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    Is it normal or when we shall start to worry

    When we just get Spiccy she was eating like crazy and grow quite well. She was enjoying crickets 2 times per day and small amount of veggies during the day. Poo was on regular basis, in general each day with some rare exceptions.

    Now, we tried to add woodies and BSFL and it’s all get crazy, or maybe just coincidence. Her appetite changes and she can be eating well one day and not as much on another day. Crickets - she will eat well one day, but will not be interested in next, but will be fine to eat few woodies. She started to eat more BSFL as well. The most worrying is that her poo become irregular, ist can be 2-3-4 days between but she doesn’t seems to be troubled. She is slowly adding weight, currently at 200g.

    She is alerted as normal. I can’t say that she was ever extremely active - she will be moving when she need to but will stuck to the same place for quite a while (exception is when on the grass in backyard but we are not repeating this again :-) ). She is well alerted when not sleeping but at the same time will not be really actively hunt her food unless she left without anything for a full day or eaten just a little on the day before.

    From greens she likes rocket and endive, will happily eat small slice of apple or rockmelon.

    So question, is this expected/normal or do we have any reason to worry?
    Are we feeding her too much and she need to eat a little less?

    And couple of photos, this is today past dinner with BSFL:
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    Later moved to cold corner preparing to sleep:
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    But been disturbed and taken out to favourite spot for photos:
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    She also doesn’t look as big fun of high temperatures, if I set temperature 1-2 degrees more (currently thermostat set to 36, and it’s 10cm away from key basking spot) she will immediately move to hiding mode. 35-36 seems what she comfortable with.
    Last edited by AlexB; 10-12-2018 at 08:47 PM.

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    It all sounds fine to me.Don't just feed leafy greens; she needs to eat hard veg as well for jaw exercise,add a bit of raw carrot or butternut pumpkin and don't feed fruit every day because too much sugar will rot her teeth.
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    Yes, she doesn’t interested in pumpkin will keep trying.

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    try green beans or peas
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    Update: now I’m completely lost, but for good reason. Spiccy is back to good appetite as well as started to shed again. The only change we made is a little higher night temperature, from 24 to 26 for cold side. Still not much luck with greens but she will eat good number of crickets and will add few BSFL on evening as well.

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    Good news Alex
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    that's good to hear Alex; sometimes these things fix themselves, sometimes they never change.A pygmy I've had for about 2 years was a slow picky eater and then all of a sudden he turned a beast
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