whidby island dragon is here! (ROCKY)

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greathouseFarm

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Yeah I was thinking the same thing... how did he get a pinky down. Must be all he knows...

You can mix the pedialyte 1 part to 3 parts water and then use that as the water to mix with the Rept-a-aid. The only thing about the pedialyte is it only last 48 hours so what you could do it sterilize an ice tray and fill it with pedialyte. That way you can take one cube out a day and use it. Works wonders. Don't worry about any proteins right now. You can wean him back on those later.
 

Jess

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Wow, I guess they weren't lieing about feeding him after all. :puke: That's disturbing.

I'm so happy to hear that he has enough energy to give you attitude, LOL!
 

mellu

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I can only imagine what kind of interaction the poor thing has had in his life, hopefully he gets used to you and your loving ways fast!
 

TASTIGER

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iv never used pedialyte before so this is all new to me :lol: im sure he thinks im a monster right now he wont lick it off his nose when i drip it on so i have to open his mouth and force feed him
 

greathouseFarm

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Be careful force feeding any liquids... he could aspriate (sp) it. Best to just find what he will lick readily and add the pedialyte to that. If you nudge his mouth open so he gets a taste maybe he will like it.
 

mellu

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I'd just pull the side of his lip down a bit and put a little there by his teeth, that should get him to lick his lips and he'll probably even like it! When I first had Lagu on Reptaid XL that's what I did and now when he's on it and he sees the syringe coming he will actually even jump to get it, at least if he ever gets sick I'll have a way to trick him into eating baby food!
 

TASTIGER

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thats what iv been doing mellu i put it like in the side of his mouth but hes just so weak hes having a hard time swallowing
 

TASTIGER

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oh heres some pictures of my crew this morning
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greathouseFarm

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If you feel like you need to be more forceful you could go ahead but it seems like he still has the will to eat just may not be hungry. Are you keeping track of how many ml of repta-aid/babyfood he is getting? That way you know if you should force feed at all. If you do decide to force feed it is best to get some type of canula or an actual feeding tube. You said your seeing the vet tomorrow though so I would wait until then. They can even show you how to do it. It's actually pretty easy once you learn. Not as hard as doing it to a seahorse I can guarantee you that! The vet is open on Memorial Day?
 

Puff2011

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That is an adorable little beardie family you have there. The middle pic is so cute! I love when they sleep with their arms back like that. Is it just me or do Rocky's craters on his head look a touch better? Keep up the good work.
 

TASTIGER

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i think his eye is lookin alot better today less pushed in. the vet that sees my 2 is open tomarrow thankgod i trust him compleatly
 

GeckoGarden

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TASTIGER":1yhahbkn said:
i think his eye is lookin alot better today less pushed in. the vet that sees my 2 is open tomarrow thankgod i trust him compleatly


Keep me posted on what the vet says, Ill be home sick all day, : ( Im still not getting updates for this tread for some reason

Can you get a close up of his eye?
 
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