Dirt eating Veiled

Tinydino

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Update**
Vadas fecal came back negative for parasites.!!!
So the dirt eating might stay a mystery.

She is still doing it occasionally.
She has also decided that she loves to eat fuchsia and her money tree.
Shes eating a drinking normally. Urates look good. I got her hottest basking temp down to 82°f. Also finally had the digital thermometer/hygrometer with probe show up in the mail. Woohoo.

the one day she had to wait 2 hours for breakfast and did some major damage eating her plants.. (guess she was hungry?‍♀️)
 

Tinydino

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She may need some minerals the multi does not have I use earth pro A
Could have been. The dirt eating did stop though. She moved on to eatingnher plants for awhile too.
Havent seen her bother with her dirt or plants in quite awhile.
I've seen a lot of posts on the facebook groups where people say their juvenile females are dirt eating. I guess its a common thing. It definitely freaked me out though. Im glad she has outgrown it
 

Tinydino

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Female veileds will strip Pothos plants bare...eat sand and soil like crazy...usually when producing eggs.
The pothos and her Tradescantia are the only 2 plants she hasnt tasted. She went hard core onnthe hibiscus for a while.
Tested out the money tree and the peperomia.
Hasn't touched anybof her plants since she started showing her colours at the end of december.
Still not much appetite and no eggs either. 😪
 
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