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My Lil' Geckos
10-09-2011, 03:29 PM
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I just got a new Tokay and I have been hand feeding him. He ate 3 crickets and a mealworm yesterday, and only 1 cricket today. He will not eat anymore when I offered him mealworms and crickets, and I have even tried to give him waxworms. He appears healthy, just skinny, and pooped yesterday and it looked fine. I need some tips on getting him to eat, handfed, and on his own, since he refuses to chase crickets, just sits on his tree. The breeder did not give us any info on him at all. He is very docile, never tried to bite or bark. He hissed at my sister twice, but that's it. I also have 2 leopard geckos who are fine. I have taken them to the vet and they have been given a clean bill of health. If it is necessary, I will take my Tokay to the vet as well, but for now, I just need to get him eating! Thanks!

A pic of him, not sure if it will work though.

10-09-2011, 04:30 PM
Might just be your Tokay needs more time to adjust,or may like a different style of feeding.Geckos can go some time without eating if they need this adjustment time.I'd just say be patient and give your gecko a couple days and he'll eat when he's hungry.I've always made sure there was some kind of fruit in the terrarium during these periods and just left them alone for a week trying a cricket every couple days in between.Once they become adjusted you and the gecko will be on the same scheduled feeding times.

10-10-2011, 09:32 AM
I agree. When I got my tokay she didnt eat for a couple of days. i would just let her be and try not to stress her out as much as possible. The only time i messed with mine is to spray her cage down. Good luck.

My Lil' Geckos
10-10-2011, 03:14 PM
Yeah I do think she needs some time to adjust as well. I think she is wild caught, since the breeder didn't know anything about her and she was only $15! I'll take her to the vet soon to have her checked for parasites as well. Thanks!