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    Hello, I am currently having issues getting my little friend to eat his Repashy. I've tried multiple different types of Repashy and i can't tell if he is actually eating it. I do make a very very small amount for her daily but i don't really notice him going to his dish nor do i notice it really going missing. I would like some information in regards to what i should purchase to make sure he gets all his nutrients that he requires because the last thing i would ever want is for him to get MBD or anything that could be life threatening etc. He doesn't seem to like mealworms much but he loves Crickets. I do understand that there are some things i can purchase in order coat/dust the Crickets with but i would like some very straight forward advice on this subject also i am very limited to what i can purchase as the Petsmart here doesn't always have the things i require so i tend to be forced to use Amazon. Within this post i will provide my stores PostalCode so if someone can please guide me a little on this subject i would very much appreciate it.

    Please note the Petsmart is the Canadian one so please use PetSmart.ca and enter the following postal code in order to get my shop. I would post the link directly although the rules on the forums say not to post links although i do hope that the administrators understand i am asking for advice and i would appreciate it if you did reply using one of the links from the petsmart using my postal code.

    PostalCode: N9E1S6
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    Hi Buttons ~

    How old is your gecko? Sometimes their licks are so small, we can't see them.

    Feed Buttons crickets + Repashy or Pangea. It's important to feed your crickets BEFORE you feed them to Buttons. Repashy probably has something to feed your insects.

    Buttons' enclosure is kinda bare. Geckos need lots of hiding places.
    • Please add something like thick Exo Terra twisty vines to fill in the space. Those twisty vines can be twisted together to make a thicker vine. This way Buttons can hide, feel very safe, and explore when he wants.
    • Silk "leaves/foliage" from a Dollar Store are excellent! They look great and are easy to clean.


    Crickets are an excellent source of nutrition!!! Just lightly dust Buttons' crickets @ 1 feeding per week with Zoo Med's Rept-Calcium with D3. Other brands contain way too much vitamin D3! This one:

    Repashy and Pangea powdered diets are a good source of nutrition for crested geckos. Can you order Pangea powdered diets in Canada (with Insects or Papaya)? That's what my crested gecko eats mostly.

    Here's a link for many things Buttons might appreciate.

    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 10-28-2020 at 07:31 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    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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    This is perfect thank you so much, Also he hatched Aug 28th so he is about to be 2 months old. ^_^ I got him from a breeder out in leamington ontario and yeah i have Repashy here but he isn't taking to it very well and when i went to the petsmart they only had crickets and meal worms available nothing else no calcium nothing so i have been giving him Repashy and getting him to eat it off my finger because its the only way he seems to want to eat it and i have been giving him crickets without being dusted for the moment while i wait for my package to come in from toronto (AllReptiles.ca) but this is wonderful help i am going to pickup some of that Pangea Complete with Insects and that Repi Calcium is actually the one i ordered so perfect! i should have that by friday latest hopefully sooner but yeah ^_^ thank you guys so so much!!!
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    Oh right shoot i forgot to mention so his enclosure is being upgraded actually by the end of november he will have a wonderful new enclosure i purchased a new Exo Terra Advanced Retile Terrarium for him i just want to get more stuff for it as it is bigger then what i have currently and of course is a tall and not a long So i am currently in the process of getting him into a better spot just for now i figured this would suit him for a couple of weeks, although i will stop at petsmart and pickup some more things tomorrow which i can add some of the stuff to his current enclosure to make him happier ^_^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttons View Post
    Oh right shoot i forgot to mention so his enclosure is being upgraded actually by the end of november he will have a wonderful new enclosure i purchased a new Exo Terra Advanced Retile Terrarium for him i just want to get more stuff for it as it is bigger then what i have currently and of course is a tall and not a long So i am currently in the process of getting him into a better spot just for now i figured this would suit him for a couple of weeks, although i will stop at petsmart and pickup some more things tomorrow which i can add some of the stuff to his current enclosure to make him happier ^_^
    What are the dimensions of his new enclosure?

    Did you notice you need some dry diet to feed to Buttons' crickets?

    Try placing 2 food dishes inside: one on the ground and the second elevated somewhat.

    I "plant" silk foliage in a small pot that contains small pebbles. Then I place my crestie's food dish right on top of those pebbles.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 10-27-2020 at 06:14 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)

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    (New Enclosure)12 by 12 by 18 inches. Also he has a dish up in the tree thing and then a dish near his water area right now both containing some Repashy Crested Gecko Mango Superblend.

    I change out his food every day and i put a small amount in it to make sure i can keep track of how much he is eating etc. although again i never see him going for his dishes so i end up with him on one finger while eating it off my other finger which he enjoys to do. So i feel like i have a crestie that just wants to be babied a bunch haha.

    i will include an image of the tank i ordered for the new enclosure below.
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    Most of my geckos are picky, very few like the Repashy, but will eventually eat some of it, rather than starve.

    If you're in Ontario, you can order Clark's Diet, online, from Du Mango Geckos, in Cambridge. I use it for my geckos, no problems getting them to eat it. They also have Big Fat Gecko Diet - Juvenile and Breeder Formula, which I sometimes mix in with the Clark's, just to give them a bit of a change.

    https://www.dumangogeckos.ca/shop

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    Well i am going to make an order for some Pangea here shortly im just gathering things up to make sure i make the order worth it from a place called AllReptiles in Scarborough Sadly i am in Windsor and since they have so many bylaws against reptiles not a lot of shops have stuff for them so im constantly forced to use websites and such. Although there is a place incase of emergancy i can goto in Lasalle which is 35mins out of the way and a bit expensive compared to other places but it is a good place to get some supplies on the spot if needed. although this is the reason i have Repashy right now because thats pretty much all they have.

    Although i am ordering sme more Repti Calcium from AllReptiles and i am ordering some Pangea Complete with Insects (red package)8oz as well. apparently a lot of people have had great luck with that stuff which means i might have the same luck haha. I just really want to focus on his diet first to make sure he is healthy then im going to get some more props and stuff here to load up his new enclosure so he feels even more at home. Although even tho his current enclosure is a tad bit bare and not a tall tank he absolutely loves his home so far. ^_^ He is extremely active to when it is night of course durring the day he will move around so if he isn't satified with his currently sleeping spot he moves to an other then sleeps for like 4 to 5 more hours on and off ofc. :P

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    Just found the Jungle vines but i don't know if i should order the Small or Large ones as they don't specify size much on the site etc. So if anyone can tell me which size i should get that would be great i mean he is a small little guy right now so i assume small?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttons View Post
    Just found the Jungle vines but i don't know if i should order the Small or Large ones as they don't specify size much on the site etc. So if anyone can tell me which size i should get that would be great i mean he is a small little guy right now so i assume small?
    Hilde mentions you can even order Clark's and Big Fat Gecko Diet - Juvenile and Breeder Formula online too.

    Those Exo Terra Jungle Vines are both the same length. One vine is thick like a thumb; the other vine is thinner like maybe a pinky finger. You could twist both together. Both will work well inside an 12 x 12 x 18 inch tall habitat.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 10-27-2020 at 08:08 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)

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