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RE: Any help from experienced GTP fans?

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Posted by: gfx at Sat Jan 10 10:58:50 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by gfx ]  
   

That poor kid doesnt sound too good. You've got to take care of that prolapse immediately or the tissue will die. Here's some info on prolapse: http://www.finegtps.com/Care_sheets.html

Grounding and soaking isnt normal neonate behavior. The flaky skin is suspect too. Sounds like your environment may not be keeping the animal hydrated properly. There's also the possibility of parasites, internal and/or external.

Its really hard to guess what to tell you, but from what I read, I'd start by putting a wet washcloth at the bottom of a plastic container and put him in and put the closed container back in his habitat on the cool side. Dont put much water, just enough to soak the cloth, these guys are more adept at drowning themselves than other species. That will keep the prolapse tissue moist while you work on getting it to retract and will help hydrate him. If you can get the prolapse to correct itself, he may have a chance. If its still there by tomorrow, you'll probably need the vet to fix it.

Could you post a few pix of your setup? That may help pinpoint problems you can correct so this doesnt happen again. The one thing you do that I dont do is night drop the temps so drastically. I dont night drop the neo at all, but that shouldnt cause dehydration and prolapse issues.

good luck.
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