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    Well so he didn’t eat any crickets this morning. He let 4 of them walk right past him and into my house... sigh...

    He also didn’t eat any smoothie. It’s possible he woke up even earlier than me and ate before the sun came up.

    He made a little poop today. It was semi soft but after drying ended up looking like a gecko poop with a little white end.

    It’s hard because I want to see him stuff his face every day.

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    This morning he wouldn't eat any crickets. I'm not sure he ate any of his smoothies. But he did make a wet poop. After it dried it looked like a little gecko poop with a white tip.

    I came home in the afternoon and found him in a new area. He has now started to shed. Does shedding halt gecko's eating for a day or two?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fallingspeaker View Post
    What about the 12x12x18? Would that work with a 25w bulb? Any recommendations for a 10 gallon one good for his rehab? If I pursue a glass aquarium do you have recommendations for screen tops?

    Thank you so much again for the help
    You're welcome, John!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fallingspeaker View Post
    Liz, his name is Midori-Chan because he’s green. I went surfing after he switched hides this morning and when I came back he had walked the 20ft to get back to his favorite basking spot, the one where we caught the intruder two days ago. I made a small zoo med watery diet, with some juicy papaya and he had 825 licks. So at least I know he’s hydrated and has some of the nutrients front the fruit and mix.

    Plus now he’s in a much Warmer spot and easier place to feed and catch if need be.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fallingspeaker View Post
    This morning he wouldn't eat any crickets. I'm not sure he ate any of his smoothies. But he did make a wet poop. After it dried it looked like a little gecko poop with a white tip.

    I came home in the afternoon and found him in a new area. He has now started to shed. Does shedding halt gecko's eating for a day or two?
    Midori-Chan -- What a pretty name!

    Now's the time to be particularly alert. Shedding can easily halt a gecko's appetite for a day or two. I hope the humidity in your home = an easy shed for Midori-Chan!!!

    The tip of the poop = urates.

    If you buy any Exo Terra, the top = a fine aluminum mesh.

    Most any 10 gallon glass aquarium will work for Midori-Chan's rehab. 10 gallons have 20 inch x 10 inch (200 square inches) footprints. That's significantly greater than a 12 x 12 (= 144 square inches) floor!
    1. 10 gallons = 20 x 10 x 11 inches high
    2. Purchase a separate screen that is black mesh. One can spray directly through black mesh screen. If one sprays directly through any aluminum mesh screen top, it will rust.
    3. Purchase a shallow 8.5 inch dome for the 25 watt bulb. This 8.5 inch dome is wired with an inline dimmer.
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    4. Heat with 25 watt incandescent bulb.
    5. If the 25 watt is too strong, a simple rheostat (dimmer) can be purchased from a hardware store if the dimmer is not part of the dome fixture.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    It's been between 70% to 90% the past few days. 60% the next couple.

    I really wished he would have eaten a few more days worth of food before shedding. Is shedding just normal even if he's in weak health or does it mean he's gotten more energy? No idea...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fallingspeaker View Post
    It's been between 70% to 90% the past few days. 60% the next couple.

    I really wished he would have eaten a few more days worth of food before shedding. Is shedding just normal even if he's in weak health or does it mean he's gotten more energy? No idea...
    Shedding is normal. When a gecko is growing, he sheds more frequently than when he's an adult. Geckos shed their former skin from time to time even if they aren't growing.

    I'm certain he's appreciates his papaya + Zoo Med slurries as well as his wee crickets.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    ===> 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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    We have some fresh mango waiting to ripen up. I'm hoping he'll like that too. Ordered a couple flavors of Pangea mix too.

    He probably wasn't interested in crickets since today was shed day. But i'm worried it's because they were dusted with calcium and he doesn't recognize frosted breakfast. Will have to get more creative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fallingspeaker View Post
    We have some fresh mango waiting to ripen up. I'm hoping he'll like that too. Ordered a couple flavors of Pangea mix too.

    He probably wasn't interested in crickets since today was shed day. But i'm worried it's because they were dusted with calcium and he doesn't recognize frosted breakfast. Will have to get more creative.
    "Hey there, buddy Midori-Chan: 'Frosted Flakes' are on the menu today."

    I hope his shed goes well.

    I'm a little concerned, because you report his back legs don't work normally. A total shed may be a measure of his healing.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 10-13-2020 at 04:29 AM.
    "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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    Yeah I’ve been reading up on it and now I’m getting a little more worried too. He did not eat yesterday or today but did drink a lot of water both days. He still has most of his shed on, but it is much more broken up. His legs look like I need to monitor closely. He’s walking funny right now because he’s wearing gloves and boots.

    I stated that his legs don’t work normally because he lifts them high when he walks slowly. But when he is determined to get somewhere or skitters in a hurry, he looks normal.

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    Also on some of the recent photos I’ve noticed his mouth is black around the edges. I started looking it up. Is this something called mouth rot? Is it treatable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fallingspeaker View Post
    Yeah Iíve been reading up on it and now Iím getting a little more worried too. He did not eat yesterday or today but did drink a lot of water both days. He still has most of his shed on, but it is much more broken up. His legs look like I need to monitor closely. Heís walking funny right now because heís wearing gloves and boots.

    I stated that his legs donít work normally because he lifts them high when he walks slowly. But when he is determined to get somewhere or skitters in a hurry, he looks normal.

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    From what I see, Midori-Chan needs human assistance. You're the dad, John. You can do this.

    I'm happy he's staying hydrated.

    DO THIS ASAP!

    Please prepare a plastic food storage container. Poke holes in the lid so he can breathe. Place wet paper towels on the bottom. Squeeze out more paper towels. Bunch those up. Place them inside too. Spray the sides and lid of the container. Place a rough rock inside that he can rub up against. Place him inside for 2 hours. See how much shed + gloves + boots he can remove on his own.

    If he can't remove them, please step in to help.

    Things you can use gently. Start with his gloves and boots.
    1. tweezers
    2. toothpicks
    3. q-tips

    Ease a toothpick/tweezers between the old skin and the new. Pry and lift the old skin away.
    "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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