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WDreptile
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 Sick water monitor, help!!

My baby Asian water monitor i got only had for a week I got him and he’s very skinny, he is 29gs will not eat, or explore or anything he sits in his water completely submerged, so I have to watch him and he hides or sleeps most of the days, 120 basking heat, hot side is 90-94• and cool sides 85-88• with some hides and big water dish



07/29/17  04:10pm

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Dpauldylan777
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  Message To: WDreptile   In reference to Message Id: 2320932


 Sick water monitor, help!!

Are you trying to hand feed if so, put crickets or food in the cage and walk off and does it run away from you ?



11/29/17  01:13pm

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Bughuul
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  Message To: WDreptile   In reference to Message Id: 2320932


 Sick water monitor, help!!

Baby waters tend to be fairly easy to stress out. And, in my experience, when stressed they will often spend a few hours hiding under water where they feel comfortable. You can bump your basking temp up a bit and see if that helps, but mostly I’d say to avoid interacting with him unless it’s entirely necessary until he gets more acclimated to his new enclosure. Share some details about your setup and it would be a bit easier to narrow down the cause if there is something besides just stress that’s causing it. Also, pics always help.



11/29/17  07:21pm

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EdAtha
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  Message To: WDreptile   In reference to Message Id: 2320932


 Sick water monitor, help!!

Is your Asian water monitor CB or wild caught? It could be many different issues depending on those factors. If it was mine I would take to the vet as soon as possible and rule out parasites and worms. Make sure humidity levels are above 70%. And on the cool side of the cage I would let temp down to 78 degrees. And put some moss down and keep damp he will hide in it and will help hydrate him if dehydrated. Time is critical with babies so don’t wait tell to late to go to the vet!



01/29/18  07:13pm


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