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    Long time no see everyone :]!!! I've had great success with my other geckos;
    Burger ♂ (mac snow) is alive and well
    Daisy ♀ (patternless) passed away :[ poor old girl
    Rave ♂ (high yellow) also passed away :[
    Tangy ♀ (SHTCTB) is great and lives with Mango ♀ (tangerine carrot tail)

    anyways onto the problem;

    I know what you're going to say; "Alexa, why do you always buy from pet stores?" and my reply will always be "because when they scratch at the glass and have poor living conditions, you cant help but want to save em :["

    and so today I bought a baby Albino from a Petco...who keeps their little ones on sand...(impaction usually occurs...). Not to mention it is really dry in there so they have trouble shedding properly...(S)he still has some skin on the toes...I gave him(her) a warm bath so hopefully it will come off easily...

    (S)he is rather thin...I was just wonder what y'all would suggest...like the usual gut load the meal worms and wax worms? Or is there a faster way for him(her) to get fatter/healthier?
    I don't want to feed him crickets yet he is really really small...but please help I don't want to lose him/her :[

    Thank you very much! :]

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    I think that if the gecko is generally healthy and just thin because it couldn't get enough to eat, then with proper husbandry, especially temperatures, and available nutritious food, it should gain weight and be fine. I know we all want our less healthy geckos to get fatter "fast", but I'm sure she'll do well on her own timetable. I think the real issue is whether or not she has parasites, so it might be a good idea to get her pooping and then take a sample to the vet.

    Aliza

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    I think that if the gecko is generally healthy and just thin because it couldn't get enough to eat, then with proper husbandry, especially temperatures, and available nutritious food, it should gain weight and be fine. I know we all want our less healthy geckos to get fatter "fast", but I'm sure she'll do well on her own timetable. I think the real issue is whether or not she has parasites, so it might be a good idea to get her pooping and then take a sample to the vet.

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    (S)he is running around in the cage...being a normal baby. I'm just really concerned about his(her) weight :[ and...
    I just don't want him(her) to die...So thank you very much for the suggestion :] as soon as he(she) passes poops I'll go to the vet
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    He's really thin. And trying to fatten hiim too fast would not be a good idea. A good diet and he should gain his weight until he reaches normal weight.
    Poop sample is a good choice, Even if hes acting normally. You will be sure hes healthy.
    Good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by OffshoreMetal View Post
    He's really thin. And trying to fatten hiim too fast would not be a good idea. A good diet and he should gain his weight until he reaches normal weight.
    Poop sample is a good choice, Even if hes acting normally. You will be sure hes healthy.
    Good luck
    Thanks very much, :]
    (S)he is even beginning to pounce at my fingers and nip at me :] so cute
    (S)he also ate a little...two small meal worms and two small wax worms...
    Maybe now there will be some poop! lol
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    Pecto Makes Me So Angry! Poor Animals.
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    Aww she sounds adorable! As long as she's eating hun she should be fine! Give her small amounts daily to start with, gradually building up the amount over time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessikah View Post
    Pecto Makes Me So Angry! Poor Animals.
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    Yeah I told them to keep their babies on something like repti-carpet....they'd be a lot healthier...
    not to mention they had -I kid you not- 20 in a small box-like cage D:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holly123 View Post
    Aww she sounds adorable! As long as she's eating hun she should be fine! Give her small amounts daily to start with, gradually building up the amount over time
    Alright sweet :]
    When I bought him(her) I thought she was sick because (s)he was very lifeless in the cage...but now (s)he even bites at my fingers lol

    but now I'm concerned about his(her) eyesight...when I hand feed her (s-he wont hunt on his-her own, even if the pray is moving around) (s)he'll bite me in stead of the meal worm or wax worm...
    I've heard albinos have eyes problems....maybe this one does too :[
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    Make sure the lights are dim when you feed. She may get more accurate with time, but I have adults, mostly not albino, who do not hunt well and see fine.

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