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RE: Lethargic Hatchlings- Help please

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Posted by: PHLdyPayne at Thu Sep 15 19:28:21 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHLdyPayne ]  
   

hard to say whether they are just failing to thrive due to reasons out of your control, or something else is wrong. As it is, it sounds like they are either too cold, or too weak due to not eating for so long...If they have never been active and alert since coming out of the egg...unlikely they will survive no matter what. If they were active, eating for a few days or more then went down hill...I would be more inclined to think its a husbandry issue..either stress from being housed with others...and not yet having time to adjust to being separated from each other and the other babies.

Double check all your husbandry. House each one alone, in an appropriately set up cage. Make sure temps are right, and UVB is good. As they do seem to be willing to lap up water..add a little chicken broth to a eye dropper, (home made would be best, so its not full of salt as most pre made or powdered broth tends to be)This wil get a little nutrients into your dragon as well as keep them hydrated. Try small active feeders, like phoenix worms, small crickets or small butterworms. They may catch the babies interest and get them to eat.
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