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    Quote Originally Posted by Nika View Post
    Finally got today Zoo Med from US.
    Amazing, it has white color and NO scent whatsoever. My previous Calcium with D3 vitamin from Rep-Cal smells so repulsively, that the gecko runs away from it. She would it an insect with this smell only if very much hungry. I'm very glad and grateful for Zoo Med recommendation. It doesn't smell, light and fluffy and white.On the other hand Rep-Cal large, heavy, gray and smells. ((((

    My Phel Gr again laid only 1 egg, which is strange, I hope all good with her. The breeder I got her from claims he never saw anything like this - there always are two eggs. While mine lays 1 egg once in three weeks. Is it normal?

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    for Zoo Med's Repti Calcium. That's pure precipitated calcium carbonate. I am happy to recommend it.

    Rep-Cal's calcium is manufactured from oyster shells.

    I don't know about consistently laying only 1 egg. I think that's normal once in a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post

    Rep-Cal's calcium is manufactured from oyster shells.
    Wow, now it is clear why this calcium has such a nasty smell )))
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    Hi all,

    I don't to post it into another thread, because here I shared the problems with both of my Phelsumas. As I wrote previously, after she stayed alone, she ate poorly and stopped being active. Bad appetite, infertile eggs and lack of movement made her slim and non-active. I was worried. I started considering of packing up another Phelsuma to spice up the life of the survivor a bit, but lately everything changed. She started eating well, became very active and curious to everything. Gained weight and became very beautiful, energetic and funny. ))))) She moves quite a lot, plays, studies everything around her and in the room. She stopped hiding and stressing, on the contrary, she moves closer to new objects and even lets to pet her. I love this new behavior of hers.

    Another news, I was forced to change the substrate. I found a lot of small creatures inside it, small beetles and ants. Appears to be that ants climbed up to the second floor of our house through the window and through the terrarium's net straight in to the terrarium. We noticed that on time, and was forced to sterilize the whole thing. Instead the usual substrate I used a soft green carpet from Exo Terra. It is usually used for frogs, but I decided to give it a go anyway. Appears to be it is cleaner, cozier and there's no unwanted insects for three days now. The Phel seems to like it. She never used to make trips on the substrate, yet she travels every day now on the carpet. She actually goes down and walks around on the carpet, exploring each hole in search of food I presume. She never done that before. For example today she dropped a food insect, and jumped down and chased it on the carpet. Caught and ate it. Never done it before with the usual substrate.

    Another con of the natural substrate is that when an insect drops down and hides inside it, it is very hard to catch it. They can't do it with the carpet. So I decided to stay with the carpet for now. The carpet holds humidity well, and is very easy to clean. Given that Phelsumas use to go in same spot, I placed there a paper towel and now it is super easy to clean.

    So to conclude all is well, I changed my mind about getting a second Phel for now. My girl is active and curious and playful and eats well. Later I plan maybe to get a crested gecko and another terrarium.

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