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New to GTP and need a helping hand...

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Posted by: omega745 at Sat Jul 25 05:10:56 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by omega745 ]  
   

I obtained my first GTP back in May. Biak, less than a year old, and bright yellow in color.

I have been keeping other herps for some time now and this one seems to aggravate me the most. Here are the reasons:

Feeding: Since I got him in May, he has only eaten once. I have read that anoles/geckos are their natural prey and I have not tried feeding those yet due to the lack of success that others have reported. I usually get him hoppers and he is not interested one bit. When I whack him with the hopper he occasionally pseudo-strikes, but never grabs on.

Shedding: Also since I got him in May, he has never shed. Needless to say, my other herps shed every 5 weeks like clockwork, but with this guy, over 2 months later, still nothing. I keep the humidity between 50 and 80% by misting daily, but I have yet to see a shed.

He is also quite lethargic compared to other species I have kept. He has found one spot and stays there motionless and only moves if he wants a drink. When I got him, I had read that they're nocturnal and typically do their frolicking when its dark, but every time I look, he still hasn't moved...

Any advice you can give would be greatly appreciated. Thank you all in advance.


   

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