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    Hello everyone! I would like to introduce (drum roll please!) Pie!! This is how I got her. So I always had permission two get two geckos, and then mom said that is plenty But I wanted to wait in between geckos so I knew what to expect. I had had my first girl for about four months now, so I started looking around. Then yesterday I went to Petsmart to get my other gecko a new bulb, and out of curiosity I asked how many geckos they had left. For the record, I really think my Petsmart does a pretty good job! I think someone has reached out to them and said something, because they keep their leopard geckos on reptile carpet with two hides (one even has moss wow), a water dish, a light, and I haven't seen any geckos being kept in the same tank for a while now! A very kind woman took me to the leopard gecko tank and pulled out this tiny little baby! She said this was the last one left and that she had been working with it and it was very tame. (Apparently she kept leos too) I was completely shocked at how sweet this little two-month-old baby was! She was warm and looked healthy to me. I went home and set up my empty 20L tank with paper towels, two cold hides, a warm hide, a warm humid hide, a water dish, and a fake plant. I also have a UTH with a jumpstart thermostat and a light because my room is very dark. I went back about an hour later and asked the woman some more questions. The gecko looked completely healthy except for a little scratch on his nose, which I think he did himself and it will heal up fine. After about fifteen minutes of questions, I brought the little geckos home!!! She was quiet and calm the whole car ride. I immediately took her out of her little container and held her for a minute before putting her in her tank. She sat on my hand and licked me being sweet as pie! And that is also how he/she got their name. I am very happy with it. And I know that there are sometimes hidden diseases that we can't see, and I am prepared if she dies But I would rather him/her die in a nice home instead of a pet store. But, let's hope Pie does make it and have a happy life ahead of him/her! So thank you for reading my ridiculously long post, enjoy!

    *The lady that helped me actually corrected the man at the counter and told him that it was not a 'fancy' gecko and that it is a high white. I have no clue if that is true or not, but good for her!! And why does my arm look so tiny? That is just the camera angle I guess
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    What a lovely little gecko you have!!! I hope she lives a happy and healthy life <3
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    PetSmart!

    Welcome aboard, Pie! I'm sure LeopardGecc will be a good mom.

    Here's to long healthy lives for Pie & Fig!
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Thank you so so so much riderchan and Elizabeth!! I am so excited to have another baby to spoil and take care of! I weighed her tonight, and she is only 5 grams! I picked her up and she is like air! And she is just a normal, isn't she? Or do I need to go post this in the morph section seperatly? I can't wait to see how Pie will grow and change!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeopardGecc View Post
    Thank you so so so much riderchan and Elizabeth!! I am so excited to have another baby to spoil and take care of! I weighed her tonight, and she is only 5 grams! I picked her up and she is like air! And she is just a normal, isn't she? Or do I need to go post this in the morph section seperatly? I can't wait to see how Pie will grow and change!
    @acpart Maybe Aliza will stop by for a visual morph ID?

    How much did Fig weigh when you got her?
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    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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    Awesome, thank you!
    I think Fig weighed 19 when I first got her.
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    Based on the picture in the first post, I would call her a super hypo (no body spots) tangerine (orange colored) baldy (no head spots).

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    Thank you so much! Wow, I can't wait to see how Pie looks as an adult!

    My only worry right now is that I haven't seen any poop since I got her. Maybe I am just missing it, but I doubt it. There was poop in her tank at petsmart though, so is this stress related or something more serious? Anything I can do to help with it? Thanks!
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    Update: I'm getting a bit worried now. I still haven't seen any poop, and she hasn't been very hungry the last few days. Last night she ate one roach and one mealworm, and that's all I could get down her. I gave her a warm bath with about 85F water for a few minutes. Still no poop, but I did get the stuck shed off her. Today I got up and checked on her and found something really odd. In her little bottle cap with calcium, there is something that looks like a roach and a funny shaped worm. I will share pictures later tonight. Did she throw up her food? I was thinking a check-up at a vet would be a good idea, but I'm still searching for one near me. I'm totally willing to drive and pay. Thank you for reading!


    Alright, here is the picture and the update: Still no poop (that I am seeing) and I have scheduled a vet appointment for Friday at 2 PM. The only thing I am worried about with this is the drive. I'll have to look up an address, but my guess is the drive will be about an hour. I am going to transport her in the container she came in. Cross your fingers!!

    Here is the picture with a cute little bonus of Pie chillin on her branch.
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    Alright, here is a little update from the vet. First off, this vet is amazing! He was great with Pie and knew what he was talking about. I will definitely go back to him for any more problems. So I told him what was wrong with Pie and he checked her out. He says his guess is that she has some parasites, but thankfully I caught it early enough to take care of. He gave her some medicine and said that hopefully this will kill the parasites and she will poop them out. He also gave me some Carnivore Care and said that if she is still regurgitating her food/not pooping in 3-4 days to start syringe feeding her the Carnivore Care. He also said to get her pinhead crickets and feed her those until she goes to the bathroom. I ordered them as soon as I got home (And a few fun little things for Fig lol) but sadly they can't be here until Tuesday even though I paid for their fastest shipping. I have been feeding her the smallest mealworms I have until they get here. He said not to feed her roaches, I don't know why. Thanks for reading, sorry it's a few days late!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeopardGecc View Post
    Update: I'm getting a bit worried now. I still haven't seen any poop, and she hasn't been very hungry the last few days. Last night she ate one roach and one mealworm, and that's all I could get down her. I gave her a warm bath with about 85F water for a few minutes. Still no poop, but I did get the stuck shed off her. Today I got up and checked on her and found something really odd. In her little bottle cap with calcium, there is something that looks like a roach and a funny shaped worm. I will share pictures later tonight. Did she throw up her food? I was thinking a check-up at a vet would be a good idea, but I'm still searching for one near me. I'm totally willing to drive and pay. Thank you for reading!


    Alright, here is the picture and the update: Still no poop (that I am seeing) and I have scheduled a vet appointment for Friday at 2 PM. The only thing I am worried about with this is the drive. I'll have to look up an address, but my guess is the drive will be about an hour. I am going to transport her in the container she came in. Cross your fingers!!

    Here is the picture with a cute little bonus of Pie chillin on her branch.
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]45592 [ATTACH=CONFIG]45593


    Alright, here is a little update from the vet. First off, this vet is amazing! He was great with Pie and knew what he was talking about. I will definitely go back to him for any more problems. So I told him what was wrong with Pie and he checked her out. He says his guess is that she has some parasites, but thankfully I caught it early enough to take care of. He gave her some medicine and said that hopefully this will kill the parasites and she will poop them out. He also gave me some Carnivore Care and said that if she is still regurgitating her food/not pooping in 3-4 days to start syringe feeding her the Carnivore Care. He also said to get her pinhead crickets and feed her those until she goes to the bathroom. I ordered them as soon as I got home (And a few fun little things for Fig lol) but sadly they can't be here until Tuesday even though I paid for their fastest shipping. I have been feeding her the smallest mealworms I have until they get here. He said not to feed her roaches, I don't know why. Thanks for reading, sorry it's a few days late!
    I'm glad you like your new vet and give him a thumbs up! Even if you need to drive an hour to reach him, I think it's totally worth it! Be especially careful. Wash your hands throroughly between geckos. First care for Fig; then care for Pie.

    Did you share that funny shaped worm with him? Did he swab Pie's vent for a fecal sample? Was the medicine a one time dose?

    Hornworms will help Pie poop!

    Once opened Oxbow's Carnivore Care requires special care if it's to last beyond 7 days.


    Once opened Oxbow's Carnivore Care ONLY keeps 7 days in the refrigerator, because it has no preservatives. To keep Carnivore Care viable beyond 7 days Oxbow's vet recommends:
    • Once opened FREEZE remaining Carnivore Care up to 3 months in a Ziploc baggie.
    • Remove all air & seal.
    • Take necessary amounts out of the Ziploc baggie from the freezer.
    • Then remove all air & reseal.
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    "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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