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  1. Thread: Fat Gecko?

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    yeah, he's fine. just don't let him gain any, so...

    yeah, he's fine. just don't let him gain any, so a transition to a little more crickets and a little fewer mealworms is still a good idea.
  2. Thread: Fat Gecko?

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    yes, geckos can definitely get fat and a picture...

    yes, geckos can definitely get fat and a picture would be very helpful.

    mealworms are like the cheeseburgers of the feeder world, even when properly dusted.
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    if you're worried about babies, wait until he's a...

    if you're worried about babies, wait until he's a subadult before getting any more.

    you can find them at box pet stores and sometimes smaller pet stores. often they're wild caught and might harbor...
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    OK I consulted herp experts from Chicago. it's a...

    OK I consulted herp experts from Chicago. it's a baby Brown Anole. it's native to the Bahamas and Cuba, and is invasive in parts of the southeastern US. it's definitely not something you should...
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    OK, definitely not a gecko. it's a lizard. I'm...

    OK, definitely not a gecko. it's a lizard. I'm not sure of the species or if it's native to Illinois, it may have hitched in on a plant. if he's native, he should absolutely be released. if he's not...
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    OH. that tank is just a standard 20 gallon that...

    OH. that tank is just a standard 20 gallon that is set on end, a "conversion tank". you can get a 20 gallon anywhere and then just add the decorations.

    hmm. 2 things:
    1. mesh walls is a bad idea...
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    yeah. I wouldn't say to not trust your vet. there...

    yeah. I wouldn't say to not trust your vet. there are many ways to keep reptiles. however, I personally prefer not to harvest wild bugs and not to feed every day.

    I'm glad you got some meds and I...
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    definitely, good luck and please update when you...

    definitely, good luck and please update when you can.
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    just a quick google search shows that there are...

    just a quick google search shows that there are several reptile shows in either KS or Missouri. if you don't get any other responses here, your best bet is really to find the biggest show you can and...
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    there are a lot of different types of cages that...

    there are a lot of different types of cages that are about that size and will work for a crested. can you post a picture of what you have in mind?
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    it's not usually going to be solid little turds...

    it's not usually going to be solid little turds like a rodent if your gecko is well-hydrated. it's just as she said, it's like crested gecko poop. there's just more of it because the gecko is bigger.
  12. I don't have an imgur account; can you upload the...

    I don't have an imgur account; can you upload the pic from another site? is there a way to set it as public?

    I would remove him to quarantine.

    it might be constriction from stuck shed, or...
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    I'd take her in. that definitely looks like mouth...

    I'd take her in. that definitely looks like mouth rot, and it's much easier to fix if you can get it early. her sinuses look like they might be a little irritated too.

    also I can't tell from the...
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    pictures are always relevant when trying to...

    pictures are always relevant when trying to troubleshoot problems with your gecko. if there was something about his appearance or enclosure that could be contributing to the problem we may be able to...
  15. do you have a weight on the gecko? and yes, I...

    do you have a weight on the gecko? and yes, I agree that clear pictures would be very helpful.
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    where is it falling from? off a branch when it's...

    where is it falling from? off a branch when it's trying to walk? off the glass surface? how many days has this been?

    also, we need clear pitctures of the gecko and the enclosure.
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    welcome to GU!

    welcome to GU!
  18. it is a bad idea to co-hab species with different...

    it is a bad idea to co-hab species with different care requirements. another consideration is that these lizards are cheap because they're often wild caught in the pet trade. this means the chances...
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    as for substrate, there are a great many choices....

    as for substrate, there are a great many choices. I would go to the DIY forum and read through the threads about tank builds.

    your gecko will be happiest if a) he has a lot of cover so he can hide...
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    in terms of natural controls, what about some...

    in terms of natural controls, what about some carniverous plants right around the viv?

    and if you re-do the enclosure, you can save the plants. when I buy new plants I always treat them in the tub...
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    I would add the bulbs and monitor temps. as...

    I would add the bulbs and monitor temps.

    as cork is insulating, I think that might not be the best option. depending on the overall size, you can adjust the wattage of your CHE if you need more of...
  22. Jade, one other consideration is that often it's...

    Jade, one other consideration is that often it's necessary to post 5-10 times before it's allowed to upload photos. this helps prevent bots, spam, etc. so you may just need to participate in a few...
  23. Thread: Cohabbing

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    yes, they are not as likely to be friendly.

    yes, they are not as likely to be friendly.
  24. Thread: Cohabbing

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    yes, they are not as likely to be friendly.

    yes, they are not as likely to be friendly.
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    does he seem a little pale? perhaps he's getting...

    does he seem a little pale? perhaps he's getting ready to shed.
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