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Tdizzle10
02-11-2009, 10:51 PM
like the topic says i don't think my golden is eating enough food here is a pic to show what it looks like from the bottom.

http://i42.tinypic.com/2z7k85d.jpg
http://i40.tinypic.com/2r7t09k.jpg

crestedtimm
02-11-2009, 11:11 PM
Hello!

I have had Goldens for years, so here are the Questions...

-How long have you had him?
-What are you currently trying to feed him?
-Have you tried fruit (such as mashed bananna) or a Meal replacement diet such as Repashy Crested gecko food?
-Have you tried a dish of insects such as roaches or crickets with the hind legs removed?
-Temperatures?

Acctually, aside from the empty stomach, that boy has a fat tail-base, you just have to start offering fruit foods I'll bet.


keep us updated!

Timm

Tdizzle10
02-12-2009, 12:50 AM
Hello!

I have had Goldens for years, so here are the Questions...

-How long have you had him?
-What are you currently trying to feed him?
-Have you tried fruit (such as mashed bananna) or a Meal replacement diet such as Repashy Crested gecko food?
-Have you tried a dish of insects such as roaches or crickets with the hind legs removed?
-Temperatures?

Actually, aside from the empty stomach, that boy has a fat tail-base, you just have to start offering fruit foods I'll bet.

keep us updated!

Timm

I have had him for a year now and i have never really seen him eat to much, i feed him crickets,meal worms and i tried 3 butter worms but i dunno if he actually ate them or not, i tried some apple sauce but i don't think he ate that, temp right now in the tank is like 81-82 in the hot spot and about 72-73 in the cold spot. And no i havent tried removing the hind legs

crestedtimm
02-12-2009, 10:14 PM
Start treating him like a Crested gecko and he will come around. Seeings as there is little as far as care sheets on this species, and a lot on the ever popular Crested, I believe if you pretend you have the most Golden Crestie ever, he will start to do better.

I meant removing the legs of the crickets so that they can jump from the dish, but actually the legs are quite spiny and the geckos dont like them anyway.

Timm

reptilegirl64
02-17-2009, 09:00 PM
wait a minute! i dont want to go around pulling of cricket legs! my tokay gecko seems fine with cricket legs. i had a mediteranean house lizard, 2 of them, but one escaped and one died. it was for no apparent reason. i was doing just as i was doing with my tokay. what happened do you think?:?

Tdizzle10
02-17-2009, 09:23 PM
wait a minute! i dont want to go around pulling of cricket legs! my tokay gecko seems fine with cricket legs. i had a mediteranean house lizard, 2 of them, but one escaped and one died. it was for no apparent reason. i was doing just as i was doing with my tokay. what happened do you think?:?

My friend takes crickets with tweasers and burns them with a lighter. and some animals dont like the legs yours may not care

Ingo
02-18-2009, 01:02 AM
The male on the pic is well nourished. No need to worry, if this condition is stable. They do not need more than 5-6 feederitems per week to keep their weight and stay active. Also they are secretive feeders sometimes.

Best

Ingo

Tdizzle10
02-18-2009, 06:32 PM
The male on the pic is well nourished. No need to worry, if this condition is stable. They do not need more than 5-6 feederitems per week to keep their weight and stay active. Also they are secretive feeders sometimes.

Best

Ingo

yeh both of my geckos are secretive feeders they wont feed from a pair of tweasers or while a light or anything is on or anything like that... only when its all dark and in like the middle of the night..its really lame