Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Posts
    28
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Juvenile gecko - not eating since arrival


    LOG IN TO CLOSE THIS AD   


    Hi everyone,

    I just got a new little guy, he's pretty juvenile I know. I also know it's common for leos to not eat within the first days or even weeks of a new place, but considering that he's so young I know he also NEEDS to eat. I've had him for 5 days and no interest in anything - meal worms, small crickets, I know wax worms are HIGHLY ill advised but I even put one in his dish just to see if he'd eat and he hasn't touched any of them. He sees the crickets but does not go for them.

    Should I just let him do this thing, and he'll eat when he absolutely needs to? I know feeding with forceps is common but he's so skittish still that I'm afraid that might be an utter failure. He had access to mealworms in a dish prior to my having him, but I don't know what his eating habits were - again, he's very young (probably too young I'm sure).

    Thanks for any input.

    image4.jpg

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    USA: Oregon
    Posts
    20,503
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    74 Post(s)
    Tagged
    9 Thread(s)

    Default

    "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)
    Likes desert_rat liked this post

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Posts
    410
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by desert_rat View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I just got a new little guy, he's pretty juvenile I know. I also know it's common for leos to not eat within the first days or even weeks of a new place, but considering that he's so young I know he also NEEDS to eat. I've had him for 5 days and no interest in anything - meal worms, small crickets, I know wax worms are HIGHLY ill advised but I even put one in his dish just to see if he'd eat and he hasn't touched any of them. He sees the crickets but does not go for them.

    Should I just let him do this thing, and he'll eat when he absolutely needs to? I know feeding with forceps is common but he's so skittish still that I'm afraid that might be an utter failure. He had access to mealworms in a dish prior to my having him, but I don't know what his eating habits were - again, he's very young (probably too young I'm sure).

    Thanks for any input.

    image4.jpg
    I also know it's common for leos to not eat within the first days or even weeks of a new place Not common at all.

    He’s comfortable enough to bask, he’s comfortable enough to eat. Something is off, could be temperature related. Make the adjustments recommended on the other post and let us know if he starts to eat or not. Is he passing feces?
    Last edited by Sg612; 02-21-2019 at 04:22 PM.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Posts
    28
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sg612 View Post
    I also know it's common for leos to not eat within the first days or even weeks of a new place Not common at all.

    Hes comfortable enough to bask, hes comfortable enough to eat. Something is off, could be temperature related. Make the adjustments recommended on the other post and let us know if he starts to eat or not. Is he passing feces?
    Really? I've read a lot that within the first week when they're settling, they often don't have much of an appetite. I would just be baffled if the temps were off THAT much. Ambient temps seem to be matching up to what is expected, and the hides and UTH and whatnot are the same set up as what my adult gecko had years ago and she thrived.

    He passed stool once. And I haven't seen any since, but he also hasn't eaten since.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ontario
    Posts
    7,560
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    17 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default


    LOG IN TO CLOSE THIS AD   


    Continue in your other thread: Newbie with ALL the questions which is about this gecko. This problem is most likely related to what's being discussed in that thread. Keeping it all together makes it easier to see what's been suggested and done to fix it.
    Likes Sg612 liked this post

User Tag List

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •