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  • My Leo died last night.

    She was a great Leo and a great friend, but we had been having problems for a while. The story is: We got her from someone we know that works for ZooMed products last year in July, along with 2 other females and 1 male. They were all high-end and it was a good price anyway, so we made the purchace. Her and all of the others came in an enclosure with sand substrate and I was kind of "IFFY" at 1st because i know that the best way to go with substrate is something they cannot get impaction from....but after a long while (like 6-7 months)...she seemed fine that whole time, so I said to myself "well if thats what she likes and what shes used to, then I will let her stay in it with the others, I guess". Fast forward to about 1 month ago- she started having issues near her vent, got mites, and was in bad shape...so we did all we could, got rid of mites.....and after another 2-3 weeks, she seemed better. This is now the present...and last night to my surprise...I went to weigh her and she was dead. Guess what from- IMPACTION!!! I am really sad and all I want to say is that she was a great pattern/Leo (albino jungle giant raptor) and a great friend...and it was her time. No more suffering...R.I.P.

  • #2
    I'm so sorry you've lost your Leo girl! She was really very pretty!

    I lost a graceful chameleon to impaction-with Repti-Bark.

    NEVER AGAIN.

    I hope you're taking her death as a warning for your other animals!!

    CHANGE THAT SUBSTRATE!!

    Hugs-
    Donna


    RIP, pretty one!!
    Love and Light-
    Donna

    "What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, man would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts soon happens to the man. All things are connected."-Chief Seattle

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    • #3
      RIP--definitely keep away from that loose substrate!

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      • #4
        Sorry for your loss, it is never easy to loose a little family member. RIP sweet girl
        Andi - Gray Sky Exotics
        www.iHerp.com/Hannibal
        www.facebook.com/andi.vanzant

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        • #5
          I'm sorry for your loss She was a pretty girl.
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          • #6
            Thank you ALL so much. I have them all on a paper towel substrate for sure! I knew I should have done that from the start...but can't blame myself. DONNA...Thanks, i love hugs.

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            • #7
              Me, too. I never seem to get enough of them, either.

              That's why I give them so frequently!

              I always thought of it as an Italian thing...because so many of us greet each other that way, rather than shaking hands.

              Any time you need one, just let me know!

              Love and Light-
              Donna

              "What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, man would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts soon happens to the man. All things are connected."-Chief Seattle

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              • #8
                Thanks again, Donna....and I may have to take you up on some hugs more than you think haha. I am feeling more positive about the whole thing today. ALTHOUGH...if I am gonna get love and hugs then I can be sad hahaha...jk. Talk to you all soon!

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                • #9
                  So sorry about your loss. RIP beautiful girl.
                  Lydia
                  Kept by a veritable plethora of rhacs and other critters
                  www.sandiacresteds.com

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                  • #10
                    Awwww, I'm so sorry for your loss. This is such a common issue and we try very hard at my veterinary clinic to discourage sand for many of these species, particularly leos and bearded dragons. Live and learn, I'm glad you got the sand out of there (not only can it cause impaction, but it also can harbor bacteria. Just, ick). I am sorry for your loss, I hope your other leos are going to be just fine now.
                    RIP, Sweet leo.
                    Help! Crested Geckos! 0.1.Leachie, 2.1.1 Gargs, 1.0 Chahoua, 2.1. Blue Tongue Skinks, 1.1. White Lined Geckos, 1.3. African Fat Tails, 2.2.0 Tokay Geckos, 1.0. Giant Day Gecko, 2 tarantulas

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                    • #11
                      Thank you all...I am feeling better but a loos is never a good thing....and she will always hold a place in our hearts!

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