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    Hiya,
    So I picked up my first gecko at an expo about 2 weeks ago, and I'm a little worried.
    I might just be paranoid, but I thought I'd ask for any opinions
    I got a female, they said she was about a year and a half old, and she was really active at the expo
    I have her in one of those exo terra cages, I think it's an 18x18x24, and I haven't seen her do anything. I hear her moving around at night(i know shes nocturnal), and I see her in different areas of her cage, but I've never witnessed her move. I also haven't seen her eat/her food always looks untouched. I put in fresh food every night, and I've tried both repashi and pangea. Temperature is low 70's, and humidity is around 55% with misting at night. I'm afraid to try to handle her or hand feed her because I don't want to hurt her or make her scared of me for the rest of her life.

    Sorry if this post was a little cluttered and all over the place, just looking for a second opinon.
    :)

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    Welcome to GU! I can tell you 2 things about gargs:
    --they are VERY lazy. They spend most of their time sitting. She was probably active at the expo because she was stressed, but now she's not.
    --They often don't make a dent in their food. This is a very common worry with cresties and gargs (my leachie tends to eat more often). I have 5 cresties, 4 gargs and a leachie and usually when I'm refreshing the CGD, most of the bowls still have a good amount of food in them. Yet they are all big, fat and happy.
    Just keep offering and try not to worry.

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    Thanks, that definitely makes me feel better. I'm still a little iffy with handling however. I don't know if she's had enough time to settle in. I'm afraid that she's going to hurt herself/get stressed if I try to handle her too soon. Every time I put my hand near her she just freezes and doesn't move.

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