Champ? (for Whiskersmom)

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TheSmpsnsG85

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aww! he looks so good!! I wish my male was that big!! I am jealous!! Brain is very undersized from being malnurished for most his life. but He never regained much body weight like champ did, Brain thickened out some, but is a 'female' sized male! Champ needs to come teach Brain a thing or two!
 

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melissajo29":1a84e said:
what a wonderful recovery! he's gotten so big since you got him-what are his before and after weights?
awesome job-he looks so much happier! :blob5:

I seriously don't have a clue about the weights....my beardie scale doesn't go up that high. :oops: I do need to take him to the vets soon for a check up so I'll get a weight on him then.
As for his recovery I think it's all due to his huge will to live. He couldn't even walk on his own when I first got him but the light in his eye's was always there and he never fought me on the syringe or medications, it's like he knew I was doing what was best for him.

aww! he looks so good!! I wish my male was that big!! I am jealous!! Brain is very undersized from being malnurished for most his life. but He never regained much body weight like champ did, Brain thickened out some, but is a 'female' sized male! Champ needs to come teach Brain a thing or two
Tell Brain to just eat everything he see's and do it all day long!!!! He'll get fat on ya! :wink: Honestly, I feel kind of guilty because everything I've read says to feed them once a day but I find myself checking his bowl several times a day to make sure there's food in it so that he can eat all day long. I think we are both still traumatized by his starvation and can't stop the madness!
Brain knows that big things come in smaller packages. :D
 

TheSmpsnsG85

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Tell Brain to just eat everything he see's and do it all day long!!!! He'll get fat on ya! :wink: Honestly, I feel kind of guilty because everything I've read says to feed them once a day but I find myself checking his bowl several times a day to make sure there's food in it so that he can eat all day long. I think we are both still traumatized by his starvation and can't stop the madness!
Brain knows that big things come in smaller packages. :D
He's little, but he's a stud!! HAHA. And he already does eat everything in sight!! He is a little piggy! But I do wish I was home to feed him several times a day, I bet he would eat. And really, I never understood the whole 'feed once aday' thing, because in the wild they graze all day long. :roll: But I suppose they are the experts!
I know he won't eat much right now, he is hurting pretty bad with the broken hand.
 

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He's little, but he's a stud!! HAHA. And he already does eat everything in sight!! He is a little piggy! But I do wish I was home to feed him several times a day, I bet he would eat. And really, I never understood the whole 'feed once aday' thing, because in the wild they graze all day long. But I suppose they are the experts!
I know he won't eat much right now, he is hurting pretty bad with the broken hand.
I just bet he is....stud/piggy and all things good in iggyville!!! :lol:

You're right, they do graze all day long so why would we limit them? Hmmm, something to think about I guess. :roll:

I'm so sorry, I probably already should know this but what happened to Brain's hand? :(
 

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whiskersmom":b92ea said:
I'm so sorry, I probably already should know this but what happened to Brain's hand? :(
We actually don't know. I noticed his hand was swollen one morning. And I know it wasn't like that the day before, because I have an obsession with lizard hands, I think they are adorable. Everytime I pet him, i touch his hands. So, I would have noticed before. We took him to the vet and he fractured his third metacarpal in his left hand. There are pics of his x-ray and hand splint in the photo expressions section. I believe the thread is called "my poor handsome man"
 

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This counter top that is outside of Champs 'room' has become his favorite spot. I put down slate and then put a human grade heating pad, wrapped in a receiving blanket with a spot light for heat from above. He sleeps there alot and doesn't appreciate me waking his Highness up!!!!

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Notice how he's starting to stand up and become the "big man" saying 'back off, i need my beauty sleep'?
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Hello Sherri,

GREAT job with Champ! He looks absolutely awesome! :blob8: He is such a big handsome man now!
I knew that he would make it through all of that with you.


Tracie
 

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Awwww Tracie, thanks so much....I had my doubts in the beginning but he sure did pull through, didn't he? :D It's great how he went from being so frail to the king of his world now. Looking back, it's been an awsome experience, not that I advocate neglecting an animal but if I ever had the chance to do it again, I'd do it in a heart beat! :D
 

Drache613

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Hello Sherri,

Well, Champ just needed a kind soul such as YOU to take him in. Look at him he is thriving! He looks so happy & content now. That is so awesome. Rescues can be very rewarding, that is for sure.

Tracie
 
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