Posted by Jenn on 5/12/2016, 4:00 pm, in reply to "MBD" 188.8.131.52
It cannot for the life of me figure out how to post pictures on this site. I cut all his food fine- mush this morning and really piled it. That seemed to help. Ill sit with him and drink my coffe, when it gets too hard for him to eat he'll look at me and I'll go pile it up again. He gets natural sun every day, weather permitting and has a Mercury vapid bulb over his iguana tree which he loves! He seems a bit dehydrated which is why I am offering him more lettuces and fruits then normal, as well as a good soak. He's also getting a vitamin spray on all his foods. He does seem a bit more active today. Let me clarify a few things. One, the overall room temp stays between 70-75. Normally closer to 75. His perch is approximately 4'x4'x4' and ranges anywhere from 80-95, for basking and incLudes his little pond for drinking and bathing. I wish I could post a picture. I have a 75 gallon aquarium in which he enjoys watching, three box turtles, which are like rocks to him, and a chameleon, which he's not even sure exists. He cannot get into any of the other enclosures and he rarely gets down from his perch. In fact, I have yet to see him come off of his perch. Which is a little troublesome to me. He has eaten a lot more today, which has been my main concern. Any ideas as to how long until I should see a weight increase? He is very small. I was told that his last owner had him for about four or five years, and the owner before that had him for five years so he's about ten. But snout to tail he is not even three foot long. He will be retiring with me. I won't let him be passed from owner to owner, especially now that he is older. I hate when people do this. It is so stressful for them. My one box turtle, spike, he came to me on a complete whim. The lady had him for about a year and thought him to be a Russian tortoise. He lived in a small two foot by one foot enclosure, with no heat bulb, no UVB, barely room to move. He had an upper respiratory and phneumonia. It took me eight months to get him to a point where I though he would live. And there's no telling how old he is, where he came from, or how many people he's been passed through. It's so sad.