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    It's me again, being super worried. I had moved my 4 month old gargoyle gecko from a critter keeper to a 10 gallon. In the 10 gallon I was struggling with heat and humidity so I put her back in the critter keeper. Throughout this process she hasn't eaten at all from what I can tell. I had some tiny dubia in there, and her pangea but she hasn't touched it in almost 2 weeks. Her bowl is very small and she was such a piggy before this that I could always tell when she had eaten. Now she isn't. I'm going to try dusted crickets today after work, but I have to buy them on my way home.

    She was 8 grams when I got her on Nov. 3rd but I'm afraid to disturb her to weigh her again. I haven't seen any poop in the enclosure since this started...

    Is she just stressed or should I be concerned about something else? Right now her humidity doesn't get much below 50% with misting in the morning and at night. She is on paper towel and the temp range is about 73-77 in the day and around 70 at night.

    I hope I'm overreacting...

    **UPDATE!**
    She ate! I got the crickets and also got some Repashy diet to see if maybe a new flavor of food would entice her. When I went to throw a cricket in I saw she had licked down to the bottom of her food bowl with the pangea in it. Not sure if she just decided it was time to eat or if the new smell woke her appetite. I'm leaving the cricket for tonight to see if she wants that too.

    Thank you for the replies!
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    It can take up to a month for a gecko to feel comfortable enough in new surroundings to start eating. Don't rearrange anything else for a while, and just keep offering fresh food (every other day is fine for the Pangea), and the dusted dubias or crickets. (Don't leave the crickets loose in the enclosure if she doesn't eat them.) You're misting just fine, and your temps are fine too. You're doing everything right, most likely she is just adjusting to new surroundings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeckoLeen View Post
    It can take up to a month for a gecko to feel comfortable enough in new surroundings to start eating. Don't rearrange anything else for a while, and just keep offering fresh food (every other day is fine for the Pangea), and the dusted dubias or crickets. (Don't leave the crickets loose in the enclosure if she doesn't eat them.) You're misting just fine, and your temps are fine too. You're doing everything right, most likely she is just adjusting to new surroundings.
    So it's okay for them to go more than 2 weeks without food even when they're young? I hope she eats by the end of the week but if she doesn't I shouldn't be super worried?

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    You could always hand feed it to get it started. Simply place a small amount of the food on a spoon, and touch it to the geckos mouth. Usually, they start lapping it up. Getting it to hold still might be the biggest challenge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herpin Man View Post
    You could always hand feed it to get it started. Simply place a small amount of the food on a spoon, and touch it to the geckos mouth. Usually, they start lapping it up. Getting it to hold still might be the biggest challenge.
    I did try this but she doesn't react to it even when I first got her. It's hard to get a good angle in the critter keeper and I don't want to get it up her nose by accident. If I can catch her at a good angle I'll try again but I'm trying to avoid touching or moving her for now.

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