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Posted by Tim Madsen on January 22, 2003 at 17:17:12:
In Reply to: ANOTHER not eating question :) posted by martha on January 22, 2003 at 14:53:01:
:Hi All - I know this subject tends to get batted around a lot on this forum but now I'm in the position to question ...
:Harley is a young Western - born ~ July 14th. He's been eating weekly and for the past 3 feedings his meals went from 1 f/t pink to 2! I had been SO pleased that I wasn't having any feeding issues ...
:That was 4 weeks ago ... At first when he didn't come out to eat I blew it off - no big deal first week. Second week started getting worried that not only did he not eat, but he wasn't cruising his tank regularly anymore. Third week I dug him out of his hiding and noticed that he seemed to be experiencing a difficult shed. I soaked him a bit and the rest of the shed came off fine. Still he wasn't interested in eating. When I put him back in his enclosure he made the rounds and then buried himself. I thought everything would go back to normal but over the fourth week I didn't see him once and he didn't eat again this past weekend.
:SO - should I be worried? Should I just monitor his weight and keep offering food on a regular basis? Should I not offer food until I start seeing some action again?
:Any advice or opinion is appreciated!
As long as it appears healthy in every way besides not feeding, don't worry. Keep offering food every week, but don't be surprised if it doesn't eat until spring. Hope this helps,