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    I know its a little early for breeding season, but both my geckos have gone off food at the same time. Nel (female- 68g) is about 8-9 months old and Wyrm (male- 112g) is just over 18 months. Both of their cages have been stable for temperature and humidity, they have no loose bedding, and fecal checks from a week ago were negative. Vet can't see any reason for them to have stopped eating.

    I'm not worried yet, neither is loosing weight, but they are being much more active at night. I heard one of them 'squeak / chirp? a few nights ago, and I haven't heard them make noise since they were little babies.

    Is there any chance that despite being in two different cages with no way to see each other, they can still smell pheromones or hear each other moving around?

    They have no interest in mealworms, waxworms, hornworms, or roaches. Nel hasn't eaten in at least 4 days, and Wyrm has only had a few (6+/-) mealworms in the past week. They usually go nuts over hornworms.
    The only thing Nel seems to want to eat is calcium. She did this a few months ago. I dust her bugs, but she ignores them and tried to lick the powder off the bottom of her dish. If I offer a little pile of plain calcium she will chomp it with gusto.

    I'm using the same schedule for supplements that is given to everyone on the forum and the same brands. insects are fed a mix of repashy bug burger, pro-gutload, and fresh veggies.
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    It hasn't been that many days since each last ate. I wouldn't worry yet.

    Is Nel getting Repti Calcium with D3 once a week?

    Is Nel on Schedule 124 and is Wyrm on Schedule 126 right now?
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    Is Nel on Schedule 124 and is Wyrm on Schedule 126 right now?
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    You got it - except Wyrm only get D3 twice a month, and Nel gets it three times a month (she doesn't come out as much during the day and I've never seen her leave a tail out of a hide either) since both have UVB lights.

    Wyrm at least comes out and lays on his ledge watching the goings-on in the living-room during the day way more than she does lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpottedDragon View Post
    Is Nel on Schedule 124 and is Wyrm on Schedule 126 right now?
    ^^
    You got it - except Wyrm only get D3 twice a month, and Nel gets it three times a month (she doesn't come out as much during the day and I've never seen her leave a tail out of a hide either) since both have UVB lights.

    Wyrm at least comes out and lays on his ledge watching the goings-on in the living-room during the day way more than she does lol.
    UVB details for Nel -- Schedule 154

    UVB details for Wyrm -- Schedule 156
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    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

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    ===> 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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