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Still not eating

Discussion in 'Black and White Tegu Discussion' started by evan k, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. evan k

    evan k Member

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    Hi. I just want to ask again for help. My tegu hasn't eat anything for a week. The last food she has eaten since a week ago are two mices. For the last 3 months she wont eat anything beside mice that i give her every once a week. I tried to starve her so she will accept another food. Two days ago i offered her a boiled egg but she refuse it. Today i tried a mash papaya with scrambled egg but she wont accept it again. Should i offer the same food tomorrow or i have to give up and give her mice again? Thanks and sorry for my bad english
  2. AlphaAlpha

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    try giving a mouse that has being put in a bowl with some kind of bloody organ meat Or soft boiled egg .... Hopefully she will still eat the mouse but get a taste for the other things that are there too as the mouse will have the scent and be covered in some form of what you mixed it with.
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    What are your temps is she basking and pooping. Maybe she just likes whole prey nothing wrong with that. Have you tried sardines that’s been canned in water, wet high quality canned dog food like zygnature. A nice bloody combo of beef liver and ground turkey.
  4. evan k

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    I live in equatorial region so as far as i know the air temperature is around 28-30 c degree. It is been almost 3 years since i let her cage free in my house.

    Sometimes she is basking at morning or at the noon, but like only just for 5 minutes or so. After basking she usually go to her favorite plafe which is under my rack which is kinda dark and damp. I guess she feel cool there and kinda similar to underground condition which adult tegu fond to

    I usually take him to bath once or twice a week. She usually poop two or three times a week. And if you say there is nothing wrong with feeding just a live prey, i guess it is okay then since i am not giving mices to her very oftenly.. i always dust them with vitamin and calcium so maybe it is okay?
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    Well thanks again for all of your suggestion! Might give it a shot with some kind of internal organs..
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    Oh yeah and about sardines she usually accept it. But now she wont anymore. And she usually like to eat dog food that is in pellet form
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    we went through the same thing, 3 months only water, took him to the vet 300$, the next day he started eating. As long as they are drinking water and pooping you should be fine, if there is no poop for a week he might be clogged and that could be very dangerous, then I would go to the vet, or at least call and ask

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