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    Hello everyone!
    I joined this forum with the hope that you can help me with my gecko!
    A few days back I got a flying gecko as a gift, and I putted him into a bioactive enclosure that I had set up, however, he's not eating, I was putting a small container with mealworms and roaches every night, but he never notice them, how do you feed your geckos?

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    Dump the insects in, let the gecko hunt.
    It's pretty common for them to take a few days before they will start eating.

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    I wonder whether your Ptychozoon kuhli (?) was wild caught. If so there is a good chance you'll find bright orange reddish mites here and there on his body. If that's the case, I can tell you how to remove those mites. Unfortunately you placed him in a planted enclosure right away, before ANY quarantine in a separate, simple, enclosure. You may be giving those mites a chance to multiply.

    If he is wild caught, switch him to a simple enclosure for now. Then search his body for bright orange mites.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    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
    I wonder whether your Ptychozoon kuhli (?) was wild caught. If so there is a good chance you'll find bright orange reddish mites here and there on his body. If that's the case, I can tell you how to remove those mites. Unfortunately you placed him in a planted enclosure right away, before ANY quarantine in a separate, simple, enclosure. You may be giving those mites a chance to multiply.

    If he is wild caught, switch him to a simple enclosure for now. Then search his body for bright orange mites.
    Thank you! But he was already quarentined for a bit more than month (while I was making and establishing his tank) and I already looked for the mites.20190529_211418.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeTatoV View Post
    Thank you! But he was already quarentined for a bit more than month (while I was making and establishing his tank) and I already looked for the mites.20190529_211418.jpg
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    That's excellent! I had no way of knowing this from your first post.

    Everyone does things differently. I have 3 female Ptychozoon kuhli. My oldest was captive hatched on June 25, 2003. This June she'll be 16 years old! In fact she's the gecko in my avatar. That image was taken when she was 16 months old.

    I use these tall containers for feeding each gecko. The geckos have no trouble getting their food. This container measures 12.7 cm tall.

    Occasionally it's these which hold 8 ounces. They are 5.1 cm tall.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 06-04-2019 at 03:18 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    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
    That's excellent! I had no way of knowing this from your first post.

    Everyone does things differently. I have 3 female Ptychozoon kuhli. My oldest was captive hatched on June 25, 2003. This June she'll be 16 years old! In fact she's the gecko in my avatar. That image was taken when she was 16 months old.

    I use these tall containers for feeding each gecko. The geckos have no trouble getting their food. This container measures 12.7 cm tall.

    Occasionally it's these which hold 8 ounces. They are 5.1 cm tall.
    Don't worry, it was my bad that I didn't point that out before.
    Can you tell me a bit more about this method? How long do you leave them inside, and how many insects?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeTatoV View Post
    Don't worry, it was my bad that I didn't point that out before.
    Can you tell me a bit more about this method? How long do you leave them inside, and how many insects?


    Using feeding containers makes it easy to know whether or not a gecko is eating. The containers also keep bugs contained in one place, so leftover bugs DON'T stress out the gecko.
    • Add just a pinch of dry insect diet in with the bugs. Then the insects have some food while they're waiting to be the gecko's next meal.
    • If your gecko is hungry, insects are usually eaten within 24 hours.
    • Leave the tall container inside the enclosure for several days.
    • Experiment with the number of insects.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 06-05-2019 at 05:00 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    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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