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    https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...u9?usp=sharing
    Still having trouble uploading videos from my computer. This should take you to the video on Google Drive. Let me know if it works! Thank you so much for your feedback!

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    Here's Schedule 126. That's the Zoo Med supplement schedule I recommend for 3-4 yo Dexter. Dusting 2x per week with ZM Reptivite multivitamins with D3 = too many vitamins, especially vitamin A acetate (retinol)!

    Lightly dust prey with Zoo Med's Repti Calcium withOUT D3 @ the 2nd dusting per week. That's pure calcium carbonate.

    Vitamin D3 is fat soluble. A single dose per week sticks around in a leo's body all week long and metabolizes pure calcium during that week.

    Weekly Schedule 126 for Leopard Geckos 18 months old +
    (withOUT UVB)
    Adapted for your 3-4 yo leo Dexter
    Metabolic bone disease (MBD) symptoms include uneven (lopsided) gait, walking on one or both "elbows", bowed limbs, belly dragging, and an underbite. Difficulty chewing should be closely monitored.
    The Reptile Supply Company (916-226-4089) based in Lodi, California stocks Zoo Med's ReptiVite multivitamins withOUT D3.
    • Monday > > crickets or dubia lightly dusted with Zoo Med's Reptivite multivitamins with D3
    • Thursday > > crickets or dubia lightly dusted with Zoo Med's Repti Calcium withOUT D3
    • Saturday > > Optional: mealworms, superworms, or black soldier fly larvae (Phoenix worms) > > no dusting



    For link 126 click: Weekly Feeding & Supplement Schedule 126 for leopard geckos 18 months old +
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
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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 x_dimension View Post
    https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...u9?usp=sharing
    Still having trouble uploading videos from my computer. This should take you to the video on Google Drive. Let me know if it works! Thank you so much for your feedback!
    You're welcome.

    I can see Dexter on your short video. While she is still awake, how about a ~60 second video on a carpet outside her enclosure. I need some extended footage in order to see how her legs bend as she walks.
    "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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    Uploaded another video to the google drive, hope that's better. I'll try to get some supplements without d3, but I don't know if she'll eat the crickets. (She's very new, I just got her on Tuesday so she might not be fully adjusted to the new environment yet.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    Welcome! It's not unusual for a gecko in a new place not to eat for days, and to be honest, sometimes even for weeks! When you say 90 degrees, are you talking about the air temp or the floor temp. If it's the floor temp, great! If it's the air temp, I think it's too hot.

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    I'm talking about the air temp. If it's too hot, I can get a weaker bulb or turn up my apartments AC.
    Ground/floor temps are the ones you need to know. What is the temp underneath the warm dry hide as measured by the probe of a digital thermometer? Zoo Med makes a yellow digital thermometer that some PetCos carry.

    A better way to heat Dexter's home is to purchase an 11 x 17 inch Ultratherm heat mat. The Ultratherm will last for years! It will heat half a 20 long to satisfactory temps with NO problems.

    Temperatures - A temperature gradient from warm to cool maintains your leo's health. Here's a temperature guide for all leopard geckos as measured with the probe of a digital thermometer or a temp gun. Set your thermostat at 91*F/32.8*C.

    Tape the thermostat's probe and a digital thermometer's probe together, but offset a little. Place them right on top of the substrate underneath the warm dry hide. If you use a UTH + a CHE you'll need 2 separate thermostats, because ground and air temperatures are substantially different.

    • Warm dry hide ground temperature: 88-92 F (31.1-33.3 C) inside a leo's warm dry hide.
    • Warm humid/moist hide: Place the humid hide 100% on top of the heat mat. Keep temperatures similar to the warm dry hide.
    • Cool dry hide ground temperature: 70ish-75 F (21.1-23.9 C) Usually the cool end ground temperature matches the room temperature where the enclosure sits.
    • no greater than 82ish F (27.8ish C) surface temperature - 4 inches (10 cm) above ground on the warm end
    • no greater than 75 F (23.9 C) surface temperature - 4 inches (10 cm) above ground on the cool end

    Leave your heat mat on 24/7 IF ambient room temperatures drop lower than 67ish*F (19.4*C). If NOT, during the night turn off overhead lighting/heating (~12 hours on and ~12 hours off)
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 07-27-2021 at 04:45 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 x_dimension View Post
    Uploaded another video to the google drive, hope that's better. I'll try to get some supplements without d3, but I don't know if she'll eat the crickets. (She's very new, I just got her on Tuesday so she might not be fully adjusted to the new environment yet.)
    In your 2nd video I see no signs of Metabolic Bone Disease in Dexter's gait. Metabolic bone disease (MBD) symptoms include leaning to one side when walking, walking on one or both "elbows", bowed limbs, belly dragging, and an underbite. Difficulty chewing should be closely monitored.

    Dexter is beautiful! I love her yellow. She has good body proportions for her ~8.5 inch length! Missing some meals while she settles in to her new home is nothing to worry about.

    PetCo carries Zoo Med's Repti Calcium withOUT D3. You could also get NOW pure calcium carbonate via Amazon. Pure calcium carbonate never expires.

    Mazuri Better Bug is a GREAT gut loading product! It contains some vitamin A acetate (retinol) and some vitamin D3.

    How about a feeding bowl? That doesn't let her hunt, but keeps crickets contained IF you amputate half their back legs. A bowl also does better keeping supplements on the crickets. I use an 8 ounce Anchor bowl. I place a slanted rock next to the feeding bowl, so my leo can access it better. Walmart carries these.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 07-27-2021 at 06:44 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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    Just wanted to thank everyone for their input! I don't know about feeder bowls (seems unnecessarily cruel to the crickets, even if they are going to be eaten...) but I will definitely look into it if she doesn't have the best luck with hunting/tong feeding. I'll also look into Ultratherm mats as well, but that might have to wait until a bit later in the future. Thank you once again for all your input!
    Thanks Elizabeth Freer thanked for this post

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    You are so welcome!

    I send best wishes that you & Dexter enjoy a long companionship.
    "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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