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    update: I got the calcium powder this morning and put some powdered crickets in with the gecko. I also put a little bit of the stuff on his nose and watched until he licked it. He still hasn't successfully eaten a cricket. Is there a way to force-feed a gecko without hurting them?
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    Under New Posts it seems like you just posted. I don't see it. Maybe if I post, your post will appear?
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Narcissus View Post
    update: I got the calcium powder this morning and put some powdered crickets in with the gecko. I also put a little bit of the stuff on his nose and watched until he licked it. He still hasn't successfully eaten a cricket. Is there a way to force-feed a gecko without hurting them?
    Please be exact. Were you able to buy Zoo Med's Repti Calcium with D3?

    Let his body & bones heal some before you try to force feed him!!!

    I'm glad your Hemidactylus licked some powder! How about a 2nd "dose" of the calcium with D3 powder tomorrow? After that it will be better to alternate calcium with D3 with plain calcium. Then multivitamins without D3 at 1 feeding per week.

    If your gecko's low calcium issues have progressed to his mouth/bones, a gentle way to feed him is to order a 2 ounce package of Pangea Gecko Diet with Insects. That's an all-in-one dry diet one mixes with water. An alternative = Repashy's Grub Pie. That's also a powdered diet one mixes with water. Be sure to refrigerate either powder after opening to extend its shelf life.

    Will you be able to order the other 2 Zoo Med powders?
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 01-02-2021 at 08:50 AM.
    "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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    Update: my baby's eating again!

    I got really scared last night because he somehow got out of the small container he was in and lost his tail, but I moved him to a more secure container and gave him a small cardboard thing to hide under (I had removed his regular hides because they were making it difficult to monitor his condition) and he seems to be doing way better today. Thank you again so much for advising me to buy that Zoomed calcium with D3. I think you saved my gecko's life. <3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Narcissus View Post
    Update: my baby's eating again!

    I got really scared last night because he somehow got out of the small container he was in and lost his tail, but I moved him to a more secure container and gave him a small cardboard thing to hide under (I had removed his regular hides because they were making it difficult to monitor his condition) and he seems to be doing way better today. Thank you again so much for advising me to buy that Zoomed calcium with D3. I think you saved my gecko's life. <3
    You're very welcome! I'm happy he's eating again. Thanks so much for sharing!

    His tail will probably regrow if you're diligent about supplements & nutrition. Don't overdo supplements though! Being consistent & regular is vital for supplements. A gecko can have calcium crashes whenever there is such an imbalance.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 01-02-2021 at 08:34 AM.
    "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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