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    I've seen this addressed on other threads but am looking for some fresh insight.
    A couple months ago I transferred my 2 Grandiis to a bioactive enclosure. They seems to be doing great. Then a couple days ago they both lost the ability to stick to vertical surfaces. One of them shed a couple days ago, but seemed ok afterwards. They other has not shed recently. It seemed to happen to both of them very suddenly. The one who shed has zero traction while the other can stick a little. But they're both sitting on the substrate looking very dark.

    Can anyone recommend any sort of treatment? I was thinking of putting them in a container with a 16th inch of warm water for about 20 minutes. Has anybody tried that?

    Thanks.

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    I guess you could try that if you can catch them safely. Are there enough plants or pieces of wood in the enclosure so they can climb up those, which is easier than climbing up the glass?

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    They seem to be able to crawl up to a horizontal bamboo stick, but then they fall to the ground when they try to move to the bottom. That's the strange thing. They can't stick to anything, and it happened to both of them at the same time.

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    Do they have something rough like cork bark or a rough rock to rub their feet against?

    Try a heavy mist along with something rough, just in case there is stuck shed on their feet.

    Could their sudden and simultaneous difficulty climbing be nutritionally related? What do they generally eat: a powdered diet or bugs? If bugs what supplements are you dusting with (brand, name, & frequency)?
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    There is cork bark and also drift wood in addition to bamboo. Their diet is mostly Pangea gecko diet (every other day) with occasional crickets dusted w/calcium and D3 (about 12 every other week).

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    Quote Originally Posted by TangoPal View Post
    There is cork bark and also drift wood in addition to bamboo. Their diet is mostly Pangea gecko diet (every other day) with occasional crickets dusted w/calcium and D3 (about 12 every other week).
    Thanks!

    When does your Pangea expire? Are you keeping this Pangea refrigerated?
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    The pangea is @ a month old. I didn't refrigerate because I didn't know you could. I've been feeding them this stuff for years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TangoPal View Post
    The pangea is @ a month old. I didn't refrigerate because I didn't know you could. I've been feeding them this stuff for years.
    I've refrigerated (not froze) my Pangea powdered food for years.

    Have you any new pets in the house like a dog?

    Can you separate them to see whether that helps? Their dark color indicates stress. The stress could be because they can't climb. Perhaps they'd like to be alone for awhile?

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    I don't know, they seem like best buddies. They've been cagemates since they were juvies. They always hang out together even though their enclosure is big enough for them not to. I think separating them might make things worse.

    I've thoroughly cleaned the cage walls and a big bamboo hide that seemed to have some mildew on it. Yesterday I saw both of them on the glass for a time but still having trouble so maybe they're on the mend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TangoPal View Post
    I don't know, they seem like best buddies. They've been cagemates since they were juvies. They always hang out together even though their enclosure is big enough for them not to. I think separating them might make things worse.

    I've thoroughly cleaned the cage walls and a big bamboo hide that seemed to have some mildew on it. Yesterday I saw both of them on the glass for a time but still having trouble so maybe they're on the mend.
    It's not unusual at all for geckos who've been best "buddies" for years to suddenly turn on one another.
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    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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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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