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    Hi there! I just got a 4 year old gecko last tuesday. Im going on the second week of having her. She didnt have a proper heating pad or even a thermostat when I got her. She now has a heating pad that stays around 90-94 degrees. She is working on shedding right now and is not eating all of her shed and leaving big peices behind. Her previous owner said he hasnt seen her eat in several weeks and wont eat for me either which I expected since shes in a new enviornment. Today I saw this tiny little thing which one looks to be a poop and the other a urate. Shes been on mealworms her whole life. I was going to try some other insects but am worried shes impacted or dehydrated. Yesterday I put a camera on her and she only drank once at 12am and only had a few licks of water. Could the orange be a mealworms exo-skeleton? Should I be worried? Shes showed intrest in food but gets discourage when she tries to catch it and she misses. She did get a mealworm in her mouth once and just spit it out. She doesnt have rubber jaw as she has strong healthy bones. She was never given a multi-vitamin so I have some but cant get it in her if she wont eat. She has only ever had calcium with D3 and never plain calcium. I got some plain calcium and every morning when I check on her the calcium always has new little lick marks. I wont be home till tomorrow afternoon so theres nothing immediate I can do.

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    Only one of the pictures showed up. It just looks like she's making very small poops because she's not eating much. When I was breeding I was raising the hatchlings on mealworms but once they grew up, if I kept them as adults they got bored with mealworms. It would be a good idea to try a few crickets and/or super worms to see if she's any more interested. Also, geckos can get too much calcium, so, once you can get her to eat you may want to get rid of the calcium dish and dust the feeders. Good luck with her.

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    I thought plain calcium was good for them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hailie View Post
    I thought plain calcium was good for them?
    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited, Hailie. I see 3 photos on your first post.

    Plain calcium carbonate needs to be spaced between a D3 supplement on a weekly basis in order to be metabolized.

    Let's drop the temps 1-2 degrees. Perhaps it's a bit too warm?

    Please share a minute-long video of your leo walking about on a solid surface such as paper towels.

    1. What size enclosure?
    2. What size under tank heat mat?
    3. How long is your 4 yo leo?
    4. What brand and type of supplements do you have?
    5. How frequently are you dusting?
    6. Heavy or light dusting?
    7. On all feeders at each supplement feeding (usually)?

    Temperatures - A temperature gradient from warm to cool maintains your leo's health. Here's a temperature guide for all leopard geckos as measured with the probe of a digital thermometer or a temp gun (and controlled by a thermostat set at 91*F/32.8*C).

    Place the thermostat's probe and a digital thermometer's probe together right on top of the substrate underneath the warm dry hide. If you use a UTH + a CHE you'll need 2 separate thermostats, because ground and air temperatures are substantially different.

    • Warm dry hide ground temperature: 88-92 F (31.1-33.3 C) inside a leo's warm dry hide.
    • Warm humid/moist hide: Also place the humid hide 100% on top of the heat mat. Keep temperatures similar to the warm dry hide.
    • Cool dry hide ground temperature: 70ish-75 F (21.1-23.9 C) Usually the cool end ground temperature matches the room temperature where the enclosure sits.
    • no greater than 82ish F (27.8ish C) air temperature - 4 inches (10 cm) above ground on the warm end
    • no greater than 75 F (23.9 C) air temperature - 4 inches (10 cm) above ground on the cool end

    Leave the heat mat/UTH on 24/7. If you wish, during the night turn off overhead lighting/heating (~12 hours on and ~12 hours off) unless ambient room temperatures drop lower than 67ish*F (19.4*C).
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 04-06-2020 at 06:54 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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    She is in a 40 gallon tank
    I cant tell you the exact size but its about 1/3 of the tank
    Shes 8-10 inches
    I have exo terra multi-vitamin and flukers plain calcium and calcium with D3
    She hasnt eaten so I dont really have a schedule.
    Im lightly dusting just becasue shes never had a multivitamin so trying to get all that good stuff in her.
    Thanks Elizabeth Freer thanked for this post

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    She is in a 40 gallon tank
    I cant tell you the exact size but its about 1/3 of the tank
    Shes 8-10 inches
    I have exo terra multi-vitamin and flukers plain calcium and calcium with D3
    She hasnt eaten so I dont really have a schedule.
    Im lightly dusting just becasue shes never had a multivitamin so trying to get all that good stuff in her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hailie View Post
    She is in a 40 gallon tank
    I cant tell you the exact size but its about 1/3 of the tank
    Shes 8-10 inches
    I have exo terra multi-vitamin and flukers plain calcium and calcium with D3
    She hasnt eaten so I dont really have a schedule.
    Im lightly dusting just becasue shes never had a multivitamin so trying to get all that good stuff in her.
    Light dusting with supplements is best always.

    This might encourage her to eat: Try lowering the temperature of her warm dry hide 2*F. 90-94*F is probably a bit too warm. 88-92*F is ideal.

    Exo Terra multivitamins aren't all that good. One reason why is that they don't contain very much calcium carbonate per "dose". Please check for additional reasons by scrolling down this link. I highly recommend Zoo Med's Reptivite multivitamins withOUT D3 instead.
    For link 77 click: Gecko Multivitamins

    : Please share a 1 minute video of your leo walking about on some flat surface. That's a virtual health check-up. If her virtual health check-up is good, here's the schedule I recommend when she begins to eat. You could continue using Fluker's Calcium with D3 until it expires.

    Weekly Schedule 126 for Leopard Geckos 18 months old +
    (withOUT UVB)
    Early stage metabolic bone disease (MBD) symptoms include uneven (lopsided) gait, walking on one or both "elbows", bowed limbs, belly dragging, and an underbite.
    The Reptile Supply Company based in Lodi, California stocks Zoo Med's ReptiVite multivitamins withOUT D3.
    • Monday > > crickets or dubia lightly dusted with Zoo Med's Repti Calcium with D3
    • Thursday > > crickets or dubia lightly dusted with Zoo Med's ReptiVite multivitamins withOUT D3
    • Saturday > > Optional: mealworms, superworms, or black soldier fly larvae (Phoenix worms) > > no dusting
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 04-05-2020 at 06:52 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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    Im so sorry I totally forgot to post a video. This was a couple days ago, I tried eco-earth as a friend told me it was ok. I found out it wasnt ok so this is when I was cleaning it out. Shes really worrying me. I got her dubias today she licked them and slowly opened her mouth and it ran out so she just walked right into the bowl of dubias and then walked away��*♀️ Shes gone from 82 grams to 78 in the last 3 weeks and then went up to 79 today..idk how. She ate alittle over 2ml of Fluckers ReptaBoost she practically gulped that stuff down. A little got into her nose so she was sneezing and thats when she was over it (I didnt mean to get it in her nose). 92017406_259967678350223_9133061879780868096_n.jpg

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    Also this is what her belly looks like.
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    Hi there,

    I posted a thread wondering why my new girl I got about 3 weeks ago wouldnt eat anything. I recently looked at her vent cause I saw a scab and one side of her vent is red a swollen. I am soaking her in warm water 85-90 degrees starting last night 4-10-20. On monday im going to start doing it 3 times a day. Im cleaning it with betadine then rinsing it off well and then putting a double antibiotic on it. Should I get a triple? When I got her she was suppose to be totally healthy and I was not prepared for this to happen at all. I currently cant get her to a vet but I understand if I need to I will. I would like to avoid the vet but if it wont heal properly at home then I will take her. The last thing I want is for her to go septic. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I did lower my heat pad temps to 88-92. She has been in her moist hide alot ever since i got it if that changes anything. I also think shes impacted as she never got proper belly heat when she was being fed mealworms at her previous owners.

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