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RE: Some info

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Posted by: mothermastiff at Thu Feb 17 11:08:08 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by mothermastiff ]  
   

OK, so you think he WILL accept cut pieces of worm from a hemostat? Should I hold him while offering it, or hold it up to his face and hope he won't rush past my hand to escape his container? Would he "get" that they are food and eat whole worms after that, or should I keep cutting them up and hand feeding to him?

How much food should he get, and how often?

Are waxworms the same thing as the mealworms the local pet stores sell? I got some mealworms last night to try.

He hasn't eaten anything since I discovered him, I now have three areas of food in his gigantic Ziploc bag which he has not touched, a small cockroach caught wild, two crickets, and three mealworms.

(Kept him in the giant laundry bag I found him in, just removed the dirty clothes, so he wouldn't escape while I collected and set up a terrarium.)

VERY worried, he is less green than he was three days ago.

I sprayed him with water which he has absorbed thru his skin or drunk droplets from the plastic. He looks less desiccated now. But still very thin and ribby.

I have a 10-gal terrarium for him that he goes into today, but am terrified he could get out when I feed, and he would have no chance against my two cats.

REALLY want to save this little guy.

1. Do I hold him to feed the cut up worms to him or not?

2. Are mealworms the same as waxworms? Will he eat them?

3. How many worms should he eat a week, and does he
eat every day, or less often?

In 6 weeks I will be back in FL, and will return him to the sheep farm, where he can eat the food he's used to....

Thanks! laurie (Mother Mastiff)


   

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