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    So Wyrm has recently slowed down on eating, I've tried not to worry, but he's lost 5 grams over the past month. He went from eating 3-4 roaches/crickets/large mealworms a night to eating either nothing or only a single insect.
    I've noticed that he will see the bugs moving, strike, and if he misses it is literally like he shrugs and gives up. I do a combo of tong feeding, dish feeding, and leaving the bugs in a big dish for him to "hunt" on his own. He is now 7-8 months old, so I have read that this is around sexual maturity for males and they may get restless and stop eating. He is more restless, climbing all over his cage (at night).

    Here is is temps - Hot dry hide floor 88-90. Warm moist hide floor 83-88 with sphagnum moss sitting on the UTH. Cool hide floor 72-73. Ambient air temp 73-74 (what my apartment is set at). He has a micro CHE over the moist hide to help warm the moss which leads to the variance in temp (the CHE is off from 9pm to 6 am).

    He has a 6% Forest Dweller Low Output UVA/UVB Arcadia light on from 8am-6pm - he does come out often during the day.

    He gets Zoomed Reptical with D3 on the first of the month. Zoomed Reptical without D3 on Monday and Wednesday, and Zoomed Reptivite without D3 on Fridays.

    He is on stone tile substrate. He has temps monitored with a digital thermometer in each hide and two digital hygrometer/thermometer combos on each end for ambient temps. Humidity is almost always in the mid-40s.

    Fecal was done at check up two months ago and was clear. He drinks often, at least once a day. his stool and urates are normal. He is on Dubia, crickets, mealworms, and was on superworms (he suddenly and violently started refusing superworms - he runs from them as if the are the scariest thing in the world and tail-waves at them in his bowl). He would not eat phoenix worms or hornworms.

    Is this something to be worried about? To me his tail is not fat, its slim towards the end, like it has been since I got him, but the base is about 1/2 the width of his head.
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    Everything else sounds OK, so I would keep offering and see how it goes. If weight loss becomes really much more noticeable, consider a vet visit.

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    Everything else sounds OK, so I would keep offering and see how it goes. If weight loss becomes really much more noticeable, consider a vet visit.

    Aliza
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