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    Hello! Iíve been handfeeding my gecko but decided itís probably best not to recently. I left him alone for a week to see if he could feed on his own. Iím not sure if heís eating, how can i tell? and my friends told me that he looks like he lost weight, but iím on here to get a more experienced persons answer. Ive been handfeeding for about 2 months before deciding not to anymore. And does anyone have tips to help him find his food on his own now? (Yesterday i tried hand feeding him but he was eating like he hadnít in a week, which is why iím asking. Thanks for anyone who can help.)B43BEDB4-0C8A-4617-8344-DE924CA3D27C.jpg i took this photo today

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    He was hatched in december
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    Quote Originally Posted by andrqw View Post
    Hello! I’ve been handfeeding my gecko but decided it’s probably best not to recently. I left him alone for a week to see if he could feed on his own. I’m not sure if he’s eating, how can i tell? and my friends told me that he looks like he lost weight, but i’m on here to get a more experienced persons answer. Ive been handfeeding for about 2 months before deciding not to anymore. And does anyone have tips to help him find his food on his own now? (Yesterday i tried hand feeding him but he was eating like he hadn’t in a week, which is why i’m asking. Thanks for anyone who can help.)B43BEDB4-0C8A-4617-8344-DE924CA3D27C.jpg i took this photo today
    If you see lick marks in his food, he's eating.

    Sometimes when you hand feed a gecko, that gecko becomes dependent upon you to keep feeding him. He's got to be hungry to look for food on his own.
    1. Leave food in several places near the ground.
    2. Are you feeding him a crested gecko powdered diet?
    3. Which one?
    4. If not, what are you giving him?
    5. Is he climbing alright?
    6. Is his right rear foot OK?
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    3A292B0A-FFD9-4006-B06D-434BF33EDAEB.jpg Yeah his right leg is fine. I donít know if it was the angle of the photo but here it looks normal.
    1. I will definitely try to leave him food in another place in the cage, should i leave a thicker consistency to see the lick marks?
    2. I am feeding him Pangea crested gecko diet, and since iíve seen him eat it before i know he likes the flavor of it.
    3.He is climbing fine, but sometimes he does slip but for the most part he sticks and climbs pretty well.
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    40CC80B4-97BB-41FC-B70F-8AEDECED05E4.jpgI was looking back at some photos and at some point his left leg looked like his right leg, a bit swollen. It doesnít anymore so i was wondering if thatís something i should be worried about. His right leg looked skinny though.

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    1. I will definitely try to leave him food in another place in the cage, should i leave a thicker consistency to see the lick marks?
    Leave food in 2 places. Try mixing the food a little thicker. Lately I've started keeping my crestie's Pangea dish on top of gravel in a small pot that supports a silk plant. That prevents Eco Earth's coco fiber from getting into the food.

    Some keepers use magnetic feeding dishes at higher levels inside the enclosures.


    2. I am feeding him Pangea crested gecko diet, and since iíve seen him eat it before i know he likes the flavor of it.
    Pangea's Complete Diets are TOPS! They provide well-balanced nutrition for a crested gecko. I think my crested gecko likes Pangea's Complete Insect mixture the best!

    3.He is climbing fine, but sometimes he does slip but for the most part he sticks and climbs pretty well.
    Keep up the good work! Keep watching for lick marks!


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    40CC80B4-97BB-41FC-B70F-8AEDECED05E4.jpgI was looking back at some photos and at some point his left leg looked like his right leg, a bit swollen. It doesnít anymore so i was wondering if thatís something i should be worried about. His right leg looked skinny though.
    Your crestie's legs are probably just fine. Don't worry. What I saw was probably the camera angle.
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    Okay, thank you so much for the help! I have food in three places right now, one low, and two high. I’m glad that there’s people like you who can help out i’ll update with another’s photo of him in about a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrqw View Post
    Okay, thank you so much for the help! I have food in three places right now, one low, and two high. I’m glad that there’s people like you who can help out i’ll update with another’s photo of him in about a week.
    You're welcome.

    Thanks . . . . . .

    Please update this very thread when you can.
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