Sorry just need to vent a little.
My two rosies, who ate like clockwork-every 7 days, 2 fuzzies each,
suddenly just *stopped* a week ago. Their temps, cages, etc, have not
changed.. so I'm not sure whats going on with them. Its so frustrating
to take the time to thaw their meal out to have them show absolutely
no interest in it! I tried 'bleeding' the fuzzies, no response. :( Not
sure whats wrong.. but they're both a good weight, so I'm just going
to give them another two weeks and see what happens.
On another note.. one of my corns (not the male, I KNOW why he won't
eat), a female, has also quit eating as of two weeks ago. She's one of
2 I got earlier this year from someone who really didn't take care of
them, and sold them as breeders-but they are waaayyy too small and
skinny to be breeders. My grump with these two is not only does the
female not eat well, but I have to hold a syringe full of water up to
her to get her to drink anything :( She refuses to leave the hide,
defecates in it and everything. The male is ok in both those things
(defs outside the hide and drinks his own water out of the dish) but
he's _still_ skinny and just doesn't seem to gain any weight. Should I
have him checked for worms? He's also had one *** shed-it came off
in pieces. The female's shed was just fine. Neither of them are used
to being handled and are _very_ jumpy, unlike my other two corns.
My BPs are doing good-one is fat and happy, getting ready to shed for
the 2nd time this month, but the female absolutely refuses to eat f/t
and live rodents are getting hard to find around here. (not to mention
expensive.) I've tried ***ing, braining.. nothing. She's half the
size of the male, still sheds good, and doesn't look too skinny.
My new rainbow is doing ok, took a mouse tonight-but its quite obvious
his previous owner fed him live mice (he has some *** scars) and he
isn't very handleable. The previous owner only had him since March,
and said he is pretty nippy.
Now my major grump is I'm a little fed up with getting animals from
people in such bad condition! There isn't much I can do about it after
they get here either, which makes it all the more difficult. The two
corns arrived here in horrible shape.. and so did the rainbow. Its
very frustrating feeling like all the animals I raised myself are in
pretty good condition (ie: fed well, healthy, right enclosure, etc),
and so many people out there are not taking care of their animals and
just selling them off when something bad happens to the animal or they
dont feel like feeding them anymore (of which they let them sit for
months at a time without food or dont feed them enough).
Anyone else feel like this? I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the
rainbow.. (for now he's in a nice, comfy enclosure with lots of
humidity, heat, and he's being fed well) I'm a little unhappy about
the condition he is in. I'm tempted to send him back to the seller,
but then I'd be sending back an animal that would probably die in his
care (since he claims he didn't see the scars I was talking about).
ok, I'm done ranting now.. Time to go feed the fat little gecko :)