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    Hello,
    about half an hour ago I've had a new gecko arriving here.
    The original owner told me he would use a heatpack. That "heatpack" was just a simple hand warmer! When i took the Gecko out she looked like dead. I've had her several minutes on my hand until i first saw the tail twitch and then her lifting her head.
    for now I've put her in a container nearby my heater. occasionally you can see her take like a big breath, but instead she isn't moving.
    Is there a good way to help her get better?
    Thanks for any advice!!

    UPDATE: after she began walking around a bit shakely I've put her into a 12x12x18 enclosure. unfortunately she dropped the tail in the meantime, but seems fine by now.
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    I’m sure she was stressed by both the move and the cold and not surprised she dropped her tail. Glad she is doing better, give her some time to adjust and I bet she will do fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilly_97 View Post
    Hello,
    about half an hour ago I've had a new gecko arriving here.
    The original owner told me he would use a heatpack. That "heatpack" was just a simple hand warmer! When i took the Gecko out she looked like dead. I've had her several minutes on my hand until i first saw the tail twitch and then her lifting her head.
    for now I've put her in a container nearby my heater. occasionally you can see her take like a big breath, but instead she isn't moving.
    Is there a good way to help her get better?
    Thanks for any advice!!

    UPDATE: after she began walking around a bit shakely I've put her into a 12x12x18 enclosure. unfortunately she dropped the tail in the meantime, but seems fine by now.
    Thanks for your update. You saved this crestie's life by gradually rewarming her after shipping!

    We only have so much time. I'm sorry I did not reply to your post when I first noticed it.

    Be sure to sort temps out and mist her enclosure once a day. Have you access to all-in-one powdered diets like Pangea with Insects? Feeding well fed crickets about once a week is also a good idea.

    Here's a crestie care sheet that lists specs, including temperatures, in outline form. In some places I've included temps in *C and lengths in centimeters.

    Let us know if you have any questions.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 01-05-2019 at 05:43 PM. Reason: more info
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    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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    Thank you all
    She is completly fine by now, wich i'm quite happy about.
    She is my third Gecko by now ^^ I'll just need a good name for her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilly_97 View Post
    Thank you all
    She is completly fine by now, wich i'm quite happy about.
    She is my third Gecko by now ^^ I'll just need a good name for her.
    You're welcome. Fortunately this crestie made a quick recovery!
    "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 an enclosure <===

    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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    About 15 years ago I received a gold dust day gecko that was shipped to me 2nd day air and then got lost for a day in the mail. I unpacked her and she looked perfect, but was completely still and didn't seem to be breathing. I put her in my hand and breathed on her and noticed that she was starting to respond. She had a rough beginning because she was a juvenile and the original enclosure was too big. She's passed now, but I had her for 12 years.

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