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    does dry eco earth make the enclosure dusty and cause leopard geckos to sneeze?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagelismygecko View Post
    does dry eco earth make the enclosure dusty and cause leopard geckos to sneeze?
    If Bagel got some dust from dry Eco Earth's coco fiber up his nose, that might cause Bagel to sneeze.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    If Bagel got some dust from dry Eco Earth's coco fiber up his nose, that might cause Bagel to sneeze.
    quick question about sneezing. its been a bit more humid than usual in my room, which is making Bagel's tank a little humid. I'm trying to get it lower by leaving my window open and having a fan on. the humidity drops very slowly. do you think he could also sneeze because of it being a little humid? i searched online about respiratory infection symptoms and he only sneezes sometimes. not all the time, but just occasionally. should i be worried about his sneezing or is it just because of the eco earth? i remember hearing him sneeze when i added eco earth to his tank. thinking of just doing a little dig area since he loves to dig.
    thank you for always a fast reply!

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    Here's your post from yesterday.

    Now that itís summer, itís been so humid in my room and I always keep the fan on to keep the air flow which helps a bit but itís still a bit too humid. Heís recently sneezed 3 times in front of me and Iíve heard him sometimes too. Do you think it could be a small respiratory infection? Itís 11 pm right now but tomorrow I will give the vet a call and make an appointment if they need to check him. Another reason is that heís been so lazy and not interested in handling. Heís eating and pooping, still active but doesnít want to come out anymore (I have an Exo Terra tank and he climbs the glass when he wants out but never does it for about 3 days now??) is this lazy behaviour normal for a leopard gecko thatís just turned 12 months old / a 1 Year old???

    Please help Iíve been crying for an hour
    How are you measuring humidity? Have you an analog (round) gauge? Analog gauges only show "ballpark" humidity levels. 40-60% relative humidity is fine. Aliza (acpart) has mentioned that all her leos have high humidity in the summer and those leos don't get respiratory tract infections.

    I think Bagel is sneezing because of the dry Eco Earth. Change the coco fiber to "a little dig area" instead. See whether Bagel stops sneezing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Here's your post from yesterday.

    How are you measuring humidity? Have you an analog (round) gauge? Analog gauges only show "ballpark" humidity levels. 40-60% relative humidity is fine. Aliza (acpart) has mentioned that all her leos have high humidity in the summer and those leos don't get respiratory tract infections.

    I think Bagel is sneezing because of the dry Eco Earth. Change the coco fiber to "a little dig area" instead. See whether Bagel stops sneezing.
    thank you so so so much!! i was getting so worried and even called the vet but they weren't available until tuesday. ill make a little dig area instead. Bagel probably won't like it at first since hes so used to having more eco earth but he will adapt. by the way, i have a digital hygrometer and its at 46% right now at 330 pm, is that okay? trying to lower it a bit
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    PS:

    Please share a current picture of Bagel. I would love to see how he's doing on mealworms and Phoenix worms.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagelismygecko View Post
    thank you so so so much!! i was getting so worried and even called the vet but they weren't available until tuesday. ill make a little dig area instead. Bagel probably won't like it at first since hes so used to having more eco earth but he will adapt. by the way, i have a digital hygrometer and its at 46% right now at 330 pm, is that okay? trying to lower it a bit
    You're welcome.

    There is some chance that Bagel is allergic to coco fiber, but I think it's just irritating his nostrils.

    I hope Bagel will approve of his new digging area. Contain the coco fiber within a plastic Gladware box with an entrance at the top. Bagel can dig, but that should contain the mess. If you keep the coco fiber moist and keep that box on the warm end, that box can double as Bagel's moist hide.

    46% humidity would NOT cause respiratory tract infections.
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    "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

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    You're welcome.

    I hope Bagel will approve of his new digging area. There is some chance that Bagel is allergic to coco fiber, but I think it's just irritating his nostrils.

    46% humidity would NOT cause respiratory tract infections.
    thank you soooo much!!! also, he kinda uses his nose like a shovel when he digs so thats making him sneeze i guess
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