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  1. The thing is they will eat anything in order to...

    The thing is they will eat anything in order to survive. I'm sure most of us have seen( on tv) at some point reptiles consume a prey too large and die shortly afterwards. I say better safe than sorry...
  2. He would of refused the mealworm as well. ...

    He would of refused the mealworm as well.



    I watched the dubia roach feeding and the size of the roach concerns me. It looked a bit too large. Perhaps his belly didn't feel too well after the...
  3. This place currently has them in stock. Coastal...

    This place currently has them in stock. Coastal Silkworms - Bombyx Mori Silkworms
  4. Hi, He is in his water dish in that picture...

    Hi,

    He is in his water dish in that picture correct? It will be best not to use a heat source from above for heating in a 10 gallon. The area is too small, therefore can easily overheat and end up...
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    Hi, Not sure if you know this, but the immune...

    Hi,

    Not sure if you know this, but the immune system of children are not well developed making them susceptible to salmonella. Keep the enclosure as far away from your baby as possible. Also best...
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    Coco fiber is more likely to cause digestive...

    Coco fiber is more likely to cause digestive problems than moss because its more fibrous. A piece was embedded in the skin around one of my leo's vent in the past.



    OMG, this is so true and how...
  7. The introduction explains it. Most of the...

    The introduction explains it.

    Most of the attention on insects as a food source focuses on protein
    content. However, lipids are also a main component of insects and are
    produced during protein...
  8. It may be a good idea to replace one feeding with...

    It may be a good idea to replace one feeding with crickets a week.

    C18:1 trans11 was found only in A. domesticus lipid extracts
    which makes this FA specific for this insect species.
    ...
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    Sadly a very common assumption. Dehydration...

    Sadly a very common assumption. Dehydration itself which is quite common can cause shaking or muscle spasms. Pretty much anything that interferes with absorption can cause it including inappropriate...
  10. I don't see anything, but it doesn't mean it's...

    I don't see anything, but it doesn't mean it's not there. She is quite a chunky one. I would try to feed her insects lower in fat. Does she spend a least a few hours over the UTH daily? All of the...
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    They have individual preferences. Some will...

    They have individual preferences. Some will prefer to lay under a heat lamp verses under tank heating. I have one that will avoid the area when the Ceramic heat emitter is on. He has under tank...
  12. Her abdominal area appears very wide. Have you...

    Her abdominal area appears very wide. Have you looked at her belly from underneath? They can produce eggs without mating.

    A break from too much chitin will be good aside from all the fat. Try soft...
  13. Thread: stuck shed

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    You can just wipe it off gently with a wet paper...

    You can just wipe it off gently with a wet paper towel if it's not gone within a few days.
    Exactly...:). Best to think prevention. Not all care to use humidity hides and some will go in them after...
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    What you are seeing is called urates. It should...

    What you are seeing is called urates. It should be solid white and combined with the brown part.

    1. Do you provide clean water in a dish at all times?
    2. What supplements do you dust food with?...
  15. Thread: Tail Issues

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    Do take him to the vet. The majority of the time...

    Do take him to the vet. The majority of the time a tail problem is secondary to an underlying condition. Many times there's several things going on internally. Here is an example on page 27......
  16. Thread: Drinking

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    Hi russellm0704, It is important to...

    Hi russellm0704,



    It is important to provide a water dish at all times so that they do not suffer times of thirst in order to avoid dehydration which is very common in leopard geckos. They may...
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    Read under research findings: ...

    Read under research findings:

    http://www.mazuri.com/product_pdfs/5M38.pdf



    This is why I mentioned there is no perfect product, however this is a gut load not a regular feed.
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    Natural Bearded Dragon Food - Adult Formula...

    Natural Bearded Dragon Food - Adult Formula

    Too low in protein and too high in fiber.

    First ingredient: Soybean Hulls

    A quote by MADER so it's not coming from a stranger on the internet...
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    Hi, This leo is suffering from dehydration....

    Hi,

    This leo is suffering from dehydration. His eye is sunken, therefore it's crucial to improve hydration before any systemic drugs are prescribed. If the vet is knowledgeable, this will be...
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    Its not shed. Inappropriate feed for this...

    Its not shed.

    Inappropriate feed for this species

    Too much supplementation

    This is what crossed my mind when I looked at this photo.

    How long have you been using this?
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    No significant differences in bone ash were...

    No significant differences in bone ash were attributed to dietary vitamin D3

    So why do people insist on dusting with d3 so frequently?

    Gut-loading diets for crickets (adults and nymphs) should...
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    Hi, I highly suggest that you take this quote...

    Hi,

    I highly suggest that you take this quote in consideration for your leos well being. Unfortunately there is very poor housing recommendations here in the USA.
    ...
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    I only know what you tell me.:) Even every 2...

    I only know what you tell me.:)

    Even every 2 days I would consider a bit much. Once a week, well.... a few licks would not concern me. I can only tell you that if I have ever seen my leos drink,...
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    She certainly should not be drinking on a daily...

    She certainly should not be drinking on a daily basis. I suggest that you purchase a reliable humidity gauge, not the cheap pet store ones (unreliable). Best to maintain it between 40% to 60%. If...
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    http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/leopard-g...

    http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/leopard-geckos-food-and-feeding-issues-/78751-supplements.html#post446750

    Sounds as if she likes to hunt and prefers fast moving prey.



    How regularly?
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