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    Quote Originally Posted by gujn View Post
    Very good. We'll go another 2 weeks and if there isn't continued progress, we'll go see about a radiograph.

    1) No supplements for at least another week
    2) Daily 20 minute warm soaks
    3) Adtl. water bowl by the hide she stays in
    4) Keep moist hide moist with papertowels
    Quote Originally Posted by gujn View Post
    She is hanging in there:

    1) Walking much better
    2) Eating has diminished - force feed both mealworms and powdered meal (every other day)
    3) Bathing every other day now
    4) Added some calcium dusting to worms (once a week)

    Should we add D3? How much? same with calcium?
    Please share a recent photo of your leo.

    1. Has Apricot lost weight?
    2. How long was Apricot totally off powdered supplements?
    3. How long has she been on Carnivore Care? Oxbow's Carnivore Care contains vitamin D3 already.
    4. Is she gobbling up Carnivore Care?
    5. As long as a leo gets some D3 on a weekly basis, she's OK. I don't know how much.
    6. When you speak of "calcium" do you mean Repashy's Calcium Plus? That's an all-in-one multivitamin that contains vitamin D3. I'd not use that right now.
    7. Pure calcium requires vitamin D3 in order to be absorbed.
    8. Can you get some Zoo Med's Repti Calcium with D3?
    9. As far as I know, PetCos and PetSmarts are open.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 03-30-2020 at 04:45 PM.
    "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 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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    No apparent weight loss - tail looks good and plump
    Has been off ALL supplements for about 3-4 weeks
    Carnivore Care has been provided - about 1-2x weekly as needed
    Yes, she eats it up
    We have both Repashy's w/ D3 and Repti Calcium without D3

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    Quote Originally Posted by gujn View Post
    No apparent weight loss - tail looks good and plump
    Has been off ALL supplements for about 3-4 weeks
    Carnivore Care has been provided - about 1-2x weekly as needed
    Yes, she eats it up
    We have both Repashy's w/ D3 and Repti Calcium without D3
    That's super! She's maintained her body mass during her recovery.

    I wouldn't be concerned at all about powdered supplements as long as she's eating Carnivore Care. Oxbow's Carnivore Care is an easy-to-digest all-in-one powdered food.

    If you wish to gradually wean her off Carnivore Care, I recommend buying some Zoo Med's Repti Calcium with D3. That supplement only contains calcium + D3. It is not an all-in-one multivitamin.

    Vitamin D is fat soluble. That means a single "dose" sticks around all week and metabolizes any calcium consumed during that week.

    I prefer keeping multivitamins and D3 separate, because it's possible to tweak the doses when necessary.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 03-31-2020 at 04:43 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 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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    So, as you can see, it's been a few months. Apricot is doing okay, but still not close to 100%, I'd say more about 75%.

    She won't eat on her own, so we have to force (I say this lightly) feed her. (Hold the mealworm against the side of her mouth, nudging a bit to get her to open and take the worm) She will eat anywhere from zero to eight depending on her mood. We do this every other day and she seems to be maintaining weight and tail, but has lost some weight from her original self. She is not extremely active, but when out for feeding, she does move around and walks fairly normal, but you can tell not quite right. She does poop fine and continues to go in to her cool hide to do so on the other side of the tank.

    We have her on a schedule of D3 every 10 days (dusted worms) and then straight calcium every 10 days, staggered by 5 days apart from the D3.

    We just want to get her to eat on her own again, but that isn't happening. She seems as if she has lost some of her brain function is the best way to put it.

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    Understand that she will eat the mealworms if pushed to her mouth, but very reluctanly, and she definitely is not interested in pursuing, hunting, or eating on her own. Once she has had enough, she let's us know. Sometimes she's like "Nope, no food today" and closes her eyes and turns away trying to get away from us.

    She does not appear to be losing any significant weight, but I'm worried if we don't 'force' feed her, she will.

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    Any advice on getting her back to eating/hunting on her own?

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    PLEASE HELP! MY GECKO IS POOPING THE SIZE OF A FINGER. Idk what to do iím so scared plz help me. i feed her about 5 crickets and 2 mealworms. she is about 6 months old. and her tank is the right temperature and she hasnít eaten the past two days now. plz help

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    Quote Originally Posted by milathegecko View Post
    PLEASE HELP! MY GECKO IS POOPING THE SIZE OF A FINGER. Idk what to do i’m so scared plz help me. i feed her about 5 crickets and 2 mealworms. she is about 6 months old. and her tank is the right temperature and she hasn’t eaten the past two days now. plz help
    Hi ~ Welcome aboard!

    Geckos Unlimited would like to help Mila. Please click here and start a New Thread especially for your leo.

    A well-fed 6 month old leo may not eat every day. Your leo may be ready to eat every other day.

    Please share photos of Mila and her enclosure. Does Mila have a dish of fresh water 24/7?
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 07-07-2020 at 03:58 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 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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