Page 7 of 7 FirstFirst ... 34567
Results 61 to 69 of 69
  1. #61
    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Location
    Windsor Ontario
    Posts
    53
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default


    LOG IN TO CLOSE THIS AD   


    So far he is loving it, Although yeah the humidity is out of wack like if i turn the fogger off it'll drop down almost instantly down to 34% humidity and with it on durring the night it goes to high so i keep having to turn it on and off on the lowest setting to try and keep it at the right humidity.

    Temp is perfect tho i mean it is actually really good. So no worries there. I just really need to find away to fix that humidity so i can worry less. I've tried Moss i've tried a fogger and nothing is really working. I mist 3 times a day at this point 1 in the morning 1 around like 2pm and then again at night around 10/11pm and sometimes a little before i goto sleep if i stay up until like 4am. I just don't know what to do about the humidity here right now. Typically it would be fine as durring spring and summer we have high humidity in the area as i live right next to lake Michigan but with winter coming and such its really difficult sadly.

    Also i have switched him fully to that Pangea diet you recommended and i do hope he eats it i am keeping my eye on him as much as i can constantly checking up luckily i have good eye sight at night so i don't need to turn the lights on or nothing to check but i haven't seen him at his dish yet today/tonight. I'll be up until about 5am checking on and off tho because i really want to make sure he likes it.

    Also side note. The Repashy smelled like baby food but this Pangea stuff smells like Banana Medicine lol haha.. Idk why but the gecko diets smell so good!!! oh my lord everytime i open the bag or whatever and i smell it i just get hungry lol.!

  2. #62
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    USA: Oregon
    Posts
    21,825
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    84 Post(s)
    Tagged
    9 Thread(s)

    Default

    I appreciate your comprehensive update!

    As you know, humidity bounces around from low to high and back again.

    Other gecko lovers keep and breed Phelsuma laticauda. These keepers also experience humidity variations depending upon the season and their locations. Their Phelsuma adapt. In the wild the humidity varies too.

    See how Buttons reacts to the humidity in his new home. Next time he sheds, see how it goes.
    "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)

  3. #63
    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Location
    Windsor Ontario
    Posts
    53
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Alright, So far he is enjoying it and i've gotten it pretty much to where i can spike the humidity really high before bed and it will slowly go down all night so when i do wake up its at 40% but the main issue is sometimes i experience drops as low as 30% humidity and thats where i get worried. I don't let it drop that low for to long clearly luckily i don't work or anything so all my time is spent at home so i get to keep a good eye on things for the most part The only time i have to leave the house is to go visit my children which due to COVID is pretty rare at the moment due to how paranoid the mother is. Although so far he is doing very good and he is extremely active. He sometimes does come right up to the glass to see me when i call him by making little noises He doesn't mind being handled so far. twice a day when i clean the glass or change his water out etc i do have him sit on one of my hands and he stays for the most part which is very nifty although at other times he loves to be a springy little guy :P I will be weighing him again on friday to see how his weight is doing now since he is actually eating. I also setup his old enclosure for crickets so i have a nice area for crickets now. I gut load them with Cucumbers and Carrots mainly and since Buttons won't eat the Repashy at all i have a small cap with Repashy in the Cricket enclosure lol

    So right now i have a 12x12x18 Enclosure as you seen in the photos and videos now i understand that he will need an 18x18x24 when he is an adult. How long do you think i could keep him in the 12x12x18 for? The only reason i ask is because everything is specialty order here and places such as Reptilesrus and Allreptiles.ca do not ship enclosures sadly. PetSmart does have an enclosure although its one of those kits which i don't need any of the stuff that comes with the enclosure i just need the enclosure and sadly they do not sell the enclosure without the kit.. So worst case last resort i would have to buy that but i really would like to get something more affordable and more reliable then something thats from petsmart and petsmart branded etc.
    Anyways i will provide a link to the petsmart one to show you what i am talking about although again i mainly just would like to know when i should be really pushing for that bigger enclosure and if Buttons does need to stay in the 12x12x18 for a little longer then required i would like to know how long can i wait just so i get a bit more time to get the bigger enclosure.

    https://www.petsmart.ca/reptile/habi...ml?cgid=500118

  4. #64
    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Location
    Windsor Ontario
    Posts
    53
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    So far Buttons is doing good i think. I did wake up twice now with the heat being a bit higher then it should.. so i moved his enclosure and such and put him in a better spot with better air flow and such. Like twice now i woke up with his enclosure being at 30c which according to my temp thing i bought it had only been like that for maximum an hour but i quickly went and changed the setup so now he is doing great again and that shouldn't happen anymore thank god. I don't ever want to wake up to a dead gecko I'm trying so so hard to keep him healthy and stuff. Other then that i have been putting fresh Pangea diet in his enclosure every night he has been eating it sometimes ill wake up to most of it gone sometimes he will just eat a little bit of it. I just don't know if i should be giving him it every night or not as a general option. I give him crickets once every 2 to 3 days typicall 1 or 2 crickets of course no more then that. (really depending on the size of them some of the little ones i got are extremely small) He won't really mess with mealworms so i stopped getting them. He seems to like crickets and the Pangea Insect Diet a lot!. as for water i don't see him drinking from the still water source much so i mist in the morning and sometimes in evening if i see it getting to dry then at night i mist a bit heavier so he has a lot of water droplets to drink from. I'm honestly so so worried of doing something wrong i really dont ever want to wake up to him being dead or something like i hear so many horror stories of one day the gecko is doing fine then the next he isnt so i am really keeping an eye on him. Other then that he is 2months 2weeks old and so far he weighs 4.5grams so he is for sure eating and growing. all his crickets are gut loaded with mainly cucumber and carrots and sometimes apples. and of course i dust them before feeding him them. If there is any other information or something i am missing please let me know i noticed i haven't gotten a reply to my last post so hopefully someone can tell me if i am doing anything wrong at this point in time and if everything im doing is proper and good so far then i guess if anything bad does happens theres no way it could be my fault. Oh! right other then all that so Buttons likes to actually hang out with me at the computer at night when he is waking up he will come to the glass when i go to change his food and water he will jump on my hand and won't get off me for a good hour or so. So i let him sit on my keyboard while i watch Good Mythical Morning lol. He seems to like to relax when he wakes up at first but then after about 30minutes to an hour he wants to start jumping typically he will jump and stick to my monitor so i put him back into his enclosure at that point since i don't want a springy little gecko jumping all over my house to many places he could go that i won't be able to get him haha. lol.
    Likes Elizabeth Freer liked this post

  5. #65
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    USA: Oregon
    Posts
    21,825
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    84 Post(s)
    Tagged
    9 Thread(s)

    Default

    I've read all your posts. You ARE doing a fantastic job with Buttons! He's growing nicely and eating well.

    Last I read he's 4.5 grams. How much does he weigh now?

    Some keepers place cresties in large enclosures from the beginning. They seem to find their way around.

    From his 12 x 12 x 18 you're thinking of moving him to an Exo Terra 18 x 18 x 24? Zilla makes a 16 x 16 x 24 that's not so expensive.
    "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)

  6. #66
    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Location
    Windsor Ontario
    Posts
    53
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I weighed him last on November 16th he weighed 4.7Grams. I weigh him normally every friday when i do a full clean up of his enclosure. Although i weighed him twice recently as he weighed 4.58Grams on November 13th and now the other day when i had to make adjustments to his enclosure i weighed him again on the 16th which as i said previously he weighed 4.7Grams. He is currently 2 months 3 weeks and a few days old now.

    As for the Exo Terra 18x18x24 i live in a place that has extremely limited resources regarding exotic pets suck as reptiles. So i am actually very limited to what i can or cannot buy as i don't own a vehicle. The closest place that sells enclosures is way out of the city which i live in Windsor Ontario. Anyways the owner there has connections to get me things i generally need he said after taxes i would be looking at 214 dollars Canadian for the 18x18x24 Enclosure from Exo Terra. Currently i have him in that 12x12x18 as he is growing and my girlfriend out in America is sending me the money for the new enclosure around Christmas time. I will then be investing in a more Bioactive setup although i could use a lot of information in regards to what i need including the "CleanUp Crew" which i have no clue where i am even going to get that.

    As i said in my other post today i am having horrible times with Humidity still. I've tried almost everything including making him a make shift box with moss in it etc The humidity won't stick. I will make a video and upload it to YouTube on friday to show you how the enclosure is fully setup in regards to where everything is so perhaps you can give me more pointers after you see the whole setup. I've invested so much into him and i won't give up i refuse to stop trying. Just tonight for example i went back to a petsmart locally here and picked up as much stuff as i could to try and help with humidity. I spent a good 68 Canadian once again on just things to try and help with humidity. As you can most likely tell by now i am so dedicated to my pets and i never give up on them ill starve myself before i let one of my pets go through anything that could cause them sickness or harm.

    Also if you are wondering why am i a reptile keeper living in a city that doesn't allow them that is mainly because (A) i can't sustain in any other city in Ontario at the moment (B) I love having a pet that keeps me going. I suffer from depression and other mental issues and having a pet just helps my mental state so much and keeps my mind going. I also have a cat his name is PewPew he is a senior now pushing 16 years of age i've had him since he was 5 months and as i moved all around the globe i brought him for the trip. I never ever can give up on my pets and i won't stop trying until i get everything perfect with Buttons and even then ill always try to make his living environment better. Anyways i will be posting a video friday so i hope that will help you understand the situation and perhaps you will have some sort of magical trick up your sleeve. hehe.. Other then that i really don't want to push for Bioactive until after the holidays as i am getting the biggest enclosure which that one is the one i plan to make bioactive. So if we can avoid that until i get the new setup that would be amazing if not then i have but no choice to make this small one into a bioactive as well.
    Last edited by Buttons; 11-18-2020 at 04:53 AM.

  7. #67
    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Location
    Windsor Ontario
    Posts
    53
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I did not get a PM ?

    Inbox contains 0 messages. You have 0 messages stored, of a total 1,000 allowed. (Empty Folder)


    Just got it. It was delayed it seems.
    Last edited by Buttons; 11-18-2020 at 03:39 AM.
    Thanks Elizabeth Freer thanked for this post

  8. #68
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    USA: Oregon
    Posts
    21,825
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    84 Post(s)
    Tagged
    9 Thread(s)

    Default

    So if we can avoid that until i get the new setup that would be amazing if not then i have but no choice to make this small one into a bioactive as well.
    Bioactive = an enclosure with a clean-up crew.

    My only "trick" is the layered substrate for your 12 x 12 x 18. Nothing else will fix your humidity problem. Please do as follows. I'm sorry I didn't share this earlier. You'll need 3 things:
    1. the weedblocker cloth (plant or garden store)
    2. about 3 cms of hydroton (Amazon)
    3. about 3 cms of sphagnum moss


    I'm not a Gorilla Glue fan either. I don't think the setup in that YouTube video would solve your humidity problem.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 11-18-2020 at 07:15 PM.
    "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)
    Thanks Buttons thanked for this post
    Likes Buttons liked this post

  9. #69
    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Location
    Windsor Ontario
    Posts
    53
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default


    LOG IN TO CLOSE THIS AD   


    Will do i just bought more Moss yesterday when i went to PetSmart so i already have that thankfully.
    Likes Elizabeth Freer liked this post

Page 7 of 7 FirstFirst ... 34567

User Tag List

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •