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    i have a pair of crested geckos both are a little over six in. my male is fat and happy but my female isnt eating. the male loves her and isnt picking on her. she just stoped eating live food and doesnt really eat too much crested gecko mix. i have been trying to get her to eat by putting food on her nose but she will only eat a little bit of it. i have got some calorie supplement, liquid calcuim and even put a uvb builb on the tank just in case she was lacking calcuim. someone please tell me if there is anything else i can do to help her.

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    has she laid any eggs?

    also, can you please give weights and not length? weight is a much better indication of body condition. if you can't weigh them, please post nice clear pics.

    there are several possibilities. one is that she feels bullied; regardless of whether or not she gets injured or you see him chasing her around, she can feel intimidated and stressed, and have reduced appetite.

    if she's been laying eggs, she may be getting low on calcium from shelling all those eggs, and feeling worn out.

    how long have you had her? him? were they both quarantined before introduction? what are the chances she can have a parasitic infection? I'd be concerned about this if you got her recently.

    how old is she?
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    i have had both of them for about six months or so. i got her from a co worker and i got the male seperate. they were both by themselfs before i got them. the male weighs 27 grams and the female is only 15. i have never found an egg in the cage ever so im not sure if thats the issue.
    im going to just seperate them and see how well she does on the supplement and extra calcuim for now but im not sure if what im doing is helping her awhole lot.

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    oh, my goodness, yes - you should never put a female in with a male (regardless of his size) until she is at least 30 grams, and to be on the safe side the standard is 35 grams. what you have described is basically equivalent to putting a 10- or 11-year old girl in a room with a randy 17-year-old boy he will be sexually mature but very young, and at that size she'll be on the verge of maturity but not physically ready for the stress of breeding.

    I'm sure she's feeling very picked-on, and it's possible he's tried to breed her but she's not ready.

    if you separate them, I bet she'll perk right up.

    unless you have reason to suspect MBD, I would NOT continue to give extra calcium - they can overdose, too. if she perks up and eats her food after being in her own space, she'll be fine.

    is it possible for you to post pictures?
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    okay i will put her in a critter keeper untill i can go to the petstore and get her a new cage tomorrow.
    the people at the petstore said it would be okay to put two together and from what i saw and read it was fine but i should have asked questions.
    okay i will lay off of the extra caluim. can they get too much from the light or should i keep that one her till she gets better?
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    Do not listen to pet store people. They might mean well, but the fact of the matter is they're not really trained and few are experienced. Their job is to make a sale, not give quality advice. Many people (myself included) have made the mistake of listening to pet store people and ended up with sick, injured, or dead reptiles. I'll never forget one person who had a gecko with MBD and the pet store told them it was a calcium overdose and to stop giving any calcium.

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    i have learned the hard way. im sure there are a few people out there that work at petstores and know what their talking about but finding them is the hard part.
    i love my cresties and want the best for them which is why im upset one of mine isnt doing good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melanieleigh91 View Post
    i have learned the hard way. im sure there are a few people out there that work at petstores and know what their talking about but finding them is the hard part.
    i love my cresties and want the best for them which is why im upset one of mine isnt doing good!
    I'm sure once they're separated, she'll be fine.

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    that was an amazing analogy, aimless lol better get that little female out of there before the male ends up on a sex offender list somewhere....

    how long has the female been acting this way? just curious.
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    nice looking geckos btw
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