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    Yes, Ziggy is at like once a week feedings but does not look to be loosing weight. My crested on the other hand is quite the piggy and will lap up half a bowl of his CGD. There is a cold front from Canada coming through on Monday so don't be surprised if they don't eat much next week either.

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    Thank you Jess, and @Gossamer.

    I never expected that a discussion on water could turn interesting, I guess that speaks volumes about how much we care about our pets. I've actually done a lot more reading on line today, since what I know dates back to my reef tank days many years ago. I did find one very interesting account at Herps And Distilled Water . Although this article isn't exactly what we were discussing, it should show how important a consideration the water we use for our herps really is.

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    I never used distilled water, except in my neti pot and with my carnivorous plants. So basically the article states that spring water is OK to use as a water source for our herps? I will have to hop on my city's public utilities page to check out what they use in the treatment process as far as chemicals are concerned. I find a lot of strange stuff interesting. I mean, I am a Star Wars, Doctor Who and Harry Potter nut.
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    Hello, everyone! Here is Lore's weight update. She is currently at 57 grams, but she's starting to slim down a bit, in my opinion. I'll take a picture and post it here with next week's update. Thus far, Ive only seen positive changes in her, namely a more pronounced feeding response and slimming down a bit. She's actually begun listening for when I get the feeders out and watches me "prepare" them (me pulling them out and putting them in her bowl). I've even noticed her wiggling her tail while "hunting" again! Yay!

    I'll formally put Lavi's information on his thread, just because he hit a big milestone this week, but I will mention that he now weighs 41 grams and is showing the same increased hunting response as Lore. Woo!
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    Hey all. Lore only gained one gram this week and Lavi gained 4, but then I blame the crazy weather we've been having here in Florida. The huge storm and cold snap that just blew through put both my Leos off food for a couple of days. Now that the weather is straightening out some, hopefully I can report some more meaningful numbers next week.

    Lore's current weight: 58 grams
    Lavi's current weight: 45 grams
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    there is nothing wrong with occasional weeks in which there is little to no gain. The goal is not to grow them as fast as possible, it's to grow them as healthy as possible. I'm one to talk, most of mine are certainly on the heavy side of healthy!

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    I worried the same way when Apollo slowed down his eating, his weight has stayed consistent though.

    I did read some of the previous comments in regards to water. Interesting information there. I will say that the only way I use distilled water at all is for the humidifier I use to keep humidity up for my snake. It keeps the buildup inside down. Anything else though, and distilled water is worthless essentially.

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