Hi Anna, thanks for your reply.
As yet I haven't set the temperature monitor so don't know the temperature.
The droppings are normal as described in the fact sheet.
I feed grated jap pumpkin and bok choy leaves mostly.
Porky has just dug out a little burrow under one of the rocks and is sleeping.
thank you again for your reply. There is so much to learn, now I feel bad for being an ignorant human ( I thought having a pair was a good idea - only to find it was actually a bad one!!)
I will get the theromostat up and running with the help of my teenager. It is very difficult to set - the instructions are maddening and unfriendly.
The bathing solution is a fantastic idea, a big thank you for that!
I will also get some reptile carpet.
Thank you again Anna, your advice has been excellent and is very much appreciated. I will talk to you again in a few days and hopefully can report good things to you about little Porky.
i did the bathing thing, and also got Porky to drink drips of the water while he was sitting there in it. He has perked up considerably!!
I noticed that when Porky tries to eat he doesn't quite reach the item he is aiming for, that is, when he pecks at the food his mouth stops short of the food by 1/2 cm - ?? like he can't accurately judge the distance.
Also - there are times when he runs back and forth along the glass looking out, scratching at the glass and bobbing up and down which looks like he is trying to get out. The other lizard is nowhere near him or chasing him at any time. I feel sad for him because he looks distressed when this is happening.
Thanks again for the bathing info, I will keep that up for a few days (??)
I was just so excited with the result that I had to tell you :)
Yes very pleasing result Anna. I will continue. I will report back in a few days with an update.
If you have any ideas on the last comment about the way he eats, and missing picking up the food when eating that would be appreciated.
Thanks heaps once again.
Thanks once again Anna, look forward to hearing any ideas from you.
More good news !! Have bathed Porky again, he had another good drink, and he has just eaten 4 crickets (smalls). And there is pumpkin and greens in there for them too.
I can't thank you enough Anna. xx
Hi Anna, Porky has improved markedly. I'm still bathing him and I'm sure its' helping him hugely.
However, he didn't like the baby food ( he seemed offended to have a blob on his nose and couldnt get it off fast enough). I was hoping he would take a liking to it and eat it. (That would make me feel better !....)
The upshot is that he still isn't eating very much and I don't really know what else I can do or what else to try to tempt him with. ( I can hand feed Pumpkin, she even eats the crickets from the tweezers one by one- but Porky just shuts his eyes and hopes I will go away.)
Were you able to come up with any ideas regarding his behaviour, or regarding his aim when trying to eat??
Look forward to hearing from you.