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    Quote Originally Posted by ccrested View Post
    He ate paper towel

    I was putting something away near his enclosure and I noticed that the paper towel that is lining the bottom of his tank was rolled into his pipe. I looked in and he was holding it in his mouth. I attempted to get it out of his mouth but a little piece of the paper towel ripped off and when I tried taking it from him, he ate it. He acts like I don’t feed him. I literally refilled his food dish a couple hours ago.
    Does your crestie have a good appetite for his crested gecko diet? Which one do you use?

    Does he eat crickets too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Does your crestie have a good appetite for his crested gecko diet? Which one do you use?

    Does he eat crickets too?
    I believe that he does have a ďgood appetiteĒ for his diet. He is given Repashy. He does not eat crickets also.

    I read on multiple other forums about other members have been in the same situation and that their crested geckos were okay after the fact and the paper towel just got passed through.

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    UPDATE (on the humidifier):

    The small humidifier that I bought a while ago has stopped working. Thankfully, I had a backup. It was the exact same humidifier but had just never been used yet. That didnít seem to cut it as the humidity didnít seem to go above 27% and was staying around the 24% mark and that was getting me worried as I had read that it should be much higher.

    Today I was able to purchase a bigger and more expensive Honeywell humidifier from Canadian tire. I got this one: https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/h...5250p.html#srp
    It isnít really anything special. If it doesnít do any justice I can just return it and buy a different one. It is an evaporative cool moisture humidifier. The reviews seemed good even though there werenít too many.

    A problem arose when I took it to the house and was setting it up. Long story short, my room isnít the biggest so there werenít many places to put it. The manual said that it had to be at least 12 inches from any walls and at least 4 feet from the bed. I also kept in mind that I didnít want it too close to either the gecko or any of the other animals. I ended up putting it on the floor somewhat out of the way.

    I just set it up so I am not too sure about how well it works. I measured and the opening of the humidifier is a little less than 3 1/2 feet (diagonally) away from the closest corner of his tank. Is that too close? There is literally no where else I can put it.

    If you have any other questions, I would be glad to answer. All replies are appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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    1. I don't feed my crestie crickets. He has no interest in insects of any kind, and is thriving on the CGD (several flavors, for variety).

    5. I don't think you are an unfit pet parent, in fact I commend you for coming here and doing the research, despite the fact that you hadn't planned on having this guy, and don't really feel connected to him. If in a year or so, you still don't have any connection, or foresee much of any interest, perhaps you could see about rehoming him again, to a knowledgeable person, or someone who really wants him and would be willing to do the research, just as you are doing. Lizards don't really "attach" to people, they mostly tolerate them, but are interesting little animals to some folks, and are quite content if their tank is big enough and has a suitable environment for them. So don't feel bad, it sounds like your little guy will do just fine. Re-evaluate in another 6 months or a year, and see if your thoughts have moved in a different direction.

    Thanks for taking him in and caring for him properly!
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    Well, I think my prior post was in response to something on a different page - I'm not sure how that happened!

    Anyway, hopefully that little piece of paper towel will pass right through. Watch for normal poops for the next few days. As for the humidifier - I have never had to use one near my gecko tanks, but I would say to monitor the humidity in the tank and see if it is helping. If the humidifier is in a safe spot, and not too much in your way, I'd say everything will be fine.
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    Hidey - Gargoyle Gecko 0.1.0
    OhGee (Office Gecko) - Bauer's Chameleon Gecko 1.0.0
    TBD (Tiny Badass Dragon) - Western Bearded Anole 1.0.0

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    Thank you for your response, I really appreciate the help. He has honestly really grown on me and I wouldn’t trade him for the world. I sure hope that he was able to pass the paper towel through his system considering it has been around 6 months since I posted about the situation

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