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    Hello! I've had my crested gecko for about a year and a half now. She's always been extremely skittish which I've attributed to her being a very young juvenile at the time that I got her (from a breeder at an expo). Anyways, lately she's been sitting in the same spot on the ground of her tank for days at a time; I rarely see her hide in her cave and she never goes on the walls of her tank anymore. She's still eating and drinking though. I've also noticed that whenever I walk by, she strikes at me, as if she's trying to bite me through the glass. I know she doesn't think I'm food because she's never been interested in crickets when I've tried to feed them to her. She just ends up hitting her face on the glass and gets a mouthful of plant. It's really odd. Please let me know if this behaviour sounds concerning and I'll take her to the vet ASAP.

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    is there anything at all about her environment that has changed?
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    Nope, nothing

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    hmmm...the only thing I can think of then, is a possible personality shift as she reaches maturity? though I don't always see this and it might be something else. as long as she's eating and pooping normally, I wouldn't worry too much; maybe she'll perk up when spring hits?
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    Alright thank you! Hopefully she comes around soon.

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    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited!

    Can she "stick" to the glass if you help her get there? It's really stressful for cresties to lose their innate ability to climb.

    What are you feeding her?
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    I haven't seen her on the glass for a while, however she does sit sideways on her cave so I think she has some grip. I would help her up onto the glass but she's still very skittish and would try to escape. Do you think it could be stuck shed on her feet then? Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by erin View Post
    I haven't seen her on the glass for a while, however she does sit sideways on her cave so I think she has some grip. I would help her up onto the glass but she's still very skittish and would try to escape. Do you think it could be stuck shed on her feet then? Thank you!
    You're welcome.

    Please also let us know what she eats and whether you use any powdered supplements.

    Stuck shed could very well reduce her clinging ability. Somehow, g-e-n-t-l-y, look at her toe pads.

    You may be able to evaluate her toes/feet by pressing her up against the inside glass of her enclosure.

    If you see stuck shed, it needs to be removed.

    Place your crestie in a Humidity Box. That may help remove the shed.

    • Get a plastic container a little larger than your gecko.
    • Poke holes in the top from the inside out for ventilation.
    • Line the box with wet paper towels.
    • Add a few more paper towels.
    • Spray the top and sides of this container.
    • Add something rough like a dry paper towel or some cork bark.
    • Place your gecko inside & snap on the top.
    • Place this container near a low wattage bulb (25 watt) for about one hour.
    • Monitor your gecko frequently.
    • Then remove the gecko.
    • With a dry q-tip gently try removing any stuck shed.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 02-01-2018 at 08:16 AM.
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    Sorry, I missed that. She's currently on Repashy. Used to be Pangea. I don't give her any other supplements, and as mentioned earlier, she never took live food. I took a look at her feet and everything looks normal. Still a mystery!
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    Quote Originally Posted by erin View Post
    Sorry, I missed that. She's currently on Repashy. Used to be Pangea. I don't give her any other supplements, and as mentioned earlier, she never took live food. I took a look at her feet and everything looks normal. Still a mystery!
    Does her Repashy contain vitamin D3? I use Pangea's complete diets instead.

    Can you take her to the side of the glass? She should jump and climb. If not, she might be lacking in vitamin D3. At only 1 feeding per week add a wee pinch of Zoo Med's Repti Calcium with D3 to her Repashy.

    If she can't climb, make an appointment with a good exotics vet.

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    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 01-31-2018 at 10:09 PM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside a vivarium <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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