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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessbles View Post
    Just want to make sure it's clear, he's not currently in my care. I'll be getting him hopefully Friday. We'll be switching him onto paper towel, with a hot hide, humid hide, and a cooler side hide.

    Was going to keep the D3 dish until he gains a few pounds. We'll be weighing him so we know how he's progressing.
    I've understood all along that you've not received Oscar.

    Like Aliza and I recommend, lightly dust with Repti Calcium with D3 @ 1 feeding per week along with the above schedule.

    Is she sending Zoo Med's Repti Calcium withOUT D3 to you along with Oscar? Plain calcium lasts forever. It has no expiration.

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    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 09-26-2019 at 04:22 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    What's done has been done. When you get the AFT:
    start dusting his food with calcium with D3 weekly
    as soon as you feel you can, take him to the vet for a crypto test (see below)
    keep him quarantined from your reptiles. If it's possible to have him at your boyfriend's until the results of the crypto test come in, do that. If not, keep him as far from the other reptiles as possible and handle/feed him last. Wash hands well after handling.

    I, unfortunately, now have a crypto positive population. Most of my geckos look fat and healthy. Every now and then, one starts to lose weight and passes away. I didn't lose any for over a year (they were diagnosed about 2 1/2 years ago) and then lost 2 a few months ago. Even the fat and healthy looking ones are crypto positive. They may live for years, but things may also change.

    Aliza
    Ouch, that sounds rough. I debated keeping him for a day at my home before taking him to my boyfriends, but I decided the risks were too high. Once he's there and has settled in, after about 2 weeks we'll be taking him to the vet for an initial exam and a crypto test. He's already an old man, so I don't want to stress him too much.

    We'll be getting him tomorrow night, will probably let him settle in overnight, then on Saturday, we'll fix up his tank to how it should be. I'll try to feed him on Saturday with D3 dusted crickets. I'll also take some photos of him and really see how his health is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessbles View Post
    Ouch, that sounds rough. I debated keeping him for a day at my home before taking him to my boyfriends, but I decided the risks were too high. Once he's there and has settled in, after about 2 weeks we'll be taking him to the vet for an initial exam and a crypto test. He's already an old man, so I don't want to stress him too much.

    We'll be getting him tomorrow night, will probably let him settle in overnight, then on Saturday, we'll fix up his tank to how it should be. I'll try to feed him on Saturday with D3 dusted crickets. I'll also take some photos of him and really see how his health is.
    Sounds like a good plan.

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    We haven't yet cleaned his tank yet and put it on paper towel. He also does not seem to be interested in food so far. I believe he has a facial deformity, perhaps related to mbd? I also took photos of his foot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessbles View Post
    We haven't yet cleaned his tank yet and put it on paper towel. He also does not seem to be interested in food so far. I believe he has a facial deformity, perhaps related to mbd? I also took photos of his foot.
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    Please share another video taken in the best lighting possible. The first video you shared was difficult to see.

    When did your friend feed him last?
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Please share another video taken in the best lighting possible. The first video you shared was difficult to see.

    When did your friend feed him last?
    Here's a video I took on Saturday.

    He ate 3 crickets on Saturday night dusted with Calcium + D3. Sunday he ate 3 crickets, undusted. In the video I let the cricket loose without back legs, I wanted to see if he could hunt it. It appears he isn't able to actually tell where the cricket is infront of him? He "pounces" in the general direction but often misses. He also does not seem to want anything but crickets, probably because for 10 years he was never fed anything but crickets. My boyfriend will be continuing to feed him every night, Tuesday will be the Calcium without D3 day.

    He hasn't yet pooped, when he does I told my boyfriend to take a photo and sent it to me.

    So far he's doing great. He's mostly been hiding in his warm humid hide. He does seem to walk a whole lot better on paper towel, too. We made sure to clean and scrub everything, his water dish and cave had years of built up dirt and gunk on it. I'm waiting on the vet to call me back in terms of pricing.



    (If my boyfriend takes any photos or videos I'll share them here, I live an hour away from him and only see him on weekends).
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    I wonder if he is having trouble seeing the white cricket on the white paper towel. Can you get some brown paper towel to try, so he might be able to see it better?
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    So today he successfully was able to hunt down one cricket and eat it (dusted). He removed the hides to help him hunt. He also ate another that my boyfriend kind of pointed to with the tweezers. He also ate 2 from the tweezers themselves. So he might be able to see. We'll keep experimenting with it.

    He still has not pooped since we got him on Friday night. No urates either. I'm hoping he's just not settled in...

    So far he's eating every day about 3-4 crickets. He's also been drinking. He seems to be very happy despite no poop! I'm hoping we can see some weight gain soon.
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    I have papertowel and just a bit of sphagnum moss in his humid hide, it's what was recommended (besides eco earth which I do not want) on all of the care sheets I was reading. It also says nothing about moss in the care sheet on the pinned post in the AFT forum. However someone has told me (on Facebook) that this moss is really bad and can impact them. I've found no sources on this from google? He isn't hunting crickets, we tong feed him. His temperatures are also spot on. Should we remove the moss or is it okay?

    He also pooped, but he pooped in his water dish. It was kind of grey, and wasn't fell formed at all. Apparently had some cricket parts (like a leg) in it. It's his first poop with us, so we will keep checking on his poop.

    I'm trying to find a reptile vet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessbles View Post
    I have papertowel and just a bit of sphagnum moss in his humid hide, it's what was recommended (besides eco earth which I do not want) on all of the care sheets I was reading. It also says nothing about moss in the care sheet on the pinned post in the AFT forum. However someone has told me (on Facebook) that this moss is really bad and can impact them. I've found no sources on this from google? He isn't hunting crickets, we tong feed him. His temperatures are also spot on. Should we remove the moss or is it okay?

    He also pooped, but he pooped in his water dish. It was kind of grey, and wasn't fell formed at all. Apparently had some cricket parts (like a leg) in it. It's his first poop with us, so we will keep checking on his poop.

    I'm trying to find a reptile vet.
    Keep an eye on the sphagnum moss in his humid hide. He probably won't eat it.

    Here's a vet link: https://arav.site-ym.com/search/custom.asp?id=3661

    Please keep us posted.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 10-02-2019 at 06:09 PM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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