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Re: help!


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Posted by Raymond Moreno on February 02, 2003 at 14:59:31:

In Reply to: help! posted by paulvanm on February 02, 2003 at 12:47:04:

Paul,

how old is she? And have you recently purchased her and introduced her to a new environment?

I ask this because when they are young and placed into a new enclosure, it may take a while for them to adjust, hence their appetites will also subside for a while. And if that's the case, be patient. A healthy animal will not starve irself to death. So continue leaving food out for her, and she will eventually eat.

You could also try giving her "Para-Zap" in the liquid form. (Mix it with water, boil it, and serve it to her in a "tea-form" with a syringe). This will help to increase her appeteite. (Lord willing, I'll be doing some tests on the effects "Para-Zap" has on parasite reduction [of various types], in the not so distant future). And if you need something ASAP, there are a few other "appetite stimulators" on the market. (Ask your herp vet for a recommendation).

And very lastly...it could be an illness. She may be sick with parasites, or it could be a myriad of other possibilities. So find a good veterinarian in your area (establish a good rappor with him/her), and see when you can take-in a fecal sample. Sometimes (if it's an initial visit), they will request that you bring-in the animal as well - but not always.

And very, very, lastly...it's great that you're asking for "advise" on these forums. But reember, we're not herp doctors (DVM's), and our responses should not be the SOLE SOURCE for treatment. (Sometimes they're pretty good "guesses"...but you should NOT depend on our advice for the treatment of your critters).

Hope this helped, Paul. (A "nudge" in the right direction).

In Christ: Raymond

:My female crestie is not eating crickets or gaining weight! Has anyone else had this problem? What should I do to get her to gain weight and eat bugs?





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