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Re: Feeling very conflicted with the vets advice

Postby Kyzer » Fri May 14, 2021 12:50 pm

KarrieRee wrote:The meds are dehydrating him keep him hydrated- w/ the dropper- and the meds will effect the appetite


Thanks I'm on it
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Re: Feeling very conflicted with the vets advice

Postby Kyzer » Fri May 14, 2021 1:05 pm

Hey another question. So if the only thing he seems to be eating is horn worms and a few crickets should I feed him as many horn worms as he wants?
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Re: Feeling very conflicted with the vets advice

Postby AHBD » Fri May 14, 2021 1:53 pm

Crickets are probably better as a staple, hornworms are O.K for extra hydration. BTW, can you post a pic of his tank showing the light placement ? I'm wondering if he's getting burned at all, causing those raw areas.
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Re: Feeling very conflicted with the vets advice

Postby Kyzer » Fri May 14, 2021 2:23 pm

AHBD wrote:Crickets are probably better as a staple, hornworms are O.K for extra hydration. BTW, can you post a pic of his tank showing the light placement ? I'm wondering if he's getting burned at all, causing those raw areas.



OK but because he won't really eat anything other then horns do you think it would be ok in this case?

Here is his tank the MVB basking bulb is on the left and his t5 is on the right he is 9 or 10 inches from the basking bulb and 17 from t5
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Re: Feeling very conflicted with the vets advice

Postby KarrieRee » Fri May 14, 2021 2:50 pm

You need to get a piece of basking decor directly underneath the UVB - 17 inches too far it needs to be 12-15--- horn worms are good for treats but not a staple feeder---have you tried dubia roaches?
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Re: Feeling very conflicted with the vets advice

Postby Kyzer » Fri May 14, 2021 3:11 pm

KarrieRee wrote:You need to get a piece of basking decor directly underneath the UVB - 17 inches too far it needs to be 12-15--- horn worms are good for treats but not a staple feeder---have you tried dubia roaches?


I had made one for him out of Styrofoam and grout he loved it and would sit their more then his basking side, then after about 2 months he began attacking it and almost ingested Styrofoam so we had to remove it, we tried putting it back on a few occasions and almost immediately he would begin attacking it.

Then I had one of those habba hut things he wouldn't go on it and last I had a big rock in there that he would never go on, he actually avoids that side of his tank now that we've removed the piece that he would attack.

Can't get Dubia in Canada there illegal.

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Re: Feeling very conflicted with the vets advice

Postby KarrieRee » Fri May 14, 2021 3:14 pm

Then you need to lower the distance of the UVB --- you can use this stuff it works great - do you have a home depot in Canada ? Or even a local home improvement store or on line
https://www.homedepot.com/p/GE-15-ft-Ca ... /304220195
its like a Velcro cut into strips and wrap around the fixture --
but he needs to be under that UVB --
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Re: Feeling very conflicted with the vets advice

Postby Kyzer » Fri May 14, 2021 3:24 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Then you need to lower the distance of the UVB --- you can use this stuff it works great - do you have a home depot in Canada ? Or even a local home improvement store or on line
https://www.homedepot.com/p/GE-15-ft-Ca ... /304220195
its like a Velcro cut into strips and wrap around the fixture --
but he needs to be under that UVB --



Ya we have home depot, Lowe's, home hardware, and Rona so I'll try grab that.

Maybe I should move the basking fixture directly in front of the UVB, would that be better?
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Re: Feeling very conflicted with the vets advice

Postby Kyzer » Fri May 14, 2021 3:31 pm

We don't plan to feed him Horns as a staple, but we're concerned because hes not really eating right now other then if we feed him the Horns. I realize you said lose of appetite is probably because of the meds, but if all he will eat is Horns then wouldn't it be better to offer him as many as I can then him not eating at all?

Strictly until he's feeling a bit better
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Re: Feeling very conflicted with the vets advice

Postby KarrieRee » Fri May 14, 2021 4:00 pm

You dont want him hooked on horn worms so when he goes back to feeling better he will not want to eat other staples -- you can look at getting silk worms
https://www.thewormlady.ca/
https://www.eastcoastexotics.ca/
https://portcreditpets.com/product-cate ... s/insects/
https://www.bigalspets.com/reptiles/live-insects.html
https://silkworms.ca/silkshop/Live-Feed ... _30.action
I dont know where exactly in Canada you are but here are some websites for you -- silk are a good staple feeder -- and its good that you are moving the UVB --
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Re: Feeling very conflicted with the vets advice

Postby Kyzer » Fri May 14, 2021 5:49 pm

Thanks I'll try some silks, portcreditpets actually is my feed supplier, and I highly recommend them to any one in the Toronto area as they do in-house delivery free in the Toronto area for orders over $20

I've also used The worm lady but they cost more and shipping is a arm and a leg
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Re: Feeling very conflicted with the vets advice

Postby AHBD » Mon May 17, 2021 3:16 pm

How many watts is the MVB ? Something has caused the serious issue on his back, I saw the new thread and it's worse. Did you by chance pull at the shed at all ?
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Re: Feeling very conflicted with the vets advice

Postby Kyzer » Tue May 18, 2021 4:43 am

AHBD wrote:How many watts is the MVB ? Something has caused the serious issue on his back, I saw the new thread and it's worse. Did you by chance pull at the shed at all ?


Yes when he was being bathed me and my son were petting him and the shed felt like it was just coming off, when he flinched we stopped immediately.

But a few hrs later my girlfriend noticed redness, and said he looks cut
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Re: Feeling very conflicted with the vets advice

Postby AHBD » Tue May 18, 2021 4:49 am

Hmmmm, might have been pulling too hard but didn't realize it. In the one pic it looks like he's very close to the MVB, that might have started a burn. I'd use raw honey on the area now, or a mix of raw honey + silver cream.
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