Urates are not passed with every urination.. it can be long periods between it..
as long as you are supplimenting their diet with calcium/vitd3 powders etc.. you'll be fine.
Urates appearing too often can be a sign of over-supplimenting... and not occuring at all, could be...
7 days left for these eggs... They are Green Tree Pythons , with potential for Red coloration.
All signs point to all 11 eggs being viable.. very exciting i'll be sure to post some pics when they start popping out!
11 eggs is a very large clutch even for large females to handle.. This...
Its with heavy sadness..
after not posting here for weeks now im forced to make this post..
to let the great people here know.. that after all we tried.. we were unable to bring Freddy's health into check.
We got him 4 or 5 months ago... and immediately knew he was not well.. after eye...
Yea , all in all he is improving..
but he's still one sick tort.
very little activity and his appetite is very limited..
We have a cold spell right now, cant get him outside n' it seems the only time he has interest in eating is when he's out there.
Hoping the warm weather comes back...
Well, its been 4 weeks since I removed the Bad Repti-Glo 10.0 bulb and put in a ReptiSUN 5.0 bulb in its place.
His eyes have healed up, but he's still soooooooo lethargic
He had worms, 2nd dose of worm medication is being done today. So thats taken care of
Because I know the 5.0 bulb...
My tortoise has recently been treated for a roundworm infection
due back in 2 weeks for a 2nd set of medication..( panacure)
However, its now been 9 days since he last ate anything substantial
(4 days ago he chewed on maybe 4 mouthfulls of grass and dandilion)
I fear that 2...
Fecal tests came back negative for presents of eggs from the worms
and there were no worms present in his stools till the other day , same day we returned to the vet and he was medicated.
I dont fault the vet for it really,
Just to report this morning he passed 3 more worms...
Yup round worm indeed
Panacur is indeed what was given
they had a hard time gettin him to open his mouth but they got it done
poor little guy has been through alot
and yes a follow up in 2 weeks for another dose of the medication.
April 30th is next visit.
I will likely have to be changing his enclosure out yet again
as today he pooped out a long thin white worm..
check the general tortoise forum for my post about this..
im guessing i have to swap out and wash down all his enclosure now..
give me a change to revamp things though
you all know for weeks now ive been up and down with this little guy
trying everything i can imagine to get him healthy
Vet trips and fecal exams came back all negative 3 weeks ago..
TODAY! he pooped out a HUGE long thin white worm ( like spaghetti noodle )
He's got WORMS! UGH...
I've been monitoring my young sulcata since the whole BAD UV light situation...
And he's still very lethargic and keeps his eyes close most of the day..
he stopped eating about a week ago...
Then.. in the last 2 days we've had really nice weather so I've made him a small...
If you just got the wee guy on Wed. Id think its likely still adjusting to its environment
was it Shipped to you? or did you pick it up from its previous owner?
shipping stresses the animal a bit more in the end and could make it take some extra time to "come out of its shell" so to speak.
he was weak and lethargic when we first got him,
has some decent pyramiding going on.. was not kept by a knowledgable reptile keeper..
so from the get go it was a battle to correct whatever was wrong..
up and down like a rollercoaster.
I hate acting like ive given up.. but i feel so...