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Update and no progress

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Posted by: Linda G at Thu Nov 18 18:57:13 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Linda G ]  
   

I took all of the steps in the last post and still no eating.
I have moved him to a small rubbermaid container and have taken away the heat bulb but left the Reptisun 5.0. His temps are about 80 degress during the day and humidity is much higher at 60-70%. At night I use the lid over the majority of his habitat and it says about 70-80% humidity and 74 degrees. I have been soaking him daily in a mixture of Pedialyte and Ensure. When I pull him out to soak him he is wide eyed and pissed off so the increased humidity is doing good things. I have tried the following: Reptomin, greens, veggies, fruit, worms, waxworms, dog food,cat food and hard boiled eggs. As soon as I place him back in his habitat he runs for cover and buries himself until the next time I pull him out. He is still at 50 grams today. Is the pedialyte and ensure enough for nutrition?

Any other thoughts? I even tried a different trick that came from a fellow turtle person and it did not work. I am wondering at this point if I should have my exotic vet tube feed him. I am in awe that he is looking so good after not eating in so long.

Linda


   

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