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:55 pm

It has been a little bit since he shed last and he was doing the weird eye bulging/puffing out thing. So maybe.
If need be I did find a reptile vet about 35 minutes from my house .
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Re: Hiding and alot of digging

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:04 pm

Ok let's go w/ the getting UVB in and see what his behavior does- his digging and hiding is throwing me off -- especially as young as he is and all the time-
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Re: Hiding and alot of digging

Postby Tia828 » Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:37 pm

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this is pretty much how he has been.
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Re: Hiding and alot of digging

Postby Tia828 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:02 am

So have been taking him outside everyday. Just got the new UVB bulb today finally. I'm going to order an extra bulb to have a back up. He finally ate 2 dubias today that were dusted. I got some new fruits and veggies and fingers crossed the light helps. He lost .1 oz. He was at 4.4 oz now at 4.3oz. Gave a bath to make sure he is getting hydrated plus he likes the swimming. I ordered the zoo med electrolyte soak to try and help give him a boost. He is full of energy when out of his tank but still wanting to sleep/dig a lot in his cave. Was doing a little basking yesterday and today. He is definitely enjoying the extra attention right now. I also got in a new cleaner by zoo med finally and recleaned EVERYTHING. last poop was 2 days ago but he also hasn't been eating until today.
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Re: Hiding and alot of digging

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:09 am

Ok so get the UVB in Idk what you ordered so I am gonna distances- T 5 on top of screen 8-10 inches from basking decor-- Inside the tank 12-15 inches from basking decor-- T 8 has to go inside the tank NO plastic cover over the bulb it needs to be 6-8 inches from basking decor--
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Re: Hiding and alot of digging

Postby Tia828 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:44 am

T8 and its 7 and 1/2 in from is ledge/top of his cave.
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Re: Hiding and alot of digging

Postby Tia828 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:45 am

on the inside...no plastic cover
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Re: Hiding and alot of digging

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:50 am

Ok good let's see what he does now-- hopefully no more hiding and digging- keep me posted-- his behavior should change right away if this was cause
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Re: Hiding and alot of digging

Postby Tia828 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:26 pm

Yay! He ate 4 dubia and 2 superworms! Also a little kale. He liked some of the other fruits and veggies but that's a lot better then yesterday 😃
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Re: Hiding and alot of digging

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:45 pm

Ok so that's an improvement- what about the hiding ? Is he still doing alot of that or is he basking under the UVB?
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Re: Hiding and alot of digging

Postby Tia828 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:54 pm

He is basking again. Still a little digging and hiding but a lot more basking today.
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Re: Hiding and alot of digging

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:06 pm

Ok that is good-- keep me posted please
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Re: Hiding and alot of digging

Postby Tia828 » Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:54 am

So he is still digging and hiding some. Actually basking alot of the day now but back to not eating as much. Ate one roach yesterday. He is super active though so makes no sense. He did go back up in weight. From 4.3 to 4.4 oz
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