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well i have aired it for days and days before putting him in..had the fan on today and doors open as did smell some fumes...what else can i do? cant put him anywhere else!

that the problem?? or parasites maybe??? i've no idea!!

hope he'll be ok though
 

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Just observed Lex convulsing whilst he's been sitting on his ledge!

any ideas?!
You've just witnessed this and your not on your way to your reptile vet? :whip:
 

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Well i dont want or meen to alarm you unnecessarily but it might depend on what materials you have used. I have heard some people have had to leave there builds for upto and over 4 weeks to compleatly get rid of smells and stuff as the heat from a viv can make the smells come back. Is your build stuck/sealed in ? If not i wouild remove it quick and give it longer to breath.
 

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yeah its stuck in.

have i reason to be alarmed?!?

should be able to rebuild his old viv for the time being i thinks!! i will get to it right away!

what are reasons behind convulsing and how do i open his mouth to check for and black cricket hind legs as i've heard these can sometimes get stuck?

many thanks for all the help/info your giving
 

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Imo if he has never done this before and has only done it and acted differently since you put the build in, that would be the first thing i would look at. Dont get me wrong im not saying he hasnt got parasites but that would not be my first thought if you know what i meen! Ive heard of beardies convulsing with RIs due to high humidity now the fumes would also affect his breathing, wouldnt they?
 

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yeah i wil act on that opinion asap and restore him to his old viv!!!

what are the common symptoms of parasites?
 

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Well he hasnt been in there long has he? i would get as much fresh air to him as poss, even pop him in a RUB until you get the old viv set up. I wouldnt rule out the cricket leg thing but you know what size crix he has as long as there no bigger than the space between his eyes i dought it would be that. I wouldnt panic or anything but i would get him out that viv and back in his old viv asap. Oh and dont get rid of the new one just needs more time to air i would say
 

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well i did use grout that had anti mould in i thinks...however this was covered with PVA 3 layers, then 2 layers of sand and more pva then last layer of yacht varnish.


sending poo sample off for faecal screening as a precautiong 2morrow and in mean time will monitor lex in his old viv when ive set it up....

are black crickets ok for beardies though? any problems with them?
 

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he's only been in there since yesterday late morning.

is there a way i can open his mouth to check as i dnt wanna hurt him in the process!
 

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Black crix are fine for beardies, sending a sample off is great idea, and when did you use the yatch vanish as thats what i heard takes a long time to air :bash:
 

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dynamos...shall i book a vet appointment also?

is there a way i can open his mouth to check as i dnt wanna hurt him in the process!
 

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well finished the viv ages ago..say maybe just a lil over 2 weeks since i did final varnishing
 

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A vets opinion is always worth it, ive never had to prise open a dragons mouth tbh, try putting a drop of water on his nose so he licks it off, see if you can see anything that way mate
 

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well setting up old viv now and will update in a few days and let u know how he is if ur interested?
 

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yeah he gets calcium with every feed and vitamins at least twice a week! so he should be gettin enough of that and he's grown well with no missing parts etc or bent/curled body parts
 
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