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Posted by: GrotesqueBurgess at Mon Jun 11 18:20:13 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by GrotesqueBurgess ]  
   

Do I need to worry that my adult male plated lizard hasn't been eating for a few weeks if he is still in good body condition? If so... what are some tricks to get him back eating (he's never had a problem before) and do I need to consider force-feeding, because I am concerned that that will be really difficult (he is big and has enormous jaw pressure) and I have no idea how to go about it.

Background info: his diet consists of calcium/vitd/multi-vitamin dusted canned insects (including canned crickets, mealworms, dragon-fly nymphs, snails, grasshoppers, etc). He lives in a 55 gallon terrarium with a bedding mixture of bedabeast mixed with aspen shavings. He has a uva/uvb light (how often do i need to replace the bulb for the uva/uvb to stay strong?), a cyramic-light heater and a plant grow bulb. He also has a large waterbowl that i use repti-safe water conditioner and electrolyte additive with. He has a hide-box and a basking log.

Does anybody have any clue why he isn't eating?
What can I do about it?
When should I worry about it?
Am I doing something wrong or missing something?

any help would be appreciated.


   

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