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    Hello, I am a new leopard gecko owner, so all health issues are new to me. My leopard gecko, Squiggly, is 6-7 months old now. She eats crickets everyday and we give her mealworms about 1-2x a week depending on the cricket availability. For the past 3 days her poop has been coming over very small and shriveled, although it still has good amounts of urate in it. I just want to know if this could be from a lack of her eating (I've noted her miss some crickets on occasion when she tries to catch them) or maybe its her substrate? (its the green faux grass mat). Please help IMG_1847.jpg

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    Welcome aboard!

    Does Squiggly have a water dish filled with fresh water? Is she drinking?

    What brand and which powdered supplements are you using? What are you feeding her crickets and mealworms?
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside a vivarium <===

    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 Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Welcome aboard!

    Does Squiggly have a water dish filled with fresh water? Is she drinking?

    What brand and which powdered supplements are you using? What are you feeding her crickets and mealworms?
    She eats both yes. She has fresh water everyday in her bowl and her calcium is from Zoo Med!

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    Quote Originally Posted by naivenavi View Post
    She eats both yes. She has fresh water everyday in her bowl and her calcium is from Zoo Med!
    Zoo Med makes Repti calcium with D3, Repti Calcium without D3, Reptivite multivitamins with D3, and Reptivite without D3. Which have you?
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside a vivarium <===

    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 Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Zoo Med makes Repti calcium with D3, Repti Calcium without D3, Reptivite multivitamins with D3, and Reptivite without D3. Which have you?
    Repti calcium with D3, it came with the tank setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naivenavi View Post
    Repti calcium with D3, it came with the tank setup.
    Zoo Med's supplements are quite good.

    1. Are you dusting Squiggly's prey or leaving Repti Calcium with D3 out in a bottle cap for free access?
    2. Has your ambient humidity been unusually dry lately? Normal feces should be the size of 2 tic tacs (smaller for young leos) with a pure white urate about half the size of the feces. Then there's a puddle of urine that's often absorbed by the substrate.
    3. What are you feeding her crickets and mealworms? They need a good dry diet so that they can pass on their nutrition to Squiggly. Some veggies are good to add.

    I prefer to lightly dust the crickets I feed my geckos instead of leaving any supplement out for free access. Some supplement ingredients can be harmful in excess.

    For instance, my vet says to lightly dust a gecko's prey with only a wee pinch of Reptivite weekly -- for the multivitamin part. It's the vitamin A acetate (retinol) that's necessary in very small amounts only.

    Here's the supplement schedule I recommend for Squiggly.

    Weekly Schedule 124 for Leopard Geckos 0-12 months old
    (without UVB)

    Crickets or dubia >> Monday - lightly dusted with Zoo Med Repti Calcium with D3
    Mealworms >> Tuesday
    Crickets or dubia >> Wednesday - lightly dusted with pure precipitated calcium carbonate (Zoo Med's Repti Calcium or NOW human brand calcium) without D3
    Crickets or dubia >> Thursday
    Crickets or dubia >> Friday - lightly dusted with Zoo Med ReptiVite multivitamins without D3
    Mealworms >> Saturday
    No food or free choice >> Sunday

    Future weeks:
    Continue on since all weeks are identical. . . . . .
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 12-05-2018 at 04:46 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside a vivarium <===

    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 Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Zoo Med's supplements are quite good.

    1. Are you dusting Squiggly's prey or leaving Repti Calcium with D3 out in a bottle cap for free access?
    2. Has your ambient humidity been unusually dry lately? Normal feces should be the size of 2 tic tacs (smaller for young leos) with a pure white urate about half the size of the feces. Then there's a puddle of urine that's often absorbed by the substrate.
    3. What are you feeding her crickets and mealworms? They need a good dry diet so that they can pass on their nutrition to Squiggly. Some veggies are good to add.

    I prefer to lightly dust the crickets I feed my geckos instead of leaving any supplement out for free access. Some supplement ingredients can be harmful in excess.

    For instance, my vet says to lightly dust a gecko's prey with only a wee pinch of Reptivite weekly -- for the multivitamin part. It's the vitamin A acetate (retinol) that's necessary in very small amounts only.

    Here's the supplement schedule I recommend for Squiggly.
    Thank you! I will definitely try this. Her tank has been the same ever since we got her, no changes in the ambience whatsoever. We feed her both but we can definitely add some veggies. But no, we just dust her crickets in calcium, the container itself is not in there for free range. Do you believe this is what is affecting her poop?

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