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He has a heat rock, and daylight and night time bulbs overhead. Nothing has changed in the tank. We just bought a new 13W UVB bulb to use. I am not sure of the temperatures and I am not home to check. We have used walnut substrate for his entire life with us.
He likes to bury - will he just hide then with a different substrate?
Thank you! I will get the pedialyte and baby food on my way home today - is there a difference in terms of beef or chicken for protein or safety?
Perfect - thank you - I wil give it a try. He has been such an amazing member of the family - loves being held, even sits on my husband's head! And my cats love to sit and just look at him - they know he is "one of them" as far as not being predatory! Of course, we will try everything...it is always possible it is just his age starting. He has been with us for 14-15 years now and we don't know how old he was when we first got him.
Thank you, Anna, for your responses and your encouragement.
I wanted to thank you again for all of the kind information you provided to us. We did everything you suggested, and I can only hope it made Tango's last days more comfortable. He died this morning. It is difficult for us - he was with us for a very long time and was truly a part of our family. But knowing we did everything we could made it a bit easier. He did not seem to be in any kind of pain from what we can tell.
Just wanted to let you know and to thank you again for all of your advice. Betsy Dane