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    Quote Originally Posted by Miyukiwynter View Post
    Here's the mess she made the other night

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    That messy girl😁 I would just remove the humidity hide during feeding so that the crickets would not hide in the coconut fiber. You want her to be warm while eating. Her body temp will drop outside her enclosure which is not ideal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miyukiwynter View Post
    Here's the mess she made the other night

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    Hi ~

    I've been following this thread about your 10 mo leo.

    May I ask which supplements you're using (brand, name, and frequency)? She may be getting all the calcium she needs without any in her enclosure at all.

    In a nutshell this is what Hilde says about excessive calcium: "Excess calcium in the digestive tract can hinder absorption of vitamins A and D."
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Hi ~

    I've been following this thread about your 10 mo leo.

    May I ask which supplements you're using (brand, name, and frequency)? She may be getting all the calcium she needs without any in her enclosure at all.

    In a nutshell this is what Hilde says about excessive calcium: "Excess calcium in the digestive tract can hinder absorption of vitamins A and D."
    She is eating every other day. I currently use zoomed repticalcium without d3 about 2-3 feedings per week and zoomed reptivite with d3 1-2 feedings per week. Previously I was using flukers calcium without d3 before switching to the zoomed. I don't have uvb currently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miyukiwynter View Post
    The only change I've seen in her behavior is that she has been throwing her calcium around the enclosure a lot which she didn't do before. I did switch brands right around the time it started so that could be it but I can't tell if that means she likes it or hates it haha. As for hydration I'm not sure how to tell if she is dehydrated but she spends plenty of time in her humid hide and has perfect sheds. The humidity in the room is pretty low (20-30%) but I spray her humid hide every day or every other day.
    Quote Originally Posted by Miyukiwynter View Post
    She is eating every other day. I currently use zoomed repticalcium without d3 about 2-3 feedings per week and zoomed reptivite with d3 1-2 feedings per week. Previously I was using flukers calcium without d3 before switching to the zoomed. I don't have uvb currently.
    Maybe she's telling us that she has enough calcium in her bones, that she doesn't need more.

    The following schedule is better and will cover all your young leo's current needs. D3 is fat soluble. An adequate amount sticks around in a leo's body for a week or so. D3 only needs to be taken as follows. My vet suggests ONLY a wee bit of Zoo Med's Reptivite at 1 feeding per week.

    In addition Zoo Med's supplements provide a generous amount of calcium carbonate per dose.

    Just go for M, W, & F for eating as you're doing. Add Saturdays, if necessary.

    Weekly Schedule 124 for Leopard Geckos 0-12 months old
    (without UVB)
    Adapted for your leo

    • Crickets or dubia >> Monday - lightly dusted with Zoo Med ReptiVite multivitamins with D3
    • Mealworms >> Tuesday
    • Crickets or dubia >> Wednesday - lightly dusted with pure precipitated calcium carbonate (Zoo Med's Repti Calcium or NOW human brand calcium) without D3
    • Crickets or dubia >> Thursday
    • Crickets or dubia >> Friday - lightly dusted with pure precipitated calcium carbonate (Zoo Med's Repti Calcium or NOW human brand calcium) without D3
    • Mealworms >> Saturday
    • No food or free choice >> Sunday
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 02-12-2019 at 08:29 PM.
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Maybe she's telling us that she has enough calcium in her bones, that she doesn't need more.

    The following schedule is better and will cover all your young leo's current needs. D3 is fat soluble. An adequate amount sticks around in a leo's body for a week or so. D3 only needs to be taken as follows. My vet suggests ONLY a wee bit of Zoo Med's Reptivite at 1 feeding per week.

    In addition Zoo Med's supplements provide a generous amount of calcium carbonate per dose.

    Just go for M, W, & F for eating as you're doing. Add Saturdays, if necessary.
    Okay, so feed my normal schedule but have the reptivite only once a week and the other days the plain calcium?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miyukiwynter View Post
    Okay, so feed my normal schedule but have the reptivite only once a week and the other days the plain calcium?
    Yes!
    Reptivite with D3 ~ 1x per week
    Repti Calcium without D3 ~ 2x per week
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by Miyukiwynter View Post
    I have been switching between the dubia, mealworms, and superworms every other day and hornworms when I can get them so it's not that dubia are the only thing she has eaten. I just worry that mealworms and superworms are too fatty and hard to digest so I don't want her to only eat them. I'll try the crickets and see if that helps I just have trouble catching them and I keep her in the bedroom so I don't want crickets escaping into the room.
    I use the tablespoon from a set of measuring spoons to catch my geckos' crickets. That may work for you too.

    "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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    So I wanted to post an update to this. Tonight she finally ate roaches again after almost 2 months! I had been switching between the superworms and mealworms and a few days ago I found a good size hornworm for her. 2 days later (just now) I offered a roach and she ate 4 of them! I did increase the humidity to about 35-40% this week so I think maybe that along with getting another different food item helped adjust her appetite. So she may have been slightly dehydrated just because the air was so dry in the room for an extended period of time. Or she was just being picky. Who knows but I wanted to post this in case someone has a similar issue in the future and finds this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miyukiwynter View Post
    So I wanted to post an update to this. Tonight she finally ate roaches again after almost 2 months! I had been switching between the superworms and mealworms and a few days ago I found a good size hornworm for her. 2 days later (just now) I offered a roach and she ate 4 of them! I did increase the humidity to about 35-40% this week so I think maybe that along with getting another different food item helped adjust her appetite. So she may have been slightly dehydrated just because the air was so dry in the room for an extended period of time. Or she was just being picky. Who knows but I wanted to post this in case someone has a similar issue in the future and finds this thread.
    "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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