Story of little one that didnt make it

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Story of little one that didnt make it

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:06 am

So last Sunday I was on craigslist looking for stuff for Hiccups tank --- I ran across a post from someone that needed a uvb-- basking lights and food for a baby beardie- so I emailed them and didnt get a response fast enough so I texted the # asking if they had received it help - it had been 3 days-- they said no--so I asked what she needed how the big tank was etc........... found out they were in Crystal which is a suburb of Brooklyn Park which is outside of Maple Grove which is the first suburb of the cities--- about 90 miles from here -- so I got Kelly and I got the extra UVB light and the extra dome and some other things I had here and we made a trip to the cities-- we met them at Pet Supplies Plus --- from there we went in to the store and bought crickets-- 75 watt basking as she had it in a 10 gal tank -- a digital therm -- I had brought my Infrared to take temps while there-- I cant remember what else we got about $40 worth of stuff--- we took her and her dad back to their house as her mom had dropped them off --- these people are black --- didnt know that but whatever-- her name is Edie shes 20 and has a 2 year old daughter- we got back to their house met her brother Ben who is a nice kid too about 18 or so --- and we met Edies ex maybe I am not sure the father of the little girl - he is the one she got the beardie from --- anyway we found out yesterday the story of the little one she had -- she had it w/ her that nite under her coat -- and he / it was really little my guess 2 months maybe -- we got the tank set up w/ the lights the food situation I had brought what was left of my calcium powder and a packet of vitamins -- etc -- told her stuff she would need etc........... she wasnt getting paid till the end of the month and had no money to buy any of this stuff- so basically we were doing a rescue-- well come to find out a day or two later I texted her and the little one had died--- I am like OMG-- wth --- so she told me she had been crying all day and that her Mom had gone out and purchased the one we had saw at Pet Supplies Plus --- it was older and very energetic etc.............. my guess this one is about 4-5 months old -- so she has this one in the 10 gallon tank --- I am like she cant keep this one in a 10 gallon tank it wont survive for long in there -- so I told her I was getting a 120 gallon and it would be here the day after Xmas -- well we know different now - it came early- so yesterday we packed up the 50 gallon after cleaning it out w/ F10 and vinegar and water etc and the dresser it sat on - we were going to get rid of the dresser anyway so it worked out good--- Khloe and I went to Fins and Friends and bought a bunch of stuff they had on sale for Xmas on Fri -- more calcium powder / vitamins -- another 100 watt basking bulb- a new dome as the one we took there the switch didnt work but you could use it by unplugging it -- and more roaches for her as I had taken some of mine there from here the first trip down there -- they were actually too big to feed the little one -- so she still had them for this one she has now - she finished off the crickets w/ this one and then started on the roaches -- she said he loves the roaches -- so when we went yesterday I took more roaches from Fins and Friends as they had them on sale too -- we got the tank and stuff all set up for her - this little one is going to be very happy w/ the tank he is now- she took all the stuff she has in the 10 gallon and put in this tank - he will need bigger stuff in there cuz the stuff she has now is too small and he will out grow it-- she said she plans to go and get more stuff for him / her at the end of the month-- I probably gave her info over load -- I printed off nutrition info for him / her and the roaches - she can use that 10 gallon tank for her roaches -- there is only one place in Minn/ St Paul that sells that I can find dubia roaches -- thats Twin Cities Reptiles and I hear that store is awesome!! Petco has started selling horn worms -- 4 for $10 I told the girl that was too expensive-- I can get them from the place I order roaches from for 12 for $4.95-- Pet Supplies Plus also sells them but I didnt catch the price on them from there-- I cant believe how big the cities is and only one store there sells dubia roaches --- seriously? So spent around $80 there for Hiccup and her little one! That is my charitable cause for Xmas -- Kelly says we gave away around $300 of stuff to her--- well it was for a good cause -- now the story of the little one - she said she got it from her ex -- and this is sad and I am guessing he/ she died from a Resp Infection and if I had known what he had gone thru I would of suggested taking it to a vet and getting some critical care stuff --- but her BF had been spraying it w / a fogger so to speak cuz he had bought a chameleon-- water no heat and no UVB = death! 2 months old --- pathetic --- I am heartbroken just thinking about it! And to top it off she was taking it outside --- OMG---!!  So that is the story of the tank!
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Re: Story of little one that didnt make it

Postby CooperDragon » Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:58 pm

I'm sorry the little one didn't make it. Thank you for going through the effort of helping and also providing a better start for the new one. Twin Cities Reptiles is an excellent store btw. I bought my tank there and stop in once in a while. They have a huge collection of different reptiles as well.
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Re: Story of little one that didnt make it

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:04 pm

I was told that its an awesome store- anyway she is going to haft to get roaches from them and then she has a order coming in Jan of 200 from dubia roaches.com--

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Re: Story of little one that didnt make it

Postby CooperDragon » Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:10 pm

Ordering them online is usually a decent bet although tougher in the winter with cold weather shipping. I wish I had known there was a need. I just got back from St Paul a few hours ago. I would have brought enough of my roaches up there for them to start a colony.
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