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    So, the three adult geckos I keep have been being a bit distracted as of late (with the male desperately rattling his tail and trying to get to the females) and arenít eating. Now I know them not eating during breeding season is normal, so Iím not concerned there, but I am worried that they will start to suffer since they arenít getting d3 or vitamins (they have plain calcium in their tanks). Whenever they do feel like eating I give them the multivitamins with d3 from ZooMed since they eat maybe once or twice a week with one of the females only eating once or twice a month (not counting their sheds. They still shed and eat a lot of it if not all).

    So does anyone have any suggestions? Or should I just not worry about it.

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    With that rate of eating I wouldn't worry. If it's really bothering you, you can dip your finger in water, dip it in the supplement and rub a bit on the gecko's mouth so it an lick it off. I wouldn't do it more than every few weeks.

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    Okay. That makes me feel better. If they start going more that a month without food I’ll do the lick method but if they’re fine I’ll just continue to do what I’ve been doing- offering them food. I have to admit- breeding season is a whole lot more stressful than I expected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverfire View Post
    So, the three adult geckos I keep have been being a bit distracted as of late (with the male desperately rattling his tail and trying to get to the females) and aren’t eating. Now I know them not eating during breeding season is normal, so I’m not concerned there, but I am worried that they will start to suffer since they aren’t getting d3 or vitamins (they have plain calcium in their tanks). Whenever they do feel like eating I give them the multivitamins with d3 from ZooMed since they eat maybe once or twice a week with one of the females only eating once or twice a month (not counting their sheds. They still shed and eat a lot of it if not all).

    So does anyone have any suggestions? Or should I just not worry about it.
    Vitamin D3 @ 1 feeding per week is necessary to metabolize plain calcium.

    It's "normal" for adult leos to eat 2 times per week.

    Good for adapting the schedule to their needs.
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