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Posted by: Tony D at Fri Dec 14 11:49:38 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Tony D ]  
   

Well I lost a neonate today, the first one in years. I don't recall loosing another to not being able to get it to feed since I adopted my no scent on lizard method. This one just resisted any attempt to get it to feed or to keep down anything but the very smallest of meals. In the end I tried tubing feeding it, (which I've thought of going to anyway) but to no avail. I think the repeated stress of minuscule forced feedings was just too much for such a small creature.

Its not like I'm going to loose sleep over it but this is the side of the hobby I dislike. You bring these animals into the world and you feel accountable for them. It doesn't matter that my six month survival rate puts mother nature's to shame. I still feel like I failed the animal even though I suspect there was something to it that made it unfit.

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