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    I was feeding my leopard gecko some crickets ( fed the crickets one by one ) and before I put the last cricket in, all of a sudden he wagged his tail for a second, ran into a corner, then into his hide. This is the first time I fed him crickets and he ate the rest just fine (had him for a month and a bit now and I fed him mealworms) do you maybe know why he got scared? Thereís no loud noise or anyone else in the room except me, and heís very tame.
    What I did: talked to him gently and he poked his head out.
    Any ideas why he got so scared? Do leopard geckos just get spooked by nothing sometimes??
    Thanks for any help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagelismygecko View Post
    I was feeding my leopard gecko some crickets ( fed the crickets one by one ) and before I put the last cricket in, all of a sudden he wagged his tail for a second, ran into a corner, then into his hide. This is the first time I fed him crickets and he ate the rest just fine (had him for a month and a bit now and I fed him mealworms) do you maybe know why he got scared? There’s no loud noise or anyone else in the room except me, and he’s very tame.
    What I did: talked to him gently and he poked his head out.
    Any ideas why he got so scared? Do leopard geckos just get spooked by nothing sometimes??
    Thanks for any help
    For some reason your leo felt threatened. I don't know why. It sounds like you're doing alright with Bagel.

    If you haven't seen this link, click here for taming tips:

    By the way, about how old is your leo?

    May I ask which supplements you're using: brand, name, and frequency?
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 02-16-2019 at 08:01 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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    Calcium with d3: Rep-cal Sunday and Wednesday
    Pure calcium: zoo med Tuesday Friday Saturday
    Multivitamins: Rep-cal Monday Thursday
    Leo is 7 months old

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagelismygecko View Post
    Calcium with d3: Rep-cal Sunday and Wednesday
    Pure calcium: zoo med Tuesday Friday Saturday
    Multivitamins: Rep-cal Monday Thursday
    Leo is 7 months old
    Thanks. I suggest cutting back some of the supplements you're using so your schedule is more in tune with this one.

    Rep-Cal's Herptivite does not contain any preformed vitamin A acetate. That's why I'd switch your multivitamins to Zoo Med's Reptivite multivitamins without D3, but only use those + calcium with D3 + plain calcium according to Schedule 124 below.

    Calcium with D3 only needs to be taken @ 1 feeding per week, because D3 is fat soluble and is absorbed with calcium throughout the week.

    What do you feed your leo's bugs and worms?

    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
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 02-16-2019 at 08:13 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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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Thanks. I suggest cutting back some of the supplements you're using so your schedule is more in tune with this one.

    Rep-Cal's Herptivite does not contain any preformed vitamin A acetate. That's why I'd switch your multivitamins to Zoo Med's Reptivite multivitamins without D3, but only use those + calcium with D3 + plain calcium according to Schedule 124 below.

    Calcium with D3 only needs to be taken @ 1 feeding per week, because D3 is fat soluble and is absorbed with calcium throughout the week.

    What do you feed your leo's bugs and worms?
    ( not a lot of selection in bc so Iíll go on amazon )
    Thanks for the suggestions and letting me know. Iíll try to find some better supplements and change the schedule. Also Iím starting to not feed him everyday since heís over 6 months. (Thatís what I read online, let me know if itís wrong)
    I feed the bugs carrots and oranges

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagelismygecko View Post
    ( not a lot of selection in bc so I’ll go on amazon )
    Thanks for the suggestions and letting me know. I’ll try to find some better supplements and change the schedule. Also I’m starting to not feed him everyday since he’s over 6 months. (That’s what I read online, let me know if it’s wrong)
    I feed the bugs carrots and oranges
    Cutting back daily feedings is fine now. Keep supplements at 3x per week total. Most leos continue to grow until they are about 18 months old.

    You're welcome. NOW pure calcium is great! Here are comparisons of D3 calciums and multivitamins.

    I cover the bases for insects and worms with a good dry diet and then sometimes supplement the dry diet with veggies and fruits. My guidelines for the dry diet are ~16-20% protein, ~5% or less fat, and some vitamin A acetate (retinol).

    Are these options for that dry diet?
    1. ***(Finely grind) Zoo Med's Natural ADULT Bearded Dragon Food***
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    OR

    2. Already ground Pro Gutload diet (by Professional Reptiles)

    "A commercial gutloading food like Bug Burger or Superload (both by Repashy), Cricket Crack, Dinofuel, etc. is going to make your life easier AND provide a nutritious diet to your crickets at the same time. Avoid Fluker's gutloads, as they are super feeble in their formulas."

    "If you opt for making your own gutload at home, here is a list of great ingredients to use:
    Best: mustard greens, turnip greens, dandelion flowers & leaves, collard greens, escarole lettuce, papaya, watercress, and alfalfa.
    Good: sweet potato, carrots, oranges, mango, butternut squash, kale, apples, beet greens, blackberries, bok choy, and green beans.
    Dry food: bee pollen, organic non-salted sunflower seeds, spirulina, dried seaweed, flax seed, and organic non-salted almonds.
    Avoid as much as possible: potatoes, cabbage, iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, spinach, broccoli, tomatoes, corn, grains, beans, oats, bread, cereal, meat, eggs, dog food, cat food, fish food, canned or dead insects, vertebrates."
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 02-17-2019 at 03:39 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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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    You're welcome. Here are comparisons of D3 calciums and multivitamins.

    Are these options?
    1. ***(Finely grind) Zoo Med's Natural ADULT Bearded Dragon Food*** OR
    2. Already ground Pro Gutload diet (by Professional Reptiles)

    I cover the bases for insects and worms with a good dry diet and then sometimes supplement the dry diet with veggies and fruits. My guidelines for the dry diet are ~16% protein, less than 5% fat, and some vitamin A acetate (retinol).

    "A commercial gutloading food like Bug Burger or Superload (both by Repashy), Cricket Crack, Dinofuel, etc. is going to make your life easier AND provide a nutritious diet to your crickets at the same time. Avoid Fluker's gutloads, as they are super feeble in their formulas."
    Just a quick question, I use uvb for my leopard gecko, so should I not use calcium with d3 at all then? ( also, should I not even use a uvb light? My gecko is an albino )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagelismygecko View Post
    Just a quick question, I use uvb for my leopard gecko, so should I not use calcium with d3 at all then? ( also, should I not even use a uvb light? My gecko is an albino )
    Does your leo bask in the UVB just about daily? Please tell me a bit more.
    Type of UVB bulb and brand

    If the UVB rays are reaching him, Fran Baines, DVM (lighting guru, too) recommends a back up dose of D3 calcium @ 1 feeding per month.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 02-25-2019 at 12:43 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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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post

    By the way, about how old is your leo?

    May I ask which supplements you're using: brand, name, and frequency?
    What's that got to do with the original topic?
    Please do not keep hijacking the threads by assuming the OP needs other help. Even asking permission doesn't justify it.
    This is not the first time you've been asked to stop it.
    If the OP needs/wants help with other things, then he/she can start a new thread.

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    Hi Bagelismygecko ~

    UVB lighting may be harmful for your albino leo.

    Please begin a new thread in this sub-forum as Hilde says. That way we can continue on. Be sure to mention me like this @Elizabeth Freer so I won't miss it.
    "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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