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RE: ugh! Respiratory infection

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Posted by: -ryan- at Sun Nov 20 08:48:25 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by -ryan- ]  
   

It sounds like you really know what you're doing, so there should be no problems there. I too am guilty of sometimes letting my work/what little social life I have get in the way of keeping my reptiles healthy. That's actually why my bearded dragon is in not-so-good condition. I was younger and dumber when I got him, so after the so-called 'charm' wore off that I had gotten a reptile, I kind of forgot about him, except for putting food in his cage. That's something that's just unacceptable though, and I realize I was stupid for doing that to him. Luckily I found that it wasn't just the 'charm' I was looking for, but really a long-lasting companion, so I've been pampering him and the rest of the reptiles.

But the temps were still something I wasn't really thinking about, and because of that, when my mali uromastyx's tank got a little bit too hot this summer, I think I might have caused some thermal burning on her back She was a rescue who already had third degree burns on her back because a heat lamp fell on her, so she does have skin that is much more sensitive than others', but it was still a very dumb mistake for me to make.


Now I'm getting more into my career as a musician, and I have to be very careful that doesn't get in the way of taking care of my lizards and my russian tortoise. I teach drums/percussion on tuesdays, as well as a little on thursdays and mondays, and starting tomorrow I will be extremely busy with a professional drumming job until the new year. That's the kind of thing I have to be careful with.

Great looking tortoise by the way! My russian tortoise is really my dad's tortoise, so he will probably stay with my parents after I move out, so I think when that happens, I might buy a baby redfooted tortoise to raise. They seem like a great species.


   

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