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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 02:17 PM
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I just wanted to comment that you're giving out great information! I'm selling a newt but I've been referring people asking about it to your thread because people should know how to take care of one and I'd rather they learn beforehand.

Keep up the great work!
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post #17 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 05:18 AM
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It's most likely a high parasite load. Wild caught animals are really dragged down by these. I've never had to dose one of mine with meds, so I don't have any good advice for that. I would try searching here for anyone else who had similar issues : But keep in mind that if he's weak, the meds could kill him Some people prefer to wait and see if the load goes down while in captivity.
Roger that. My research also confirms this hypothesis. I am not going to medicate at this time. Wondering if I should quarantine him in case of an outbreak. I read of several folks doing this but not with easterns. what would you do?
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post #18 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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I might separate him so I could monitor how much he's eating, but at this point I don't think the other newts are going to be affected. I'm sure they have parasites, too, but they are probably healthy enough to not be bothered by them.
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post #19 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-18-2016, 03:33 AM
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Hi sorry to drag up and old post, Im trying to find the rest of the information you posted. Just registered to post this
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post #20 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-22-2016, 02:38 PM
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WoW, just found this thread- thanks all.
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post #21 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-27-2016, 07:30 PM
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New newt set-up, half bare bottom & half planted substrate...
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post #22 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-03-2016, 12:33 PM
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Boom...newt tanks

Bump: Another one from back in the day

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