Arlo Hasn’t Eaten for a Couple of Days

JTurner82

Member
Only just got him Thursday; he had some Dubia Roaches Saturday(he only ate 2) but he hasn’t touched them since. Went and bought some super worms thinking he just didn’t like the Dubias, and he hasn’t touched these either. I did drop some Dubias on my substrate thinking he wanted to “hunt”. I did catch him at the bottom a couple of times munching, so maybe?

Also, he started a shed probably on Friday and got most of it off, but still has several pieces attached that won’t seem to come off.

I’m not new to reptiles, but this little guy is stressing me out because I know they can be fragile! (I may even start turning colors soon!). :(
 

JTurner82

Member
Only just got him Thursday; he had some Dubia Roaches Saturday(he only ate 2) but he hasn’t touched them since. Went and bought some super worms thinking he just didn’t like the Dubias, and he hasn’t touched these either. I did drop some Dubias on my substrate thinking he wanted to “hunt”. I did catch him at the bottom a couple of times munching, so maybe?

Also, he started a shed probably on Friday and got most of it off, but still has several pieces attached that won’t seem to come off.

I’m not new to reptiles, but this little guy is stressing me out because I know they can be fragile! (I may even start turning colors soon!). :(


I just found some evidence of eating?? Haha!
 

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Thehippie

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its not uncommon for chams to go off of food right when you get them. its the stress levels of the new move. give him time to acclimate first then give him food, if then he doesn't seem interested try a runner cup. movement will get his attention.
 

JTurner82

Member
So, Arlo is eating (sparingly, though), and he is staying mostly green now! He also isn’t running away anymore when we stand at his enclosure. AND I saw him drinking last night. I think he’s going to be just fine ❤️❤️❤️
 
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