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Blue, the Red Tegu - Not Eating

Discussion in 'Red Tegu Discussion' started by James Ledbetter, May 14, 2019.

  1. James Ledbetter

    James Ledbetter Member

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    So now we're getting concerned because our baby red tegu hasn't eaten. We are going on 2 weeks now, since we brought him home. Is this okay or is our concern valid?
  2. firfy

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    Is he pooping/peeing and getting enough water?


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  3. James Ledbetter

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    I have not notice poop and not sure about peeing. The water bowl gets low and we have refilled it multiple times. Not sure if it's from him drinking it, splashing around, or evaporation. The water is not on the heat sid . Maybe I need to put a game camera up for a day or 2.
  4. firfy

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    Try to see if he is drinking because if he isn’t urates will block his system causing him to not eat and poop


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  5. firfy

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    Also how recently did you get him?


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  6. James Ledbetter

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    We got him 2 sundays ago
  7. firfy

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    Ok he may just still be a little stressed out or scared because he just came home with you not so long ago


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  8. Walter1

    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club 5 Year Member

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    What're temps for bask, area, and hide, please?
  9. James Ledbetter

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    The bask is between 90 and 100. The bask is in the mid 70s
  10. James Ledbetter

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    He stays buried pretty much all the time. Came out this weekend and we were able to have him out of the cage.
  11. Walter1

    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club 5 Year Member

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    They're generally not out for long anyway. Mine will bask and wander for a few hours a day. Four hrs is typical in the summer.
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