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Old 08-20-03, 01:39 PM   #13 (permalink)
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The basking is probably a very good sign, Wrath. When reptiles feel very ill, they will refuse to bask because that lowers their metabolic rate and so they feel less bad, kind of the human equivalent of taking a pain or sleeping pill and just trying to sleep it off. Those injected fluids work nearly instantly and can make a huge difference. I'll bet his belly feels much better now.

Waxworms are fairly mild on a digestive system that's been plagued by dehydration so they are a good starter food but I do think that more nutritious foods need to be added once he's passing nicely formed and solid poop. Giving too much protein while the digestive system is low on fluids will just challenge it so wait until the poop normalizes some and don't introduce new foods too quickly or he might have a setback in the diarrhea.
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