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    I’ve had My African Fat Tailed gecko for two and a half years. During that time the gecko was diagnosed with a parasite and both her siblings died but she survived the treatment and survived. But ever since she has been eating 5 mealworms once every 2 weeks even though I try to feed her every night. She will only eat food that’s in tweezers and won’t eat out of a bowl.
    It’s gotten to the point where she eats so little that it takes her 5 try’s to get a worm from the tweezers. What really scares me is the fact that she’s never grown, she got a bit of tail growth but nothing else.
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    The gecko isn't eating enough to sustain itself, and mealworms are not a great food choice. Superworms, crickets and dubia are all more nutritious. Raising the temperature may stimulate the appetite. Aim for ambient temp around 80f, and a hot spot around 90f.
    It also couldn't hurt to get another fecal done, to ensure that the parasites are gone. However, even with a minor parasite load, a healthy gecko should gain weight. How old and how heavy is it now?

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