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    Hello everyone,
    I am getting worried about Leia. She has not pooped in a week or so. I have seen the white urinates but no poop. She also has not been wanting to eat food and staying in her hide 24/7. What is going on with her?

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    It is ovulation season where eating slows down and so does pooping. That could be it. I have geckos that haven't eaten (or pooped) in quite awhile. One didn't eat for a few months (ovulating) and just started again this week.

    Aliza
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    How about geckos that don't eat for months , aliza . How's their calcium levels? Shaky hands or feet?
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    Ok, thanks so I shouldn't be worried about it. She still has a really thick plump tail. I just noticed shes kinda been wanting to be anti-social, also not really to be handled. A couple of days ago, I have notice she started shaky or doing some slight twitching movements as she walks. She also walks very slow in her terrarium if she does come out of her hide(s). I leave a small calcium powder in there just from a plastic watter bottle cap and fill it up with Calcium no D3 added. I noticed she has been licking it up. I gave her some BSFL's it was new for her she did eat it but now when I offer she turns her nose away. Does the whole ovulation process make them even more picky and choosy on foods?

    Heres her enclosure setup. Made it nice and cozy for her so she feels safe. She has a few hides, Id say about 4 hides and then she also can hide in the fake plants. Is it too much or is that fine? Just want to cover husbandry since vet overly insists on this statement "everything begins with husbandry". Her U.T.H is set to 90 degrees. The middle cave where she went into is her humid hide, added some moss to it so its more comfy for her.
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    Hi ~

    You've got an awesome setup for Leia! It's a good balance between "cover" and "open".

    Before feeding BSFL to your leo did you rinse them off in a colander and let them walk around on a paper towel to dry off? That may help.

    This link may help your concern regarding "shaky legs".
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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> 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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    Thank you so much for the compliment
    Actually, I did not rinse them off. Is it bad if I don't? Also, she's been in her humid hide for awhile, I put the hygrometer probe in there to check the % and its around 80%, is that too much or is that fine? I really dont want her to get a respitory infection.

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    Well it's good idea wash it all off. I soak my pieces in warm soapy water. Then rinse and rinse them off. I wouldn't stress her by pulling them all out. Maybe one piece at time if you'd like. After that set them up , leave be. They like their sent on their stuff. Boys drop their butts on everything and drag it across whatever their on.
    The moist hide is going be humid like that. That's good. They can move if they like. That's were my female sleeps everyday. My boy uses his humid hide only on day of shedding he climbs ( falls in) . About every 2nd day or so I pull hides out , run them under warm water, then ring out new Zealand moss.
    It's important when buying new hides to let them air out. Those newly poured resin hide, smell like chemicals. I don't want my two getting brain damage from resin fumes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reptilelady View Post
    Thank you so much for the compliment
    Actually, I did not rinse them off. Is it bad if I don't? Also, she's been in her humid hide for awhile, I put the hygrometer probe in there to check the % and its around 80%, is that too much or is that fine? I really dont want her to get a respitory infection.
    You ARE welcome!

    As long as your humid hide is on the warm end (or nearly so) Leia should be fine. It's cool, humid, leos that are susceptible to RIs. Since humidity fluctuates sooooo much, I don't worry about exact numbers.

    I don't know whether all Phoenix-type worms (BSFL) are "wearing" the same mediums. It's easy to rinse them off. It makes them more palatable. I've done it.

    Phoenix worms, calciworms, reptiworms, and NutriGrubs have been fed differently.

    Genuine Phoenix worms retain all their nutritional values and must NOT be fed. Feeding PWs would restart their digestive system; they would defecate in the cup; and soon you would have bacteria growing and dead stinky worms. Simply keep the worms in the closed cup, store in a cool location (~55*F, ~12.8*C), and feed off as needed. Keep them in a picnic cooler with a solid ice pack changed out every 12 hours.

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    For many geckos order the largest size: 3/4 inch (2 cm).

    • Rinse the medium off. A fine mesh sieve works great.
    • Let them crawl around on a paper towel to dry, then feed. If they are dry, they will not climb.
    • Even some of the black ones "rejuvenate" when rinsed if they are not too far gone.
    • The darker ones are higher in calcium.
    • Save the dead ones. They may morph into flies, which your gecko may eat.

    Click: The Phoenix Worm Store Home Page
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    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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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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    [QUOTE=Seth9999;484084]How about geckos that don't eat for months , aliza . How's their calcium levels? Shaky hands or feet?[/QUOTE

    If they go a long time without eating I dip my finger in water, dip it in the calcium (with D3) and rub a little on their noses so they can lick it off.

    Aliza
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