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02-15-2013, 01:29 AM #1
Leopard Gecko hasn't pooped in couple days.. Need help!
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02-15-2013, 01:31 AM #2
She should have three hides. She needs a warm dry hide. She's staying in the cool hide because it's too humid in the warm side hide, but she's probably too cold over there, which will seriously slow down her digestion.
What are the warm and cool side temps, and how are you measuring them? How are you heating the enclosure?
02-15-2013, 01:38 AM #3
Well, on the warm side. I don't have it always humid. I have sphagnum moss within it and I mist in the mornings, so throughout the day it dries. Her sheds are normal and she drinks out of the water Bjork every night. So I know she's properly hydrated. Everywhere I've read it says 2 hides not 3. But I have a UTH underneath the warm hide, and a exo terra day bulb also onthe warm side. And I have a xoo med temp gun
02-15-2013, 01:45 AM #4
02-15-2013, 01:51 AM #5
well I have no idea if their accurate or not :/ Al I have to go by is what the temp gun is telling me. ehivh as of current, 78 on the cool side and her hide, which is over the UTH says its at 90-94. Ive kept the tank the same since day one and there hasn't been any problems.. Just the other day I cleaned t check for hidden poop, but I didn't find any. I have no idea what to do..
02-15-2013, 01:52 AM #6
What are the temps of the warm side on the actual substrate? And what are the temps inside the cool hide?
02-15-2013, 02:03 AM #7
Well the leopard gecko book I bought before I got the gecko says only two.. andI don't have room for third hide. And I'm not putting plastic storage containers in there either.. they don't have that in the wild so why have it. I like my tank to look as natural as possible within my budget. And as stated about. its about 90 in the warm hide. and 78 on the cool side. I have a red heating lamp also because I sleep in the basement. So with out the red lamp it gets too cold. Plus in my book, it says you'll find your gecko alot of the times on the cool side. But she still has an extreme feeding response. and not acting sick in any way.
02-15-2013, 02:08 AM #8
But I can try the 3 hide hide thing since that does make sense. But there won't be any room.
02-15-2013, 02:12 AM #9
I was too recently in the predicament you find find yourself in and after checking numerous care sheets from UG I decided to opt for the 3rd hide been put it, I ended up replacing my warm hide because it was rather large and using 2 butter/margarine tubs with holes cut out just to save a bit space, and its fair to say dexter is now pooping like a trooper
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02-15-2013, 02:16 AM #10
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I assume you have a 10 gallon tank? I very strongly suggest you get a 20 gallon long (30"x12"). They're not expensive, but they're twice the floor space of a tiny 10 gallon (which isn't really big enough for an adult leo and presents the problem of not having much room). You can also often find used ones on Craigslist, eBay classifieds, Facebook, etc. In a 20 long, you can easily fit 4-6 hides (I have 4 but there's room for one or two more).