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RE: EMERGENCY! Sick CWD! PLEASE help!

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Posted by: dianedfisher at Fri Dec 22 12:11:12 2006  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by dianedfisher ]  
   

Stress from shipping/relocating and rehousing a new herp is not uncommon without the 4 hrs in the cold. CWD can stand temps down to 65. His cage is too small. He needs an ambient temp range of 70-75 in a cool area and 84-88 with a 90-94 basking spot on the warm side. His water should be around 77F and not located near the basking light. Since he was "cold" upon arrival, I would keep his temps at the maximum (88F) on the warm side round the clock for his first week to ward off a respiratory infection. Other than changing his water and checking up on him, I would let him acclimate for 5-7 days before becoming unduly concerned. the toes are a common mishap and not usually correctable. Giving him heat (as well as a cool spot to retreat to if he desires) as well as a clean water source is all you can go for him now. Sitting around mouth gaping (open mouthed) is a sign of developing RI and will require vet intervention.
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