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    Default Mossy gecko (Rhacodactylus Chahoua) not climbing.


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    I recently got a young (11 month) male mossy gecko who is pretty much fully grown. I got him from an establishment where i have been volunteering at for just under a year. He was kept in a small but suitable viv until recently but has since started needing a bigger one. The owner said i could take him so i set up a vivarium, It has a eco earth substrate to help absorb some of the water, a polysterine (?) backdrop which looks like rocks covering just under half of the enclosure, the temperature is 25 degrees C but drops a tiny bit in the night, fake plant, 2 pieces of large cork bark one is a tunnel which is propped up and i will spray him once a day. Food is available and so is water

    My problem is since i got him yesterday he hasnt climbed but just sat curled up on the floor, mostly behind the cork bark but when i woke up he was just sat at the front. In his older vivarium i never saw him go onto the floor and was comfortable on the glass. Im worried as it just looks really ill although he was perfectly healthy 2 days ago.
    Is this just something that rhacodactylus do when introduced to a much larger tank? Do i just have to leave him alone and refill water, replace food and spray only until he settles?

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    has this changed in the past few days? some reptiles take more adjustment time than others.

    another thing to consider, is his location now noisy/busy/different lighting? these can contribute to stress in a new place.
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    Hi sorry i didnt update but hes climbing now, never on the floor, now i just need to wait until he eats. its slightly more busy but not much can be done about that, probably less noisy tbh and the lighting is the same.
    But he is improving. How long of not eating do you think should be happening until im worried?
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    some reptiles take a couple of weeks.
    Morelia spilota harrisoni * Morelia spilota mcdowelli * Liasis fuscus * Liasis mackloti * Liasis mackloti savuensis * Liasis olivaceous olivaceous* Anteresia maculosa * Gekko gecko * Correlophus ciliatus * Blaesodactylus boivini * Lepidodactylus lugubris

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