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    Quote Originally Posted by ccrested View Post
    I also forgot to mention, I’ve been feeding the crickets (I only have 3 left somehow but I can get into that some other time) flax seed and almond as it says that is okay for them to eat in the food list along with their high calcium food. One of the crickets is really big and has developed wings of some sort, quite interesting actually.
    Flax seeds and unsalted almonds sound good to me! Grind or pulverize almonds with a hammer.

    One of my crickets had really pretty wings yesterday too! That just lasted a couple hours.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    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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    Somewhat of an update but not really. When I was cleaning his enclosure on Sunday, I rearranged the supplies in it a little bit. I moved the feeding ledge higher up as I have been told that they like to be high up. I also sort of made a criss cross with the tubes so he has more to climb on and such.

    A funny thing that I noticed was that later that night or the night after (I forget which), he was hanging upside down at the top on the screen part of the enclosure. Silly guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccrested View Post
    Somewhat of an update but not really. When I was cleaning his enclosure on Sunday, I rearranged the supplies in it a little bit. I moved the feeding ledge higher up as I have been told that they like to be high up. I also sort of made a criss cross with the tubes so he has more to climb on and such.

    A funny thing that I noticed was that later that night or the night after (I forget which), he was hanging upside down at the top on the screen part of the enclosure. Silly guy.

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    Cresties can certainly chill in unusual positions!

    If you think he'd like more privacy, cover the sides of his 12 x 12 x 18 with paper -- like brown paper from grocery bags. I've done just that with several gecko enclosures.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    ===> 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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    Sorry if it is getting annoying that I am updating about every little new thing that he does.
    Today I walked into my room to get ready to go to sleep and the lights were off. I heard a thud coming from the direstcion of the enclosure and the first thing that comes to mind is “oh gosh, did he fall?”. I turned on my lamp (I don’t usually turn on the overhead as it is quite bright and I don’t want to stun or blind the animals kept in that room) and he was sticking to the front of the glass over the two doors making me unable to open the doors. I found it kind of funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccrested View Post
    Sorry if it is getting annoying that I am updating about every little new thing that he does.
    Today I walked into my room to get ready to go to sleep and the lights were off. I heard a thud coming from the direstcion of the enclosure and the first thing that comes to mind is “oh gosh, did he fall?”. I turned on my lamp (I don’t usually turn on the overhead as it is quite bright and I don’t want to stun or blind the animals kept in that room) and he was sticking to the front of the glass over the two doors making me unable to open the doors. I found it kind of funny.
    Annoying? I don't think so. It's encouraging. Keep it up! Geckos Unlimited loves updates. I love hearing how your crestie is behaving -- your experiences with him.

    Since he sticks to the glass he must feel settled. I think stress is one reason why some geckos might not "stick" as they're supposed to.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    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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    I haven’t posted on here for a while, I apologize.

    I was just wondering something. Do crested geckos have to have their tanks cleaned on a set schedule, for example every week on a certain day, or can they be cleaned when they get dirty. By this I mean deep clean not spot clean.

    I usually clean the tank on Saturday’s as my sundays are very busy and if I can’t do that or forget for some reason I clean it on sundays but I was out late today and don’t really have time to clean his tank tonight so I am going to clean it tomorrow. I try really hard to do it on Saturday’s but sometimes things happen that prevent that from happening. I won’t leave it for weeks and weeks until it is unbearable so don’t worry about that. I am usually really good at cleaning it the second day if I can’t the first but I didn’t intend on being out this late late,

    Thank you. I hope this is okay I am going to clean it as soon as I can tomorrow.

    If you have any advice on keeping crested geckos, please don’t be afraid to tell me as I appreciate all the help I can get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccrested View Post
    I havenít posted on here for a while, I apologize.

    I was just wondering something. Do crested geckos have to have their tanks cleaned on a set schedule, for example every week on a certain day, or can they be cleaned when they get dirty. By this I mean deep clean not spot clean.

    I usually clean the tank on Saturdayís as my sundays are very busy and if I canít do that or forget for some reason I clean it on sundays but I was out late today and donít really have time to clean his tank tonight so I am going to clean it tomorrow. I try really hard to do it on Saturdayís but sometimes things happen that prevent that from happening. I wonít leave it for weeks and weeks until it is unbearable so donít worry about that. I am usually really good at cleaning it the second day if I canít the first but I didnít intend on being out this late late,

    Thank you. I hope this is okay I am going to clean it as soon as I can tomorrow.

    If you have any advice on keeping crested geckos, please donít be afraid to tell me as I appreciate all the help I can get.
    Thanks for asking.

    Crested geckos are flexible. You crested won't mind at all if you miss a day or two. As long as you keep up with spot cleaning, maybe only deep clean 1x per month.

    Here's my crested gecko link. Scroll down past the first post for 11 more posts.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    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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    If your crestie likes crickets, you can feed him 4 or 5 twice a week, and dust them with calcium d3 at least one of those times.

    I think you are doing a lot of things right for your crestie, and I hope that he will thrive in your care. Good for you for continuing to research and ask questions!

    Re feeders - are dubia roaches allowed where you live? If so, they are a lot easier to keep than crickets, are a lot less noisy and smelly, and most cresties really like them. Might be something to consider for the future.

    How is your little guy doing? Is he looking better than when you first got him? You originally mentioned that the owner thought he was dying and not in too good shape...but your earlier photo looks pretty good from what I could see.
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    I am so sorry, I usually get email notifications when I get replies but I haven’t seen any come through. I haven’t been on m the forum for a while and I apologize.

    I “deep clean” both the gecko and cricket enclosure every Saturday (or at least I try to) to make sure that the paper towels are fresh and their is no mould or such and to wipe down the glass/plastic to reduce water residue. I do other stuff also. Thank you for the feedback.

    I have ended up with one cricket for quite a bit now because she is way too big to feed to the gecko so she is now more like a pet to me, oops.

    I really do need to get more crickets to feed the gecko though and I should get a bigger tank for them also. To keep them and the big cricket separate but also to give them more room although the one I have didn’t seem too small for the 9 I had as they just liked to hide most of the time.

    GexkoLeen, I am unsure about the restrictions of Dubai roaches where I live, I will have to look into that. The cricket I have right now actually doesn’t smell at all. Even when I had 9, they didn’t smell. The only noise that she makes is when she scratches the side of the enclosure but it’s no bother.

    I believe that he is doing better, it seems that he may have gained some weight. He also enjoys just sitting on the bottom of the enclosure and staring at me when I am in my room. I actually have been noticing lick marks in his food dish whereas when I first received him, I didn’t really notice him eating at all. I believe that he has warmed up to his new environment and me. I actually caught him in partial shed and I hear that that is actually quite rare as they tend to eat their shed and only do it at night when you can’t see so it is hard to catch them in shed. He had shed coming off of his tail when I saw it.

    He is quite odd too though. I also caught him partially under the paper towel and partially on the side of the enclosure which didn’t look very comfortable but I’m not judging.

    Thank you for all the feedback, I really appreciate it. Sorry again.

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