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    Question Crested Gecko: Feeding Concern.


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    So, as some of you may know in case you read the other feeding question I posted I haven’t seen Reptar eat- and I never see her on her trees she’s always on the ground. I thought she was kind of hunting for crickets since that’s what she was fed before so I picked up some crickets. NOT MANY just 6 small ones- unsure of how many she’d eat, though she already has a bowl with some Repashy in it- an she just seems so detached, like she doesn’t even want them. And I don’t know… those of you who feed crickets, do they go a them right away?

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    how big is she ? how long have you had her? what does her enclosure look like size, substrate,plants pics if possible. what are the temps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisaowens View Post
    how big is she ? how long have you had her? what does her enclosure look like size, substrate,plants pics if possible. what are the temps?

    I've had her since the 26th, she was my Christmas present and was gotten that day. Her enclosure is a tall 5.5 gallon, plenty of branches, a nice little hut, and green reptile carpet. Reptar "Gizmo" is about an inch long without her tail, but if you include it she's just barely 2 1/2. I have water readily supplied, and a bowl of crested gecko food, with a bit of fresh fruit, temps are just below 75, with pretty decent humidity. I'm worried about her- the night I brought her home she hopped from branch to branch and stuck to the side of her enclosure. Now she seems to be trying to climb it but she won't stick

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    First, give her some time to get used to the enclosure. I would also remove the fresh fruit, as it may deter her from eating the CGD. As for not sticking, it's possible that she could be getting ready to shed, as I've noticed that my cresties will have difficulty clinging when they're about ready to shed. After they have shed, the stickyness returns.

    What you can also do is just get a butter tub lid and place a small amount of CGD in the center. If you notice a "scallopped" edge the next morning, then you know the crestie is eating.

    Lastly, if there are poops, she's eating, so it's important to pay attention to the cleanliness of her cage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kouneli View Post
    First, give her some time to get used to the enclosure. I would also remove the fresh fruit, as it may deter her from eating the CGD. As for not sticking, it's possible that she could be getting ready to shed, as I've noticed that my cresties will have difficulty clinging when they're about ready to shed. After they have shed, the stickyness returns.

    What you can also do is just get a butter tub lid and place a small amount of CGD in the center. If you notice a "scallopped" edge the next morning, then you know the crestie is eating.

    Lastly, if there are poops, she's eating, so it's important to pay attention to the cleanliness of her cage.

    Gizmo is anything but clean- I'm not sure if I'm mistaking messiness for munching but when I sleep I wake up to her food EVERYWHERE like she stomped in it

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    if you see poop then she is eating i had the same issue with pepper until i bought a magnetic food ledge i seen him eating for the first time when i put that in and give her time sometimes they do not eat right off

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    I'll certainly keep that in mind, though I did take out the crickets. One crawled on her and she jumped like she'd been bit. So I'll wait awhile before I do that again.

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    something else to consider if she is very small she may need to be kept in a smaller home like a kritter keeper until she get a bit bigger. when they are very small it is hard for them to find their food and they can also become stressed out in to big of a place

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    I'll have to look around for one smaller than her house. The perimeter of her house now is about the size of a critter keeper it's just taller

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    if it is the size of a larger kritter keeper or kricket keeper it should be fine

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