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    So last time I tried to upgrade my young gecko to a 10 gallon she didn't seem to be eating so I moved her back to her critter keeper until she got bigger. Well now she's 17 grams so I figured that was a good time but this time I set up a camera with motion detection so I could see what happens. In her critter keeper she would come out to eat and then go back and not move for the rest of the night. In the vertical 10 gallon she is now exploring every night but she hasn't eaten anything at all. I did see her drink but that's it. Last night she got so close to the food but then turned around... I covered most of the sides of the tank so she would feel secure, put items from her critter keeper in the new tank and even put a second food dish on the floor.

    It's the same pangea she loves but I can't get her eating in her new home. She won't hand feed for me either. I put a dab on her mouth and she just sits there completely frozen... I think she's still afraid of me I haven't been able to work on handling because the critter keeper had such awkward angles....

    How long should I let this go on before I just move her back to the darn critter keeper again?

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    I would give it more time. The gecko knows how to eat, and it recognizes what you are giving it as a food item. There shouldn't be any need to overly coddle it in that regard. Ensure that the new enclosure is warm enough, and that the food is findable and accessible. You might also try different flavors, as well as live insects, if uyou haven't already.
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    Yeah I've tried a bunch of things. I took some suggestions from Facebook groups and tonight I'm trying multiple food dishes sprinkled with a bit of bee pollen. I also got a new light fixture so I could give her a heat lamp again to warm her up. I also put fabric over most of the sides so she feels more secure. She isn't super fond of insects but I plan to try again.

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