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    For whatever reason my first hatchling "Pika 1" has such a tough time shedding, he typically needs 1-3 baths followed up by several q-tip sessions to get it all off. He does do some of it himself but only after we get it started for him. I cant really find anything online about it and all 7 other babies have the same exact setups and none of them have issues shedding including my visually challenged/blind baby lol.

    Anyone have any ideas?

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    Maybe it's some genetic deficiency. How about an experiment?

    Try supplementing "Pika 1" with only Zoo Med's supplements -- Reptivite instead of Repashy Calcium Plus. It can't hurt to try.
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    Ok ill give it a shot
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    Heres a pic of the lil booger after he finished gettin the rest off himself

    20190610_002626.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geopard Lecko View Post
    Heres a pic of the lil booger after he finished gettin the rest off himself

    20190610_002626.jpg
    That shed looks excellent!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    That shed looks excellent!
    hopefully one day he will be able to do it on his own, we let it go for a few days hoping he would, even kept his moist hide a lil extra moist but it didnt really work and he started to get a lil shed by his eye so my wife did what she does an got him all sorted out.
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    He shed on his own this time!20190615_191130.jpg
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    Maybe he was just a "late bloomer" and just got the "hang" of shedding completely?

    Had you had the chance to switch to Zoo Med's supplements or was he still on Repashy?
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Maybe he was just a "late bloomer" and just got the "hang" of shedding completely?

    Had you had the chance to switch to Zoo Med's supplements or was he still on Repashy?
    I gave him some zoo med with d3 on 2 feedings then repashy. Not all in a row but spaced a few days apart
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geopard Lecko View Post
    I gave him some zoo med with d3 on 2 feedings then repashy. Not all in a row but spaced a few days apart
    Thanks for the Heads Up, Josh!
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    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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