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    That is likely too much vitamin d3. It is fat...

    That is likely too much vitamin d3. It is fat soluble meaning they can store it for a while, but it can also build up to unhealthy levels. I would remove the calcium from the cage entirely. Do the...
  2. I would see about just removing the bottom of the...

    I would see about just removing the bottom of the hide if possible.
    I had the same problem with some of the manufactured two-piece hides. I use an exo-terra two-piece for his moist hide, which is on...
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    I totally agree, I just couldn't find any kind of...

    I totally agree, I just couldn't find any kind of study or research anywhere as to amounts of calcium or how it actually remedies the imbalance that insects naturally have. Obviously it works or...
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    Calcuim thoughts?

    I have been musing on calcium dosing and ca : p ratios recently. Here's some of what I've come up with as well as some questions...its a word wall ;/ sorry

    Zoo Med Repticalcium NO D3 = between...
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    Thanks! He's the best little creature! I'm...

    Thanks! He's the best little creature! I'm wondering how much bigger he will get too - not that it matters since I don't breed, but does his weight and length suggest he has "giant" in him or is he...
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    Gecko Palace

    I'm going to be posting updates in this thread as I go, but I just placed an order for a new cage for Wyrm. An animal plastics T8 - 48"x24"x12". Drilled and pre-set for UTH and thermostat probes as...
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    I personally don't trust anything with strong...

    I personally don't trust anything with strong scent around my reptiles...I have snakes and the fact that they can smell the difference in direction of something based on a single atom of scent makes...
  8. Always glad to help. Sounds like you are doing...

    Always glad to help. Sounds like you are doing the right thing
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    How much humidity is too much

    So, short story - I found out that Wyrm developed a taste for sphagnum moss. After about a week of not eating he *Luckily* passed a wad of it. It was from his moist hide.

    To help remedy this as...
  10. Ultimately the decision is yours, as to risk vs...

    Ultimately the decision is yours, as to risk vs benefit - but I can at least give you an idea of what each procedure entails from a vet tech point of view (sorry word wall):

    A FNA (fine needle...
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    How fast is she eating? with harder...

    How fast is she eating? with harder skinned/carapace bugs can pass through the digestive system if your gecko isn't chewing at all. It their teeth don't puncture the bugs' bodies then the stomach...
  12. Board and thinking of getting 'crafty'

    Now that thanksgiving is over and winter is deepening, all I have to occupy my time is work and some games. I was thinking about maybe getting some modeling clay of some kind to make some gecko /...
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    As an additional vitamin boost, twice a month I...

    As an additional vitamin boost, twice a month I dust one or two of his bugs with bee pollen powder. I've always fed it to the roaches and mealworms, but I figured it can't hurt every now and then....
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    Actually, 6 hours each way...stopped overnight at...

    Actually, 6 hours each way...stopped overnight at my dad's to visit. Wyrm did great on the trip - he has a travel case that I heat with reptile shipping heat pads in the car, has room for a hide and...
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    Wyrm's A year old!

    Wyrm is a year old (well almost...) anyway I've gotten him back on track heath-wise and he's gained weight and grown like a champ. Got some new pictures of him, he's a bit of a chonk lol - 88 grams...
  16. looks like a poor breeding candidate. If all the...

    looks like a poor breeding candidate. If all the hatchlings from the pairing have this one mutation, there could be others that are not as visible or harmless. Also, I would consider this and the...
  17. First and foremost - get the tape out of the...

    First and foremost - get the tape out of the enclosure - tape + thin gecko skin = very bad

    Also, yes the chlorine will evaporate, but if your city uses chloramine to treat the water (chlorine +...
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    Also, Leos have fairly delicate skin compared to...

    Also, Leos have fairly delicate skin compared to other reptiles and a lot of the pelleted beddings can be "sharp". I know when I used the compressed pine for my rats, after a while they got sores on...
  19. When using a Doppler to listen for heart rate he...

    When using a Doppler to listen for heart rate he has the equivalent of a skipped beat. you can hear it - beat beat beat....long pause...beat beat....pause kind of rhythm. Nothing to be worried about...
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    Picky eater or Hormones

    So Wyrm has recently slowed down on eating, I've tried not to worry, but he's lost 5 grams over the past month. He went from eating 3-4 roaches/crickets/large mealworms a night to eating either...
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    I guess it could be skin left, his nostrils are...

    I guess it could be skin left, his nostrils are so small its hard to see in them. He's shed 2-3 times since it started so I had hoped it would have peeled out by now :/ He still seems happy and...
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    I am not familiar with gecko breeding, but if she...

    I am not familiar with gecko breeding, but if she is a she for sure, could she have eggs and is looking for somewhere to dig and lay them? My only experience is with ball pythons, but occasionally a...
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    I don't really want to go full natural, tile is...

    I don't really want to go full natural, tile is much easier to clean. just looking to give him lots of options
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    Gecko Castle Thoughts

    First want to say that I am just sharing my thoughts, but any input is welcome :)

    Since my little man is not so little anymore, and I will be coming into some extra cash this summer I decided to...
  25. I was just about to ask the same thing about my...

    I was just about to ask the same thing about my guy - glad to see that someone else has a bigger gecko. Mine is male, a mack snow, 6-7 months old, 9.5 inches nose to tail tip, and 84 grams. I keep...
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