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    I recently got a little crested gecko and itís not eating Pangea do you have any tips

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    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited!

    How long have you had your little crestie? Let us know temps and such.

    Pics, please, including enclosure.

    Perhaps your crestie has not yet settled in or does not have enough hiding places.

    What substrate are you using? It's easier to find poop if the initial substrate is paper towels.
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    It can take 2-4 weeks before a gecko will feel comfortable enough in a new home to start eating. Is your gecko a baby? It may be very hard for you to tell by lick marks, as they are so small. Are you using paper towel substrate, and are you seeing any poops? Do you have a lot of foliage and a couple of hides for it? How big is your tank? You can try putting in two feeding stations, one high and one low.

    Mostly, with a new gecko, patience is in order. Try not to handle it too much the first few weeks. Change out the food every other day (it should be the consistency of ketchup - add a little water if it gets dried out on the 2nd day). Your gecko will most likely not starve it self, it just needs to feel comfortable enough to eat.
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    He is in an upright ten gallon and there is poop and plenty of hides can I feed him wax worms?

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    Waxworms are super high in fat, so you can give them as occasional treats, but not as a staple.
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    hey all, I just moved this to the appropriate subforum.

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