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    As this being my first post I just wanted to say hello to all... I recently received a pair of amyae with them being my first gecko of this group, nephrurus. Im concerned because i have not seen the female eat at all since obtaining them... I have done my research as to their requirements which i have them in a 16X13X8 glass tank with multiple hides with the cool side being 80 and the warm side 88. I mist the cool side almost once daily and have seen the female lap the droplets on different days... Ive just been misting daily because at least the girl hydrates.
    Im not sure if this hinders her from eating but im out of resources for knowledge in his manner... I do plan to seperate them asap by this thursday... I do apologize if this thread seems redundant but i really would like to get some input as to how i can get the female amyae to eat. She still roams the the tank going from the warm side to the cool side and she seems fine but she likes hanging out on the cool side most of the time... Thank you in advance for your input.

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    I don't have an answer to your question, but if your seeing your female hydrate by licking the sides *everyday* there might be a problem, if she is constantly hydrating. Have you seen her strike at an prey items at all? If yes, how strong and accurate it her strike.

    I had a wheeleri which would hydrate constantly, and constantly be dehydrated as well, was a poor striker, I got him to eat but this would take time and effort and constant monitoring. I never got him checked out and eventually he passed.
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    She doesnt lap the glass everyday i just offer the water... But to answer the question ive never seen her strike at her food i put a couple of crickets but she doesnt seem to mind them even when they are near by but i do see her roam around her enclosure... Thanks

    -angeles

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    So any advice to a new member... I can definitely use it... I also forgot to mention that the female does look like its about to shed i do not know if this would stop her from eating... Thanks

    -angeles
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    They love ****roaches, try those. If she is hydrated don't spray every day. They like it dryer. I don't provide moist hides for mine, i just spray the animal and a side of the tub 2-3 times a week. Separate her. It's the only way you can truly know if she is eating. How old and how heavy is she?

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    Shes actually shedding at the moment... To answer the question shes about 16mnths old but the weight i have to get a scale tomorrow... I will be seperating her tomorrow as well... Thanks

    -angeles

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    Quote Originally Posted by mummabear View Post
    They love ****roaches,
    lol at the profanity editor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mad4400 View Post
    lol at the profanity editor.
    That made me laugh too.
    To answer the question about shedding and food intake. They are really only in shed for about 24hr so may affect for the 1 night but not much more than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0823angeles View Post
    Shes actually shedding at the moment... To answer the question shes about 16mnths old but the weight i have to get a scale tomorrow... I will be seperating her tomorrow as well... Thanks

    -angeles
    The majority of my Amyae stop eating a day or two before shedding and then start eating again the next evening.
    Also, you mentioned just getting them recently. In my personal experience, shipping can throw many Nephrurus off their feed for up to a week, especially amyae. Virtually all of mine took several days to start accepting food, but every one of them came around after getting comfortable with their new environment.
    I would concentrate on getting her set up in her own enclosure, cut back misting to twice a week, and keep stress to a minimum.

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    Yeah i figured the stress from transfering the pair would mess up their eating habit but i didnt know a week was a norm or not... Ill be getting my tank setup for the male tomorrow so they can be separated... Thanks again for the replies... Ill try and get some pics up tomorrow as im using my iphone to reply...

    -angeles

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