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    Default Gecko hasnt poop without help in 4 weeks, Still eating


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    So If you guys heard, I have a gecko snowdrop. I got a digital thermometer/humidity reader on the warm side but just the wall stick on for the cool side, and a heating mat with 3 hides, 10 gallon tank.

    So far, she hasn't poop without my help in 4 weeks. She has pooped twice, one was huge and was after I've given her 3-4 baths, and the other was after a drop of olive oil but was sorta small and dry. I'm still waiting for her to poop more after I've fed her, and I gave her another tiny drop of olive oil on her nose and I'm going to give another bath tonight. She is still very excited to eat, her tail is the same size, but she has sorta grown a little lazy unless there are meal worms in her dish. She sheds normally, however she had a patchy shed which was mostly due to me handling her and massaging her stomach while I was bathing her when she was getting ready to shed.

    I feed her 10 meal worms normally every other day dusted with calcium, but recently I've been focusing more on getting her to poop than eat, so I've changed it to every 3 days. (2 days between each feeding.) I really don't want a buildup happening. The temp on the hot side is usually between 85-95, with the humidity being around 30-40, however when I soak her in a tiny tub that I put in her tank for 30 minutes, it can spike to around 50. The cool side air temperature is around 70-75, which is read by a wall sticky.

    I really don't know what I'm doing wrong, and I'm definately looking into ordering a different worm. My grandmother lives with us, so crickets are completely out of the question. Im mostly leaning towards silkworms, but I want your opinions on if it is a feeder problem or a set up problem. Here are some pictures...:
    Her larger poop:
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    Her belly 2 weeks ago (I will get a new picture when she wakes up):
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    My first question is such: Is she kept on sand or a similar substrate? There might be an issue with impaction.
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    She is kept on papertowels

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    Try hornworms or phoenix. Most places that sell silkworms are out of stock right now, I know when I feed mine a couple of hornworms he goes poop soon after.
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    From the looks of the picture it seams like the poo is on the small side, my geckos poop is almost twice the size! How old is your gecko? Normally a few lukewarm baths and a belly massage should help. The belly looks fine to me. I can't really give info than that, hope it helps.

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    Well the picture probably downplays it and she is around a year old. I'll do more research on different worms. I just want to make sure that this isn't a housing situation or anything, and I heard meal worms can be hard to digest

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    Quote Originally Posted by JessJohnson87 View Post
    Try hornworms or phoenix. Most places that sell silkworms are out of stock right now, I know when I feed mine a couple of hornworms he goes poop soon after.
    This place currently has them in stock. Coastal Silkworms - Bombyx Mori Silkworms
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    I forgot about that one.
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    Okay just a little update, we ordered the silkworms, and on thursday i fed her a few crickets. she pooped yesterday, which is her 3rd poop throughout this whole period. she is still the same and everything is still going basically the same. Here's a pic of the poop and her belly...
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    Has the poo been that color every time? It doesn't look right.
    "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." ~ Winston Churchill

    “I’m being extremely clever up here and there’s no one to stand around looking impressed! What’s the point in having you all?”-The 11th Doctor.

    1.0.0- Leopard Gecko (Ziggy)
    1.0.0- Crested Gecko (Axel-The Frogman)
    0.1.0- Guinea Pig (Brownie)
    B. dubia, T. molitor, M. quinquemaculata

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