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Posted by leprachaun13 on January 20, 2003 at 11:07:32:
In Reply to: Re: Underweight male auriculatus *PICS* posted by mikecoscia on January 20, 2003 at 10:00:16:
I haven't had that much experience with Aurics, but I've had the opposite situation. Both of my Aurics are from the same breeder, and had been started on crickets, and that's all that they've eaten thus far in life. The female is a year and a half old and the male is about six months, but neither ever show any interest in babyfood. They'll eat crickets all night long, but won't touch the babyfood if I leave it in overnight. The only way that I can get them to eat it is to take them out individually and put it close enough to their faces for them to stick out their tongues and lick it.
I don't think that this could cause any problems as they are both growing, and putting enough pudge in their waistlines. Just my observation, but just to make sure, do you think it would have any negative affects?
On a side note, the other day the small leachie that I adopted passed away. She had a previous episode of a calcium deficiency while under the care of her previous owner. She had been doing really well until the past couple days, and then when I went into her tank to pick her up she was cold. It's especially heartbreaking because I would take her out for almost an hour every day to make sure that she was eating enough. She had just started to put on a good amount of weight, and was growing pretty rapidly. So, R.I.P Matilda,
Good Luck with that Auric Mr. Gundy