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    Hi,
    I have a young (not sure age) crestie. On january 5 it weighed 5.83 g, on january 20 it weighed 5.34 g. I feed Pangea food, changed every other day. Kept in a Kritterr keeper at 75į during day and night drops to 65-68į. It is housed on paper towel substrate with plenty of fake plants to hide, and I use a Pangea suction mounted feeding ledge. Misted once nightly to keep humidity up. I never see it eating, and have supplemented with crickets a few times. I see feces so it must be eating however it is not gaining weight. Any suggestions? Too large of an enclosure? Maybe ditch the feeding ledge? Iíve had it since November and it hasnít grown much at all.

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    Forgot to mention he is in a “large (11x8x6) Kritter Keeper.

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    As long as there are plenty of places for the gecko to hide and feel secure, that size of an enclosure should be fine.

    You are right that if there is fecal, then the animal must be eating. What flavor(s) of Pangea are you feeding and how often are you offering crickets?
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    Currently only has watermelon (what the breeder said they used) and only offered crickets a few times. Bought some small crickets today to try again. When offering crickets is it advisable to leave them in the enclosure overnighr?

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    very young cresties often seem to grow very slowly, until one day they don't. you haven't had him long. I wouldn't be at all concerned as long as you're seeing poop and he's active.

    that being said...is he in a high-traffic area of the house?
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    Thanks for the reply. He is located in my office which only gets visited maybe 2-3 times a day when I’m home checking on all the critters (dart frogs, Pac-Man frog, crystal red shrimp, isopods).
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