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    He seems to be ok, i think he is in semi...

    He seems to be ok, i think he is in semi hibernation. Was very active today so I took him out on grass. He went very odd, sitting on my feet, gaping his jaws when I tried to pick him up and...
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    Well, I took him to the vet and as usual he was...

    Well, I took him to the vet and as usual he was the star of the show, although the African Grey Parrot wasn't too keen on him (possibly because it thought he was a predator). Got in with the vet and...
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    Breathing and Hibernating?

    I have had Priscus about a year and to be honest I'm beginning to wish I hadnt bothered.

    All its been is constant unremitting worry and stress, mostly unneccessary on my part, about this animal....
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    Sticky: I should add I have checked the tap water and...

    I should add I have checked the tap water and chlorine is negligible. I dont know what else to do.
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    Sticky: 5189 Best I could manage, I dont know if it...

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    Best I could manage, I dont know if it will work..
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    Sticky: Things aren't going well. First Vet didnt know...

    Things aren't going well. First Vet didnt know what was wrong with Draco, just basically gabbled - the other one thought it was something cornsnakes got to do with shedding problems. I have read...
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    Sticky: Can't post from YouTube. Will try put on laptop...

    Can't post from YouTube. Will try put on laptop and do that way. Still doing it, head twitches more often, but singly each time. Eating OK, pooping between once a day and once every two. Vet looked...
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    Sticky: I think the phosphorus had solved the problem, no...

    I think the phosphorus had solved the problem, no head twitches today. I managed to feed some salmon earlier with the old dust on it.. He seems a little sleepy but otherwise OK. One thing is a...
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    Sticky: I might have found the reason. Phosphorous...

    I might have found the reason. Phosphorous deficiency. Stuff I was using to dust food changed formulation minus Phosphorus. Checked labels carefully and new stuff = no phosphorus. Will change back...
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    Sticky: Well, I managed to get a video of the head...

    Well, I managed to get a video of the head twitch but I can't upload it, apparently I'm not logged in then it locks up the site. I'm starting to get seriously worried. I'm doing all I can, and it...
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    Sticky: Well I tried something yesterday. He was curled...

    Well I tried something yesterday. He was curled up with me from 10am to half 3 and no twitch. So it's either to do with heat, which is 105-111 or uv. Another question, he's growing fast so far as I...
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    Sticky: It's kind of a long story. The shop I got him...

    It's kind of a long story. The shop I got him from gave me a varanid care sheet and seemed totally inept. I thought I was getting a baby but he was already 6 in from nose to vent. He's not friendly...
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    Sticky: odd 3pm mega twitch.

    I've noticed recently that priscus has a huge twitch just once at around 3pm every day like clockwork. It's easiest described as being like a big sneeze. It only ever happens once but it's a whole...
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    I don't know if it signifies regarding...

    I don't know if it signifies regarding hibernation but he doesn't seem adverse to heat at all and he's eating normally. He usually manages a chunk of salmon one or two fuzzies and some breakdowns. He...
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    Well there's good news and bad news. I found out...

    Well there's good news and bad news. I found out why priscus was going berserk in viv. Two pieces of wood. Took them out this morning and he's sat in the cold end on the top of temporary hide.....
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    Jemma & Priscus

    Hi All

    I've a new Tegu (Priscus) and there is a little bit of a story behind things so I could do with some advice.

    He's 23" long nose to tail and I am feeding him on salmon, mealworms, ...
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