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 Post subject: Re: Lunar.
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:45 am 
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That's brilliant news :D :D

Sounds like she's well on the road to recovery.

Keep up the great work.

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 Post subject: Re: Lunar.
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:30 pm 
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I male Rankin called Button. 16 months old, Sadly passed away.
1 Blood red rainbow 1/2 cross Bearded Dragon called Solar 2 years old.(Male)Sadly passed away.
1 Bearded Dragon called Lunar 3 years old. Male!
I bearded dragon called Nando 2 year old Female
1 old Ginger Tom cat called Cookie.16 years.
Hi Mark.
Yes she is doing really well.
I am so proud of her. Hopefully we can start breeding in a few weeks.
Terri x x x


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 Post subject: Re: Lunar.
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:30 pm 
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I male Rankin called Button. 16 months old, Sadly passed away.
1 Blood red rainbow 1/2 cross Bearded Dragon called Solar 2 years old.(Male)Sadly passed away.
1 Bearded Dragon called Lunar 3 years old. Male!
I bearded dragon called Nando 2 year old Female
1 old Ginger Tom cat called Cookie.16 years.
Hi.
Lunar's had a bit of a grumpy day today.
She's not eaten very much and is shedding like crazy. I've tried her with all her favourite foods but all she would eat was one locust.
She seems alright when she is out of her tank and runs around but as soon as I put her back in she looks miserable.
Normally shedding doesn't bother her and she never usually refuses food. She drank some water earlier and is pooping normally.
Her wound is healing very well, the swelling has gone down and it looks a normal colour. I am still cleaning it daily with iodine solution until the stitches are out.
She just doesn't seem herself at the moment.
I'll see what she's like tomorrow and if I'm not happy with her I will ring the vet.


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 Post subject: Re: Lunar.
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:06 am 
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Blue Tongue Skinks: Teal (F), Cinnamon (?)
Giant Mexican Horned Lizards: Linus (M), Louis (M)
Uromastyx: Brian (M), Chloe (F), Kora (F), Kami (M), Melody (F), Murray (M), Omar (M)
I think the shed is most likely causing her to be grumpy. It's not uncommon for their mood to change and for them to stop eating when they shed. If you can mist her skin (without getting the wound wet) for a couple of days that should help.

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 Post subject: Re: Lunar.
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:45 pm 
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I male Rankin called Button. 16 months old, Sadly passed away.
1 Blood red rainbow 1/2 cross Bearded Dragon called Solar 2 years old.(Male)Sadly passed away.
1 Bearded Dragon called Lunar 3 years old. Male!
I bearded dragon called Nando 2 year old Female
1 old Ginger Tom cat called Cookie.16 years.
Hi Mark
Lunar is a lot better today. :D
She has eaten loads today. About 6 large locust, 3 morio worms, a handful of greens and she even caught and ate 4 Dubia roaches.
I checked with the vet last week and she said it was ok to put her in the bath as long as I cleaned the bowl before and after her bath and I put some Iodine on her wound once she was dry.
I gave her a good soak today and she seemed to really enjoy it. Quite a bit of the dry skin has come off since her bath.
She is a lot more relaxed, I think she must have been having an off day just like we do.
Terri x x x


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 Post subject: Re: Lunar.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:48 pm 
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I male Rankin called Button. 16 months old, Sadly passed away.
1 Blood red rainbow 1/2 cross Bearded Dragon called Solar 2 years old.(Male)Sadly passed away.
1 Bearded Dragon called Lunar 3 years old. Male!
I bearded dragon called Nando 2 year old Female
1 old Ginger Tom cat called Cookie.16 years.
Hi all.
Lunar is continuing to do really well.
Her wound looks quite well healed now. Back to the vets next week for a check up and hopefully stitches out.
I will be glad to be able to get her tank back to what it was. I'm sure she is missing her plastic cactuses and rocks.
I weighed her on wednesday and she is 648g, Solar is 613g.
All this has not really affected her appetite, apart from the odd day. She was disgusted with me this morning. Normally I put a few sprigs of watercress on top of her other leaves but there was none left so I put pea shoots on top instead. She dived into her dish as usual, realised there was no watercress and ran to the front of her tank staring at me in disgust.
Must remember to put watercress on the shopping list.
Terri x x x


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 Post subject: Re: Lunar.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:41 pm 
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I male Rankin called Button. 16 months old, Sadly passed away.
1 Blood red rainbow 1/2 cross Bearded Dragon called Solar 2 years old.(Male)Sadly passed away.
1 Bearded Dragon called Lunar 3 years old. Male!
I bearded dragon called Nando 2 year old Female
1 old Ginger Tom cat called Cookie.16 years.
Hi All.
Had Lunar to the vets on wednesday for a check up. Her wound is fully healed and her stitches are now out.
She has developed another growth on her side which is a smaller version of the one she had removed.
I showed the vet and she said because we know the other one was nothing nasty, she is happy to leave it alone and for me to keep an eye on it. We think she may be just prone to these growths. Thankfully she's not a vain girl.
I'm happy and so is Lunar, she can have all the decorations back in her tank though I'm going to leave the sand for a few more weeks.
Hopefully we can start introducing her to Solar again next week and see what happens.
Terri x x x


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 Post subject: Re: Lunar.
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:44 pm 
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Pet Dragon Info:
Rankins: Mitzi (F).
Beardies: Luca (M), Mocha (M)
Blue Tongue Skinks: Teal (F), Cinnamon (?)
Giant Mexican Horned Lizards: Linus (M), Louis (M)
Uromastyx: Brian (M), Chloe (F), Kora (F), Kami (M), Melody (F), Murray (M), Omar (M)
I'm just playing catch-up with the posts and I'm really glad to hear Lunar has made such a great recovery.



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 Post subject: Re: Lunar.
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:14 pm 
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Pet Dragon Info:
I male Rankin called Button. 16 months old, Sadly passed away.
1 Blood red rainbow 1/2 cross Bearded Dragon called Solar 2 years old.(Male)Sadly passed away.
1 Bearded Dragon called Lunar 3 years old. Male!
I bearded dragon called Nando 2 year old Female
1 old Ginger Tom cat called Cookie.16 years.
Thanks Mark.
I was so scared when I found out she needed an operation but I am so pleased I found such a knowledgable and caring vet.
I knew she was in good hands.
She has made a brilliant recovery and she is back to her cheeky, lively self again.
I put the sand back in yesterday and she immediately started digging around. She really missed it.
She has a large 'v' shaped scar on her tail but I'm sure as she sheds it will fade.
Terri x x x


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