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    Try adding variety to the menu And there is a nutriments ratio chart somewhere for Léo's And ferders i Will see for that
    Good Luck, hope she wońt be too fussy And eat Other than worms
    0.2 Eublepharis Macularius
    1.0 Correlophus Ciliatus
    0.1.1 Rhacodactylus Auriculatus
    0.0.1 Mniarogekko Chahoua
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    1.0 Amazona Autumnalis
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gossamer View Post
    He's back up to eating about 10, and I put 5 extra mealworms in his bowl in case he gets hungry later/might want to eat more. He seems to be back to his perky self, so I guess that first shed I mentioned when I started this thread was just a little rough on him. I'll try upping his food some, but 10 seems to be his max...

    That, and the little bugger doesn't like being watched while he eats. He and Lore both only eat once my room is pitch black and I'm out of the room/I go to sleep. Which is odd, since they chirp at me to be held and get out of their tanks. I guess they're private eaters? And don't worry, I've never tried to forcefeed them before. I've tried to coax them to eat by waving a mealworm near their nose before, but that's the most.
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    Yeah, it's just a matter of tracking down phoenix worms and if my little guy will like them. Lore? She'll eat anything. I've had to stop her from chowing down on a wild roach that had gotten into my room while she was out! I'll look her up, but it took quite a bit of convincing for the crickets alone. I'm not gonna push for a little while, because it's better to have crickets than no other feeder at all. @_@
    Here's a link for Phoenix worms. They are naturally calcium-rich and not fed once you get them. Just keep them in a picnic cooler with an ice pack about 55*F. Order the largest size: 3/4 inch.

    Home of genuine Phoenix Worms developed by Dr. Craig Sheppard – Phoenix Worm Store

    Rinse the medium off. A fine mesh sieve works great. Let them crawl around on a paper towel to dry, then feed. Lavi and Lore may both love them! Even some of the black ones "rejuvenate" when rinsed if they are not too far gone.
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    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

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    Thanks for the link!. It's a shame that mealworms don't do the same thing. I can't count how many dead ones I've had to throw away from this last batch. And by dead I mean they were pitch black and yucky. >_<"

    I'll give those a shot, since a reptile shop in Gainesville I found breeds and sells phoenix worms and other specialty feeders (and don't worry, I double-checked their authenticity; all their permits and papers are in order). Hogtown Reptiles is great, they've been as big a help as ya'll have been. It's a shame they don't do online orders, though.

    OH! And I'm REALLY glad I took your advice and started gutloading my feeders. Lavi is up to 21 grams now, and Lore has hit 35 grams. I also upped Lavi's food, and he ate them all last night (15 total). I'll give him 15 for a week and see if he eats them all each time, and if he does, I'll increase the amount I give him by 2 every other day or so.
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    Well, the phoenix worms were a hit! Problem being is that Lore's stool was a bit softer than usual after eating about 7 of them and 6 mealworms. But that's more than likely just because she got a different feeder than usual.

    Also, these @#$%$^& cold snaps are playing havoc with my gecko's appetites (accursed crazy Florida weather)! Lavi ate another 5 mealworms and 5 phoenix worms for me the day before last, but didn't touch his feeders last night at all. The temps in his tank are as follows (day/night):
    Warm hide: 93/89F
    Moist hide: 86/84F
    Cool hide: 78/73F

    Think I should put a space heater on at night in my room to help keep temps up at night?
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    Ziggy just went 2 days off food because of our crazy weather, it's been in the 40's the past 3 nights and the 60's during the day, now it's supposed to warm up again.....

    If the temps on the other side of the / are the night temps, I don't think so. Unless it gets down to 20 degrees outside, they should be fine. I added supplemental heat because I keep my thermostat on 68 for the heat in my house(stupid gas bill).
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    YIKES! Where the heck do you live?! And ok, I'll keep that in mind then. It's been around the mid to high 40's in my neighborhood these past couple of nights. I'm not too worried about him, since his tail started plumping up again nicely.

    It also could have been that I had him out for 30 minutes or so yesterday (usual time out of his tank every other day). He could be pouting at me for that with the slight chill in the air. He spent the majority of his time out in the sleeve of my hoodie. Lore was up on the back of my neck mostly. XD

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    on the Phoenix worms!

    Your day/night temps are good.
    "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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    I live in Virginia, seems like the weather is getting crazy everywhere. They love hiding in jackets, especially the hoods.
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    OK, I think the phoenix worms might have been a bit much for Lavi. I took him out of his humid hide today and noticed a blue spot on his belly, so I rubbed his belly gently (soft and no knots) and then shooed him into his warm hide. About a half hour later he took a very large, very soft poop (still the right color and everything) and I'm waiting to see if he eats anything tonight.

    The little bugger is in his humid hide all the time still. I think it's because it's usually 85 and that's a Leo's preferred body temp, so I'm back to shooing him out of it. Do you think I should move his humid hide to the warm side entirely? I already tried switching his warm hide with his humid hide once, thinking it was a security issue, but that clearly wasn't the case.

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    I have mine on the warm side in the corner of the tank. Mine has been in the warm dry hide for a week now, I'm just happy he's using it finally.
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