5 Year Member
- Aug 31, 2012
- Location (City and/or State)
- Surprise, AZ
greyshirt said:If he was an adult I would agree with Dennis. Babies die much quicker just like human babies do. He needs emergency care, and gavage(force feeding) and vitamin injections get the nutrients in the body much faster. Some low fat canned dog food sprinkled with calcium would be good in the beginning. As others have said warm soaks, lots of sunshine. Wax worms etc. don't have a lot of calcium, so feeding calcium soaked greens to the worms is also a good idea. With proper care he should pull out of it, although it may take some time and patience.
Thanks for the encouragement! Meal worms are eating their last meal..hopefully. All good and calcium powdered. How long should they be in there eating it? Should I just put a few in there that I plan on feeding that day or put them all on it and take them out of that packing stuff?
yagyujubei said:Dog food is fine too. I feed my babies dog or cat food about once a week. I think all you have to do is get this guy eating regularly, and I'll bet his shell will get back to pretty much how it should look. Right now, I would offer food (different types) several times a day. See what he'll eat. Keep him warm, Sunlight or UVB light. He probably won't bast, but even a little would be of benefit. Water, enough that he can soak. If he wants to sleep, get him up and feed him.
Won't bast? Bask? So don't let him sleep?