I would do a fecal first before just administrating a dewormer -- it can do more harm than good - take a fecal in to the vet have them test it for parasites and go from there --- meds will effect their appetite --- and it can dehydrate them too -- you can try some small super worms on his salad too along w/ the BSFL --- the worms are all treat worms -- so you only want to give like 1-3 of them skip the wax worms silk are a good staple worm--Good news! I figured out a better way to mount the heat lamp so the screen is gone for now. Picture attached. Bad news is the light adjustment doesn’t seem to have done anything for his appetite.
The vet prescribed us a dewormer so as to “grasp at straws”. I haven’t started him on it yet because I wanted to ask if you guys thought it was worth trying? I don’t want it to have any adverse affect on him.
He’s not losing weight, still on his supplements. Waiting for bee pollen and BSFL to come in the mail. After that the last things I can think to try are the last insects we haven’t offered yet, like superworms, waxworms, and silkworms.
I love this little baby but god I really need him to start eating soon. The supplements + calcium are a bit pricey and he’s worrying me to death ):
Your basking light is it a bright white bulb -- no coating on it -- like a neodymium bulb--Hey all, I‘ve got an update!
Very happy to share that he finally shed a few days ago. We were very worried about him since he hadn’t after over a month of having him. He’s also slowly gaining weight.
He’s still completely disinterested in insects and greens though. We are still feeding him an omnivore mixture with water by syringe. Since my last post we have tried super worms (just because why not) and BSFL, both of which he showed no interest in. We have been offering him a variety of insects every day and the best reaction we get is he will lick them and then walk away. The bee pollen also finally came in and has not seemed to have any affect on his appetite.
Here’s a complete list of everything I’ve tried to feed him or offered:
-meal worms (tiny)
-black soldier fly larvae (both dead and alive)
-sweet potato baby food
-squash baby food
The very last thing we have coming in the mail soon is silk worms. I simply don’t know what to do after that. The lights are perfect, the temperatures are perfect, we took him for a fecal and he does not have parasites. He drinks water every day and poops regularly. I’m really at a loss unfortunately.
Again, he does not exhibit any traits of a sick or stressed lizard… he’s very friendly, likes handling, likes exploring the room, jumps and runs around, licks us etc. He doesn’t have a black beard, he doesn’t bob or gape, he sometimes waves. I have no idea what could possibly be keeping him from eating his insects and greens. Since this post has gone on for a long time let me just remind everyone: he ate a few crickets a day for a couple weeks and suddenly stopped.
TL;DR: He shed and is gaining weight which makes me feel somewhat relieved but still won’t eat a thing.