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    I was taking pictures of one of my geckos and I went out to the living room with him to show my mom the pics I got of him. She was holding him when out of no where, something must've spooked him (he's never acted like this), he bolted behind my mom's computer desk.

    I looked around for him for a bit and tried moving the desk out a bit (there's a bookcase right next to it) so I could see if he went behind the bookcase but I didn't find him there. I looked in the other direction and behind and under the snake cage but he wasn't there either. I don't know where he could've gone in less than 10 minutes. I know cresties like height, but I'd think for the first few minutes he'd stay low till he figured out where he wanted to go.

    I'm just worried he's going to be lost for a long time and end up dying and I'll never find him in time... I'm worried about him. I've been given advice before in this situation but it was a while ago and I can't remember what all I should do. I know one of them is not to tear the house apart looking for him and just wait, but there's gotta be sometihng else... Is there? Or is that really ALL I can do?
    Crestie: 4.4.19.12 - Tabasco, Tigger, Pancake, Patches, Nitro, Quil, Pikachu, Zeke, Chip, Squeaks, Ellie, Cleo, Waffle, Lemon, Cherry, Grape, Gratro 1, Gratro 2, Gratro 3, Gratro 4, Rohan, Tamon 4, Tamon 5, Tamon 6, Wafflecake/Gratro(??), Wafflecake 1, Wafflecake 2
    Garg: 0.0.1 - Coal
    Savannah Monitor: 1.0.0 - Monster
    House Gecko: 1.0.0 - Kira

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    Maybe you can leave a few bits of food that he likes around the house, then look for little dips in the food which means he has eaten there so he will be near that place.... Then you can look for him around there.
    Good idea or not? :/
    So sorry to hear about this! Hope you find him!

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    Yeah I've been given this idea from someone else as well =/
    I'd say good idea but the only problem with it is 1. I have a special needs sister who would probably somehow get into the food no matter whre it is and 2. The only thing I know he truly truly LOVES is applesauce babyfood. I gave it to my colony the other night but I don't wanna open another container and waste it and I also don't wanna feed my geckos babyfood again so soon =/
    Crestie: 4.4.19.12 - Tabasco, Tigger, Pancake, Patches, Nitro, Quil, Pikachu, Zeke, Chip, Squeaks, Ellie, Cleo, Waffle, Lemon, Cherry, Grape, Gratro 1, Gratro 2, Gratro 3, Gratro 4, Rohan, Tamon 4, Tamon 5, Tamon 6, Wafflecake/Gratro(??), Wafflecake 1, Wafflecake 2
    Garg: 0.0.1 - Coal
    Savannah Monitor: 1.0.0 - Monster
    House Gecko: 1.0.0 - Kira

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    Is there any way to seal off the room that he's in so that he can't get too far into the rest of the house? I would try to get the room completely dark to encourage him to come out of hiding and sit in the room with a flashlight, listening for any movement and panning the walls and hiding places with the light and hopefully you'll see him soon.

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    I forgot all bout this topic
    I actually found him the next morning.
    I was eating a waffle and staring at the sliding glass door thinking to myself "Hizu (A problematic gecko I had who almost needed surgery, was really small and not growing, ran off once like Tigger, and eventually died of entameoba) survived for bout 2 weeks of being out in this house... He was perfectly fine after; Tigger will be - OMFG!!!" and I saw him hanging upside down where that metal thing and the edge of the sliding glass door meet when closed. Just hanging out and sleeping how he usually does. I flipped and threw my waffle down and grabbed him x3
    God I was so happy.
    But I will definately try that if it happens again. It will be bound to happen again as I'm expecting a max of 54-77 babies this season so I'm sure it'll be chaotic (I've never lost a tiny baby though. Just juvies =/ They're QUICK) what with all the mutli cage mate housing and such. I'll have to be super careful in my care for them =/
    Crestie: 4.4.19.12 - Tabasco, Tigger, Pancake, Patches, Nitro, Quil, Pikachu, Zeke, Chip, Squeaks, Ellie, Cleo, Waffle, Lemon, Cherry, Grape, Gratro 1, Gratro 2, Gratro 3, Gratro 4, Rohan, Tamon 4, Tamon 5, Tamon 6, Wafflecake/Gratro(??), Wafflecake 1, Wafflecake 2
    Garg: 0.0.1 - Coal
    Savannah Monitor: 1.0.0 - Monster
    House Gecko: 1.0.0 - Kira

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soul Eater View Post
    I forgot all bout this topic
    I actually found him the next morning.
    I was eating a waffle and staring at the sliding glass door thinking to myself "Hizu (A problematic gecko I had who almost needed surgery, was really small and not growing, ran off once like Tigger, and eventually died of entameoba) survived for bout 2 weeks of being out in this house... He was perfectly fine after; Tigger will be - OMFG!!!" and I saw him hanging upside down where that metal thing and the edge of the sliding glass door meet when closed. Just hanging out and sleeping how he usually does. I flipped and threw my waffle down and grabbed him x3
    God I was so happy.
    But I will definately try that if it happens again. It will be bound to happen again as I'm expecting a max of 54-77 babies this season so I'm sure it'll be chaotic (I've never lost a tiny baby though. Just juvies =/ They're QUICK) what with all the mutli cage mate housing and such. I'll have to be super careful in my care for them =/
    My corn snake escaped about a month and a half ago. I found him downstairs three weeks later when he made the mistake of crawling under one of the plastic grocery bags I had set up along the baseboard as a noise trap. I had given up all hope of finding him by then. Went to walk upstairs, heard a noise, thought "Nah.." but checked anyway, and sure enough there he was, coiled up and pissed off that I found him. He is now fat and happy in his cage and doesn't mind handling much.
    My crested doesn't like handling at all, he'll jump out of your hand any chance he gets, so I have to hold onto him to keep him long enough to check him out or get stuck shed off. Different personalities I guess.

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    Yeah some of my cresties are like that. my adults and juvies are good. Adults are calm, juvies mild, babies wont sit still. When Hizu got out... My God that was just a scary two weeks. His prolapse JUST fell off and I was worried he'd get it infected somewhere in the house!
    When my friend found him on the screen I cried
    He just happened to walk out there after telling me good night, saw him and RAN into my room yelling "YUUUUKIIII!!!!!" LMAO
    Crestie: 4.4.19.12 - Tabasco, Tigger, Pancake, Patches, Nitro, Quil, Pikachu, Zeke, Chip, Squeaks, Ellie, Cleo, Waffle, Lemon, Cherry, Grape, Gratro 1, Gratro 2, Gratro 3, Gratro 4, Rohan, Tamon 4, Tamon 5, Tamon 6, Wafflecake/Gratro(??), Wafflecake 1, Wafflecake 2
    Garg: 0.0.1 - Coal
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    House Gecko: 1.0.0 - Kira

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    Not to be a downer but are you sure you're ready for 77 babies this year if you're worried about wasting a bit of babyfood? With that many mouths to feed the food bills can get pretty high.

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    My best method of dealing with babies it to take the cage in to the bathtub wet it down then deal with the geckos, they can't climb the wet sides and are just stuck there running around in a confined area.

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    LMAO strakey! I can imagine that
    Thanks for the advice!

    @Zoh: Yes I'm ready. I have no problem with prices. My main thing with the baby food was I /really/ didn't wanna feed my whole colony babyfood again so soon. Grant it, I could have wasted it on just that one gecko (I could afford it I mean), but I don't like wasting things and I would have used that method as a last resort if nothing else worked. I did find him though =/

    I have TONS of CGD. I got some sometime mid last year and I /still/ have a lot left. I know how much I should get now for my whole colony. Prices will be hefty, but I do pretty well selling cages and such that I get for free. I also sell candy at school to get a little extra money for them :P
    I realized yesterday I had $60 when i thought I only had 10 xD I'm not sure if it all came from the candy or what but I do a pretty good job with selling
    I've always been one to get money if I really need it, one way or another. I get $20 a month for allowance as well, so it'll help with the costs. But yes, I am prepared. The only thing I am not prepared in is cages. I have to talk to my uncle to see if he'll be willing to divide another couple of cages for me Those divided cages work REALLY well for babies!!
    Crestie: 4.4.19.12 - Tabasco, Tigger, Pancake, Patches, Nitro, Quil, Pikachu, Zeke, Chip, Squeaks, Ellie, Cleo, Waffle, Lemon, Cherry, Grape, Gratro 1, Gratro 2, Gratro 3, Gratro 4, Rohan, Tamon 4, Tamon 5, Tamon 6, Wafflecake/Gratro(??), Wafflecake 1, Wafflecake 2
    Garg: 0.0.1 - Coal
    Savannah Monitor: 1.0.0 - Monster
    House Gecko: 1.0.0 - Kira

    8 babies have hatched so far! Keep checking the website for sales and place some holds.
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