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Take him to the vet!!


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Posted by lytnin on April 29, 2003 at 02:34:31:

In Reply to: Signs of dying question : ( posted by peanutbuttermdc on April 28, 2003 at 18:17:41:

These are definately sure signs of being very, very ill. Try to force feed with a syringe, but (non-vet opinion) it really sounds like it is passed that remedy. He most likely needs severe medical attention.
Did you buy him like this? The reason I am asking is because it sounds like this is a problem that has been going on for a while.
This same thing happend with my first Uro. I bought her from a pet store, not knowing any better, and she came home with parasites. I let her go on too long w/o eating b/c I thought that she was just acclimating and it got really bad and she didn't make it. I took her to two vets b/c the first one didn't know what they were doing. And she was too young and weak to make it....I know this is a really hard thing to go through...
My advice: Take him to a vet with a good reputation and one with experience with Uromasytx immediately!
Hope all works out for you!
Julie

:I was just curious as to the signs of a Uro dying. I just bought a pair of Nigerians and the male looks worse and worse everyday. He's only eaten twice in 5 days. He is extremely thin; to the point where you can see all his bones. His tail is also very very thin. I have tried everything to get him to eat, but he simply won't. I know it takes time for acclimation, but he just doesn't seem to have any energy to even move. You can pick him up and put him anywhere and he'll just shut his eyes. He also sleeps/naps out in the open. He will sleep in a cave if you guide him into it. I am really worried and don't know what to do. Any advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

:-Marcie





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