I want to thank all of you for time and responses. I am very sad to say, but stanley past away last night. I got home last night and after seeing him I knew i had to rush to the pet store to get some calcium rehydration formula stuff and feed him. I was with him on the deck in the sun all night trying to get him to eat. He was just so weak and he looked helpless. I guess I was too late at rescuing him. I tried everything I knew to do, I just couldn't get him to eat enough. I fed him a lot (well as much as he would eat) of collards, endives, cilantro, etc and various vegies. Always fresh water. I had the heat lamp on at night, during the day it is very warm on my 3rd floor apartment. I had a big UVB light on him at all times, except when he escaped the cage. All I can say now, is that I tried, He will be greatly missed as he was very loved with friends and family. The thing that helps me, is that i know he is restfull and is in a better place. I just don't see how people can take on an animal and then not even take care of them the right way. I only had him a couple days, but those couple days were really fun. He was my baby, since I dont really want a real one at this time, I really enjoyed waking up to feeding him, and coming home to check on him, hold him, and give him a bedtime treat. I will continue to chat with all of you, you have been great the past couple days and I thank you for that. Hopefully I will come across another Ig sometime soon, and hopefully he will be in better shape. Thanks Again Everyone!
I agree with Tesa. . .his last days were his happiest i am sure, having someone to love him. My heartfelt sympathies to you. I nursed a very sick ig for a couple of weeks only to lose her a while back, i know how you feel.
'Outside of a dog, man's best friend is a book. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read.' Groucho Marx
I send my deepest condolences to you too. It is amazing how these animals can work there way into your heart in such a short time. I'm sure the next ig you get will benefit greatly from your experience. They really do respond when treated the right way. Animals have that sense and really know when someone cares about them.