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I really need some help, please!

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Posted by: waspinator421 at Thu Apr 14 10:47:33 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by waspinator421 ]  
   

So here's the story. I dropped a LOT of cash on an adult 1.2 trio of Isabels back in Summer of 2010. The females had the potential to be gravid, and therefore were not eating. In Novemberish one the the females gave birth to 2 stills, one weak live baby that died a week later, and a few slugs. She then died a couple weeks after that. The breeder thought she may have been bound up with the rest of the babies.

The other female ended up not being gravid, but still to this day has not eaten one thing.... not even interested. The male ate one thawed rat pup right away, and hasn't eaten anything since. However, they both are VERY willing to snap an bite at me, so I know they have the energy, lol!

I've tried various sized mice and rats, both live and dead. I recently got my hands on some frozen chicks and they turned up their noses at those too. The breeder said they were eating very well on thawed rats, and is at a loss as to why they won't eat for me.

They still have fairly good body weight, but not as hefty as they were when they came in.

They are being kept in a large sterilite tub, with a damp moss hide a large water dish and newspaper for substrate. The room temp is around 70-75, and the heated end is set at 85.

I am ready to pull my hair out with these two. I seriously would not have spent all that $$ had I known this would be the result. I am worried for these remaining two, as I really do not want them to die. They are absolutely breathtaking animals and it would be a shame to lose their genes.

Can anyone help me??


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