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    MBD and/or egg bound?

    Hey Brody, thanks for checking in. She’s slowly improving and building her strength back up. She is getting strong enough that she is climbing around her viv but she is still weak enough that she goes down at night and sleeps on the ground. I saw her climb over to drink off some leaves today...
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    MBD and/or egg bound?

    I’ve been thinking a lot about that too. To the point that I took her lay bin and softer through all of the sand/soil to see if she tried to trick me and got the eggs out before the surgery but I didn’t find anything (and didn’t really expect to). After continued thought, here’s why I believe...
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    MBD and/or egg bound?

    The mister is an Exo Terra brand. The monsoon multi system. I only have 2 nozzles going and it can run up to six so I think it might be the case where I need to pipe up a couple more nozzles to help discharge some of the pressure.
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    MBD and/or egg bound?

    All, Sorry to go silent and leaving you waiting on the edge of your seat. On the road all day yesterday for work combined with frustration with my local vet has slowed this post. I picked up Penelope from the out-of-town Vet (Dr. Williams) on Wednesday afternoon. No surgery. Williams did an...
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    MBD and/or egg bound?

    Brody, Pictures of the supplements are below. I noticed when taking the photo of the multi-vit that it includes D-3. I know I shouldn't overdo it with the D3 so I am assuming I should just do the multi-vit with D3 bi-weekly and skip the D3 Calcium entirely. I also bought a UVB lamp based...
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    MBD and/or egg bound?

    Brody, That's not too harsh to say and I think you have the right to say it since you've been by my side helping through this whole process (which I have greatly appreciated). Just to be clear, it wasn't my intent to say that it was a lack of funds, more of an attempt to state that it didn't...
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    MBD and/or egg bound?

    He did mention surgery but said he didn’t have the expertise to do it (and he is the only reptile vet in town). He thought there was a slim chance that I could find someone in the city about 2 hrs away from us but he wasn’t sure she could survive the combined stress of such a long car ride and...
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    MBD and/or egg bound?

    Nothing. She drank this morning but when I misted her this afternoon, she just glanced up and then closed her eyes. Breaks my heart but I think my poor girl is ready to be done.
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    MBD and/or egg bound?

    She was still in her tunnel this morning (and she drank well again) so I can't tell if she is making any progress. I'm starting to get worried she's going to be too weak to get herself out of the tunnel even if she does finally get the eggs out.
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    MBD and/or egg bound?

    Brody, It was a pretty clear drinking action rather than gaping. She was opening her mouth a small amount and I could see the tongue action as she was swallowing. She would only do it when ia was spritzing the mister on her. Looked exactly like my Senegal when he would drink (he preferred...
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    MBD and/or egg bound?

    She spent all day yesterday and last night in her tunnel. Her eyes still look very bright and alert. I missed the lay bin this morning and, through my peep hole, I could see her opening her mouth to drink the most so I think she is still strong but clearly, those eggs are stuck. Mawty, if I...
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    MBD and/or egg bound?

    OMG all! Just checked on her when I got home from work. She is backed the test hole that I dug when I made the lay box. Send egg laying thoughts in our direction.
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    MBD and/or egg bound?

    I checked on her first thing this morning because I had to reset her light timer (power went out during a thunderstorm last night). When the light kicked on, she was her usually salmon color, resting on the ground. I checked again about 30 minutes later before I left for work and she had moved...
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    MBD and/or egg bound?

    I don't have it. Didn't think to ask for it.
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    MBD and/or egg bound?

    Supposed to say “gravid colors”, not “Gracie colors”. Autocorrect...
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    MBD and/or egg bound?

    He didn’t mention calcifies or ruptures. I don’t know if that means he didn’t see anything that appeared that way or if he didn’t have the expertise. To my unqualified eye, the eggs in the X-ray looked pretty consistent relative to each other. More of a shadow on the X-ray than bright like...
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    MBD and/or egg bound?

    Yes, I was worried about her bone density and eggs so we took a look. According to the vet, the bone density looked low but not at the MBD point that I had been panicking about but enough that he could see it a bit in the x-ray and thus be worried about calcium deficiency as we try to get these...
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    MBD and/or egg bound?

    I have a thermometer tucked in the corner so I can keep an eye on the temps. Good call on the vent holes, I am stressed out by this whole thing and didn't think about the fact that without some ventilation I have basically made an easy-bake oven. Vent holes have been added. Now that she is in...
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    MBD and/or egg bound?

    Ok, here it is witha privacy curtain. Ugly as all heck but I wanted to get her ina bin right away. The permanent bin in her Vic is going to be excellent. I owe her that much. Fingers crossed. And peeking through the eye hole I cut:
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    MBD and/or egg bound?

    I’ll get her on there with her curtain and send another pic. Brody, you asked about her full time Vic. There’s a picture and a description up in the questionaire section. Let me know if you have more questions on it. The bottom part is big enough that I can put a permanent lay bin in there...
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