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RE: Gonzos not drinking...

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Posted by: Carlton at Mon Mar 2 19:16:11 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Carlton ]  
   

I think you need to clarify your post BigDog. Veileds are NOT found in desert habitats. That is a misconception from the early days of veiled husbandry. They are found in heavily vegetated coastal river valley that get blanketed with quite a bit of fog rather than rain. Fog and dew condense on the shrub zones providing moderate humidity and drinking water. If you try to keep a veiled in low humidity as well as high heat (aka: desert) your chams won't do well. You are right about checking for signs of dehydration...if your cham shows no signs it is probably drinking when you aren't around to see it.

Check for skin "tenting", a casque that is hollowed rather than full looking, sunken eyes, problems shedding, rough papery paler skin, and heavy drooling when it is drinking. A dehydrated cham trying to drink will produce a lot of sticky clear saliva as it swallows.


   

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