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Rescue Ig not wanting to eat

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Posted by: Rosebuds at Thu Oct 23 19:03:51 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Rosebuds ]  
   

I have a rescue ig that came into my shelter last Friday. Its a young Mexican spiny tail of some kind, about 2-3 feet long. It was found roaming a parking lot and was covered in oil and tar. He is thin, but is better hydrated now. I have a great home lined up for him, but in the meantime, I am having a hard time getting him to eat. He will only eat silkworms and NO greens! I know that feeders are not good for green igs. Can anyone advise me on this ig? I put the worms in his salad and if they wiggle down into it, he will not eat them. Any ideas? Are these particular igs more insectivore when they are young?

He is under a Megaray MVB
He is in a finch flight cage that is half covered by a sheet
He is probably wc based on his behavior
I am trying to feed him a variety of dark leafy greens and fruit

Here is a pic taken after his third de-oil bath



   

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