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    Default Multiply questiens regarding my grandis geckos


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    Hallo everyone, im new around here, and im also new to the whole reptile world, however I did study alot of forum threats concerning problems and advices, so I dont feel completely newbie.

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    But I still have a problem, my geckos (male and female) dosent eat the prey I leave them with, they have the following incest avaliable 24/7

    - black crickets
    - grass hoppers
    - meal worms.

    I have tried to feed em with a pincet, they will bite the incest and attempt to eat it, but when it is dead they dont care. Also when I add the MSA medicine (wish is causaul to them) they dont seem to care at all...

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    one of my geckos is very shy, it has been hiding for some days now, when I collected them from the guy who had em before me, the idiot catched them with his bare hands, are they mentally hurted? only one of them will spend the day in the "sun"

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    how do I assure they are not underweigth? I had em for a week now, and im begenning to worry alittle since I havent seen em eat, only once I managed to get a black cricket in one of them.

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    Ive brougth an refloctor lamp with an exo terra sun glow bulb for it, however the heats keeps breaking the lamps, so now I consider flurrots... is exo terra the way to go here?

    sorry for multiply questiens in one thread, but im a concerned reptile owner.

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    first of all, can you give us more information regarding your husbandry?
    what is the exact temperature gradient (day and night)?
    exactly what sort of bulb are you using?

    can you please post a photograph of your setup? this is very important.

    I would also remove any crickets or grasshoppers that aren't eaten within an hour or so. black crickets in particular will bite geckos if they are allowed to roam the tank when the gecko is not hungry.

    it is possible they are stressed out, as they have gone through many changes in the past week.

    what is "MSA"?
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    first of all, can you give us more information regarding your husbandry?
    what is the exact temperature gradient (day and night)?
    exactly what sort of bulb are you using?

    can you please post a photograph of your setup? this is very important.

    I would also remove any crickets or grasshoppers that aren't eaten within an hour or so. black crickets in particular will bite geckos if they are allowed to roam the tank when the gecko is not hungry.

    it is possible they are stressed out, as they have gone through many changes in the past week.

    what is "MSA"?[/QUOTE]

    vitamins : Necton REP.

    Minerals: Necton MSA

    day tempature around 25 degrees (dunno what it is in fahrenheit)
    nigth tempature around 15-20 degrees

    hudmity: 70-75 %

    bulb: exo terra sun glow

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    please note that this was taken before weve putted in water bowl and such. But there are plenty of hiding spaces.

    we do have 3 cats, but it dosent seem to affect them, only one of them hides for days, im not sure if its caused by stress...
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    ah, thank you for the picture. I don't personally feel that they have enough hiding places. that is a very open floor-plan.

    they would probably also like to be just a little warmer during the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    ah, thank you for the picture. I don't personally feel that they have enough hiding places. that is a very open floor-plan.

    they would probably also like to be just a little warmer during the day.
    Youre welcome, and thanks for your help and effort. Yeah it is a little "open" however they have some good hiding spaces in the far back corner, in spring I will buy some climbing plants for it, but atm its impossible to get from Germany.

    concerning the heat, do you have any good ideas on how I could improve it? a basking spot or something?
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    absolutely, a basking spot.

    if you don't see them both eating well soon, I would also add more plants, even if they are fake. if they don't feel safe to come out and eat, they will not.
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    I was succesfull once feeding a black cricket, and last day alot of their gecko nektar thing mixed with vitamins and minerals, but yeah maybe I schould buy some more plants when I get my pay check.

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    Excellent news!

    finally my geckos have some appetit again, the crickets go down the throats like candy, and they shit like they are supposed too
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    25celcius is only 77F, which is far too cold for grandis. they need a basking spot of 90F/32C and the ambient temperature needs to be around 25-27C.

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    yes im aware of it, and im going to order a basking spot on friday

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