Boy was he thirsty!! (Gaboon)

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Boy was he thirsty!! (Gaboon)

Postby Bushbaby » Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:04 am

Last night I tried to feed this guy, and he bit the rat and then left it. He started cruising around his cage, and happened upon the water bowl. He drank the little bit of water which was in the bowl and started looking for more. I filled the bowl, and boy did he enjoy the water!!

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Postby Pythonodipsas » Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:07 am

Cool pic!


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Postby Nasicornis » Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:58 am

Did he eventually eat the rat?
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Postby EDDY » Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:04 am

Its good when they drink by themselves.

I remember when we use to have Gaboons and Rhinos we needed to put them in tubs with water in every second day or so. So we can be sure they drink
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Postby Long John Silver » Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:08 am

Does it happen often that gaboons doesnt want to drink themselves? If you just leave the lazy ones, will they die?
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Postby EDDY » Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:09 am

They will most probably first dehydrate and then die.
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Postby Bushbaby » Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:12 am

I have never really had a problem with my gaboons not drinking. Even the previous ones I've had drank quite easily, but I used to drag them and the Rhino over to the waterbowl.

Nasicornis, no, unfortunately not. It might be the cold or due to shed.
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Postby dave » Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:45 pm

cool picture :cool: very nice gabby :-)
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Postby Bushbaby » Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:56 am

Thanx Dave. I will be moving them into their new enclosures tomorrow. I can't wait!! Will post some updated pics then!
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