It's painfully obvious to me now,

Chasen

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that my little one isn't going to make it long term. Got her in July and while he does eat, the appetite isn't what I'd expect it to be. Everything is as it should be regarding enclosure, humidity, lighting, temps, heat source and diet. There's just no growth. There was a 57 gm weigh in a few months ago that had me excited, but either the scale was off or she had a 6 gm poop inside. Actually, I haven't done a weigh in for a while as I just didn't want the disappointment. Today I again got a 51 gm reading and realized I'm just keeping him comfortable. I'm not sure how much time the little one has, but we'll make the best of it. I'm pissed and saddened that I was ignorant/uninformed about the proper starting of hatchlings and that I didn't buy from a reputable breeder instead of at a reptile show. Lesson learned. Thanx for letting me rant
 

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that my little one isn't going to make it long term. Got her in July and while he does eat, the appetite isn't what I'd expect it to be. Everything is as it should be regarding enclosure, humidity, lighting, temps, heat source and diet. There's just no growth. There was a 57 gm weigh in a few months ago that had me excited, but either the scale was off or she had a 6 gm poop inside. Actually, I haven't done a weigh in for a while as I just didn't want the disappointment. Today I again got a 51 gm reading and realized I'm just keeping him comfortable. I'm not sure how much time the little one has, but we'll make the best of it. I'm pissed and saddened that I was ignorant/uninformed about the proper starting of hatchlings and that I didn't buy from a reputable breeder instead of at a reptile show. Lesson learned. Thanx for letting me rant

Do the twice a day soaks in warm water with carrot baby food, maintaining the water warm thru the soak. There have been a couple of success stories in the forum, don’t give up!!!
 

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Don't give up. I've seen them come back from the brink. Try chopping up the food into very tiny pieces.
Thank you. I do chop the food up. Various greens, hibiscus leaves and flowers chopped and mixed in with the mazuri.
 

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Do the twice a day soaks in warm water with carrot baby food, maintaining the water warm thru the soak. There have been a couple of success stories in the forum, don’t give up!!!
Soaking in carrot baby food???
 

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Sorry man. We are here for you.

Whatever happens, at least you know it wasn't your fault and you did everything you could do to help. I'm still hoping for the best.
 

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Soaking in carrot baby food???
Yes. Every one will tell you that the carrot molecules are too big to be absorbed, but I'm telling you it works! If you faithfully soak three days in a row for at least a half hour you'll see an improvement after three days.
 

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that my little one isn't going to make it long term. Got her in July and while he does eat, the appetite isn't what I'd expect it to be. Everything is as it should be regarding enclosure, humidity, lighting, temps, heat source and diet. There's just no growth. There was a 57 gm weigh in a few months ago that had me excited, but either the scale was off or she had a 6 gm poop inside. Actually, I haven't done a weigh in for a while as I just didn't want the disappointment. Today I again got a 51 gm reading and realized I'm just keeping him comfortable. I'm not sure how much time the little one has, but we'll make the best of it. I'm pissed and saddened that I was ignorant/uninformed about the proper starting of hatchlings and that I didn't buy from a reputable breeder instead of at a reptile show. Lesson learned. Thanx for letting me rant


Don't give up @Chasen! I'm dealing with a previous owner neglect and tort that was/is pretty bad off. But I've seen improvement. Sometimes glaring, sometimes slight. Just take it one day at a time. And listen to @Yvonne G and @Tom and all the others... They are an endless source of knowledge. Carrot soaks work, as odd as it sounds. Real sunshine works, even for 10 minutes per day. I have a long way to go with my little one, but I just wanted your little one is depending on you. Best wishes and hugs to YOU @Chasen
 

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Yes. Every one will tell you that the carrot molecules are too big to be absorbed, but I'm telling you it works! If you faithfully soak three days in a row for at least a half hour you'll see an improvement after three days.
Would you please explain the process? The baby food is diluted or I'm soaking in baby food only?
 

Chasen

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Don't give up @Chasen! I'm dealing with a previous owner neglect and tort that was/is pretty bad off. But I've seen improvement. Sometimes glaring, sometimes slight. Just take it one day at a time. And listen to @Yvonne G and @Tom and all the others... They are an endless source of knowledge. Carrot soaks work, as odd as it sounds. Real sunshine works, even for 10 minutes per day. I have a long way to go with my little one, but I just wanted your little one is depending on you. Best wishes and hugs to YOU @Chasen
Thank you
 

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Can we have a pic? Presumably you got a hatchling.... For those with more experience, when has the most vulnerable time passed for a Leopard, past when it is likely to live to adulthood?
 
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