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    Quote Originally Posted by JessJohnson87 View Post


    Speaking of roaches, Ziggy ignored his tonight and opted for mealworms....lazy bugger
    Bell barely wanted one Locust tonight also. Sigh !

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    He finally shed sometime last night after being almost ghost like for about a week. Guess he was full on skin
    "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.

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    Its funny you should mention that, whenever I come into my bedroom which is like 272424 times a day, Bell pokes her head out (to check if its me or something bad I guess). Each day this week I was sure she was pale and going to shed and then id see her later on that night and she would be bright again.

    The real problem is that she is so good at hiding when she's shedding I have never seen her actually doing it after her first time. She must be doing it, I just never know all I get is a shy gecko and a pale head. I guess she thinks it is unbecoming of a lady to undress in front of a man

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    Quote Originally Posted by JessJohnson87 View Post
    He finally shed sometime last night after being almost ghost like for about a week. Guess he was full on skin
    He would of refused the mealworm as well.

    Speaking of roaches, Ziggy ignored his tonight and opted for mealworms
    I watched the dubia roach feeding and the size of the roach concerns me. It looked a bit too large. Perhaps his belly didn't feel too well after the fact? only he knows of course. Much easier to digest smaller prey.
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    Lol. I got to witness a shed with my other leo, Marley. It was so fascinating to watch, he did it out in the open so I could watch him. Was the only time that happened. When I eat dinner, Ziggy will poke his head out and watch me eat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket4u View Post
    He would of refused the mealworm as well.



    I watched the dubia roach feeding and the size of the roach concerns me. It looked a bit too large. Perhaps his belly didn't feel too well after the fact? only he knows of course. Much easier to digest smaller prey.
    I try to tell them at the store to give me smaller ones but they throw whatever in there and give me the bag.
    "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." ~ Winston Churchill

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    0.1.0- Guinea Pig (Brownie)
    B. dubia, T. molitor, M. quinquemaculata

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    Wait a second, what video did Cricket get to watch
    Scratch that - Found it !


    Also something Ive noticed from watching different peoples Leos.

    Some of them seem to always hold themselves off the ground even while standing still and more often others seem to prefer to sort of semi-lay down a lot of the time and look more relaxed or lazy as they move.

    The only time for example my Leo has her belly on the ground is when she is basking in front of one of her hides or resting pretty much otherwise she stands up quite tall (as tall as her little legs allow lol). Does anybody know what causes either type of behavior? I'm assuming its not personality based here which it very well may be.
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    When mine walks around his tank, he kind of drags his belly. He will stand up tall when he sees the charm on my bracelet dangle and get all bright eyed, usually that means he's hungry or curious. The temps are spot on in the tank, got my thermostat Monday so I have the heat pad hooked up to that.
    "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." ~ Winston Churchill

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket4u View Post
    He would of refused the mealworm as well.

    I watched the dubia roach feeding and the size of the roach concerns me. It looked a bit too large.

    I don't think they're any bigger, or harder to eat, than the scorpion the wild leopard is eating in this video.

    https://www.youtube.com/v/TdRDlWkK60...hl=en_US&rel=0

    The video itself is an hour long, but the link I posted starts at the leopard gecko section. The first minute also includes another gecko. You'll see that they can eat much bigger prey than we think is safe.

    The roaches in the feeding video don't seem too big to me. I've seen adult leopard geckos eat much bigger roaches and other prey, no problems at all. We tend to baby them when it comes to food size, even though their bodies are made to handle fairly large items, and a lot of them, when they're available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilde View Post
    I don't think they're any bigger, or harder to eat, than the scorpion the wild leopard is eating in this video.

    https://www.youtube.com/v/TdRDlWkK60...hl=en_US&rel=0

    The video itself is an hour long, but the link I posted starts at the leopard gecko section. The first minute also includes another gecko. You'll see that they can eat much bigger prey than we think is safe.

    The roaches in the feeding video don't seem too big to me. I've seen adult leopard geckos eat much bigger roaches and other prey, no problems at all. We tend to baby them when it comes to food size, even though their bodies are made to handle fairly large items, and a lot of them, when they're available.
    Its normal for keepers to baby their animals for sure but what you're saying stands to reason really, its not as though in the wild a gecko can select the perfect size insect every night I suppose.
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