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Old 08-27-2015, 12:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Worms in water?

So before I begin I usually change out Obie's water at least every 2 days to prevent mold and stuff from growing in it, that and sometimes her food will fall in there sometimes etc.

Well this week I was preoccupied with school and I got a little irresponsible with not changing the water out, (I have a water bottle used exclusively for filling the bowl). Today I changed the water after about 5 days of leaving it there and I saw little maggots in the water. I cleaned the living heck out of it and now I'm worried. I'm planning on taking her to the vet ASAP (which is convenient cause it was about that time of year for a check up anyway) but I want to know from you guys how urgent this problem is.

I found out about this tonight and from what I can see Obie is perfectly fine, no oddities, but I know she can get sick soon if I dont do something.

BTW she is a little over 2 years old, and other than dry skin (which i use flaxseed oil for from time to time) she has not had any health issues really.
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Old 08-27-2015, 01:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, it's good that you are taking her to the vet as soon as possible. It's also good she's not showing signs of problems, but they are very good at hiding illness so it's very difficult to tell.

In the future you need to be sure to change her water every single day. Any animal should have access to fresh clean water at all times. Besides, if you make it a daily habit, you won't have to worry about forgetting to do it. I would just make it part of the routine: take out Obie for bonding, change food and water before putting her away. Or do it when cleaning her wheel. Doesn't really matter when, so long as it's done daily.
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