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    Elizabeth, would the tank need to be cleaned out and disinfected as well? It might be a rather big job, but would make it safe again for your gecko (who, by the way, is probably going to be very glad you decided to keep her).

    Trying to pick up a squirmy gecko can be a little intimidating. Take a deep breath, and tell yourself that you can do it. Once you have her securely in your hand, you will do fine with the oil and q-tip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeckoLeen View Post
    Elizabeth, would the tank need to be cleaned out and disinfected as well? It might be a rather big job, but would make it safe again for your gecko (who, by the way, is probably going to be very glad you decided to keep her).

    Trying to pick up a squiry gecko can be a little intimidating. Take a deep breath, and tell yourself that you can do it. Once you have her securely in your hand, you will do fine with the oil and q-tip.
    Definitely!

    I'll add that to my last message.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Ok. Thank You. I will try it. These red spots dont moving. i will try make a photo with these.

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    That would be awesome if it was just her coloration! No need to do all the extra work! The oil wouldn't hurt, in any case, if you can try it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bali8888 View Post
    Ok. Thank You. I will try it. These red spots dont moving. i will try make a photo with these.
    The mites may be firmly attached to your gecko.

    Smothering the mites with vegetable oil loosens their grip.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    What do you think about this trick: Mite treatments for reptiles ... that work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bali8888 View Post
    What do you think about this trick: Mite treatments for reptiles ... that work!
    I'm sorry for my huge delay getting back with you.

    I really don't think pest strips are safe for very small geckos -- even larger geckos. I definitely would NOT use any insecticides to kill mites in your awesome enclosure! That's because insecticides leave behind troublesome residue.

    On the 28 May 2019 I saw on facebook's Reptile and Amphibian Bioactive Setups (RABS) a thread regarding dry ice treatment for exterminating insects inside enclosures. Jess Johnson, who used to frequently post on Geckos Unlimited, has some noteworthy advice.

    If anyone has feedback that dry ice is not safe (or ineffective for mite eggs), please share here.

    Jess recommends using dry ice in the enclosure. BUT first remove your gecko!!!
    1. "Dry ice will kill all the bugs in the enclosure (including mites + any mite eggs)."
    2. "But the gecko needs to be removed because dry ice will consume all oxygen in the tank."
    3. "Dry ice won't kill the plants, just the bugs."
    4. Jess says that your Phelsuma/day gecko should be removed from the enclosure BEFORE the dry ice treatment. Don't replace your gecko back into the enclosure until "a few days" after the dry ice treatment.
    5. In order for the enclosure to be mite-free, any mites need to be removed from the gecko too. For that I recommend vegetable oil treatment to smother the mites as mentioned above.
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    Jess says that your Phelsuma/day gecko should be removed from the enclosure BEFORE the dry ice treatment. Don't replace your gecko back into the enclosure until "a few days" after the dry ice treatment.
    "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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