I just got a call from the vet re: Q's stool sample: PERFECT!!! absolutely NO parasites of any kind!!! Yay!!!!! That's a relief: I'm not used to getting calls from this doctor with good news! I've just bought him some appropriate sized hopper rats to start him on his new diet! (I also bought fuzzie rats for Monty. Might as well try to convert him to F/T rats sooner rather than later! They're more expensive, but there just seems to be so much more "meat" on them!!) Here are some more pics of my skinny little guy doing his best ETB impression. I'm not sure why so much of his skin shows in between his scales -- it's a bit of a pity for the photo, but I liked the poses anyway.