Monday, May 4, 2015
Sunday, May 3, 2015
This may be hard to believe but I have never had a female rescue lay infertile eggs for me before. The girls I've rescued have laid eggs before coming to my house or after leaving my house, but never AT my house.
Chomps decided to lay me some eggs. Oh boy. This reminds me why boys are just easier to handle. :)
Friday, April 24, 2015
Grumps is overall doing better but still isn't gaining much weight. He will snuggle in a blanket with me at night but otherwise wants to be left alone. He loves his heat lamp and spends lots of time basking under it.
Chomps still looks and acts sickly. :( I treated her for pinworms and that helped her start to poop normally. She isn't very active and sleeps a lot. It almost seems like her kidneys or liver are not working right. I plan to give her another week and then I'll take her in for a blood test to see if something internal is going wrong.
She adores her blankie too. :)
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
I've been a blog slacker! Sorry!
Grumps still has his spastic moments but almost every night he lets me wrap him up in his blankie and snuggle him.
Chomps kept having severe diarrhea and so I did a fecal test on her, found some pin worms, and deformed her. She is still very thin and not super active, but she eats well and loves to snuggle.
Turbo got his stitches out and has learned to wear his leash. He is happy to go on walks and meet new people.
Georgie is still adorable!
Hermy has been eating great! She gets up early in the morning and walks to the back door to go outside.
Sancho got a clean bill of health at the vet today. He says she looks good & should still have a long healthy life.
Milo has had a really bloated belly, but a fecal test only showed a few coccidia. I'm treating him for that to see if it helps.
Max & Ziggy are anxiously awaiting summer so they can spend their days outside in their summer cages.
Finn is still a frightened spaz. He does let me wrap him in his blankie at night and cuddle him. He's in my shirt right now.
Here's me with FOUR snuggled beardies in my shirt -- Chomps, Grumps, Finn, & Milo.
And just for fun, here's my cute dogs:
I have foot surgery scheduled for the last Monday of April. I'll be unable to drive for two weeks and will wear a walking boot for up to 8 weeks. My rescue will be put on hold during my recovery. I'm hopeful that Chomps & Grumps will be well enough to foster by then, but we'll see.
Sunday, April 5, 2015
It's such a joy to introduce beardies to new wonderful things-- like good food & hot basking spots & sunny windows.
Today Chomps & Grumps got to sit in warm windows and bask. They were SO happy.
Both are eating better but still pooping out sand. Yuck! Grumps still adores being swaddled at night and calms right down.
Things are looking much better for them. I think they will be fine. :) I'm really good at fattening up beardies.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
So far today, Grumps & Chomps are looking and acting more lively. They both got 6 cc/mL of Pedialyte this morning and a small handful of greens.
Grumps, the male
Chomps, the female
They both love their heat lamps and mostly stay in the basking area. I'm guessing they were never got hot enough before now.
Friday, April 3, 2015
Grumps & Chomps are really lethargic today. I think the food they ate yesterday is shocking their system. Grumps was really bad looking last night and so I gave him a saline shot. He's so thin that I could hardly get the saline in him.
Today Chomps looks terrible and is hardly moving. I gave them both Pedialyte today but that seemed to make Chomps worse. So tonight I gave her a saline injection.
They are both so malnourished and underweight that I am hoping they make it. Another sad example of how an owner's ignorance can harm a bearded dragon.