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    I have a baby Gecko i n a ten gallon but I'm not sure if that's too big for him and I also have a Gecko that is a year old but is tiny? Does he have parasites? I took him to the vet but he told me to get a heating rock but those are bad so... Anyways here is a picture of the baby next to a bottle cap...1440455543004-1613666842.jpg 1440455741394831640491.jpg I took a picture of them next to a bottle cap for reference pls help!!!

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    Hi, your gecko is a crested gecko, so a member may move this thread to the crested gecko forum

    For a juvi/baby gecko as yours looks in the pic, 10 gal is minimum for their tank, but in my opinion I would suggest perhaps getting a slightly taller tank as Cresteds are arboreal and do not like to spend as much time on the ground

    Your gecko may be 1 year old so it is a juvi, it will be small for a while until it hits a growth spurt, this can depend on your geckos diet as some say live feeders like crickets or Dubai help to speed the process of growth

    From the pictures I cannot tell if there are parasites, the best way to tell is taking a stool sample and keeping it in an enclosed plastic bag and refrigerate it (do not put in the freezer) and then take it to a local vet, and they can run a fecal scan to see if your gecko has any parasites

    Heat rocks are not made for crested geckos, and can severely harm and burn them, do not use

    Does your gecko have any foliage at all? As I mentioned before Cresteds are arboreal, they live in the trees, and therefore they require a lot of cover and foliage to feel safe. You are stressing your gecko out of you do not have any kind of fake or live plant in there, and in severe stress cases it can cause the gecko to go off feed, if you do not have any kind of fake or live plant please do go out and purchase a few

    Does he have a substrate? I would not suggest soil for young Cresteds as it has the chance for impaction, paper towel roll would do just fine

    How long ago did you purchase him? What are the average temps and humidity you are keeping him at, and how are you measuring these?

    If he is a new gecko please give him at least a week-2 weeks to acclimate, holding him early will just add to stress
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    Correlophus Ciliatus 1.0.0
    Non-reptilian:
    2.0.0 English Spaniel
    2.0.0 Cavia Porcellus
    1.2.0 Veiltailed Betta fish
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    That's not the crested Gecko and I actually have one already for a year and yes I said I thought the heat rock is a stupid idea. I have him in a ten gallon with foliage while the other is in a 30 gallon on its side... I have had the other for a year but he doesn't grow but the vet told me to get a heat rock so... What do I do? And yes I have foliage with wood repti bark... What my main concern is if he will be able to find his food in a ten gallon...

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    Er, from the pictures you took it looks like a crested gecko, perhaps take another but a little more clear?

    It is not common for a gecko to grow in a year, they all grow at different rates and at different times, some more than others

    Your gecko will have no problem finding food, there is only so much of a tank you can go till you've explored every inch and if he doesn't find t immediately he will find it
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    2.0.0 Cavia Porcellus
    1.2.0 Veiltailed Betta fish
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    OK I'll try to find a better camera. Is there any way to tell if he has parasites?

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    I stated above how
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    Non-reptilian:
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    2.0.0 Cavia Porcellus
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    Hi Avalanche_Yeti ~

    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited!

    So you have a crested and one "other" gecko. How about a brighter picture?

    Perhaps @Tamara can ID it.
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    I cropped and lightened your pictures, but they still don't show much. It's enough to show that it's a crested gecko, sometimes called ciliatus, Correlophus (Rhacodactylus) ciliatus.
    It doesn't seem to have much of a crest, so it might be a hybrid, but I won't go so far as to say that, since there are some baldy cresteds.

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    There is something very wrong with his right eye. Any chance you could post a better picture to show what it looks like?
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    As far as i can see i agree with everything that has been suggested above by CrestedL, and as Hilde stated, based on this pictures they are indeed both crested gecko's.

    If they are 2 different animals because that is not very clear to me from these pics?

    I don't think they are hybrid's, but i also do see something weird with the animals eye.
    Brighter pictures would surely be helpfull.

    The advice of your vet is totally worthless!!! Heat rocks should never be used inside reptile enclosures, period.
    If the animal is a year old i personally think that it should be almost full grown by now , or atleast bigger then it is now, so my advice would be...
    Take both your animals to a new, good vet that has experience with, or atleast knowledge abouth reptiles and tell the previous one to look for another job...
    Let the new guy do a fecal exam on both of them to make sure if there are no parasites or other intestinal problems.
    If there are , take care of them first, your vet will give you the medication you need and advice abouth the correct threathment.
    Also, as CrestedL already mentioned above, take a look at your parameters and the diet you are feeding them...
    How is the temperature?
    How are the humidity levels?
    What are you feeding them? Only MRP's or live food as well?
    Which types and how much of each?
    Do you gutload your live feeders prior to feeding them to your gecko's?
    What are you gutloading them with?
    Which types of vitamin suplementations do you use, and how much?
    Any other factors that could cause some other types of problems like stress, for example, not enough hiding places, other pets they can see, high human traffic area's, ...

    If your animals are healthy they shouldn't have any problem with finding food in a 10 gallon enclosure, it's still a closed environment if you compare it to which ground they cover in the wild, so, besides the cup's of MRP that will not try to hide themselfs, they should also encounter their living prey items at a regular basis.

    Anyway, if you are worried abouth parasites the best thing to do right now is take them both to a qualified vet and make him do a decent fecal test.

    Good luck.
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    I'm personally planning on using one of those small critter-keeper plastic cages for my hatchlings until they've got some weight on them and are a couple weeks old, then they'll be moved into a 10 gallon. My thought is that if one in particular isn't eating as much, it'll be easier to notice in a smaller cage. This isn't really advice, but it's what I would personally do.

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