Help! Skinny Mourning Gecko!

Mavpa

New member
I was moving my mourning geckos into their new enclosure today and found one walking around on the ground. He was WAY too easy to catch and when I looked closely, I saw he had severely depleted calcium sacks and generally was just incredibly thin.

Just a few months ago, he was the biggest of the group, even after an incident with his tail getting caught in the glass door crook.

There doesn't seem to be NEAR the information available on these as there is on frogs, or other geckos. I was wondering if anyone could give some some advise to get him back up and running.

They generally eat gutloaded crickets, repashy crested gecko and I keep a dish of ground up cuttlebone in their tank. I tried to post some pictures to show that the rest are fine... and he is not.

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Any help would be much appreciated!
 
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Aimless

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those first two pictures...I don't think that is a mourning gecko, unless it is VERY ill.

mourning geckos only come in female. is it possible that gecko just very recently laid a clutch?
 

Mavpa

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those first two pictures...I don't think that is a mourning gecko, unless it is VERY ill.

mourning geckos only come in female. is it possible that gecko just very recently laid a clutch?

Yeah, she's definitely a mourning gecko. I haven't seen her gravid in quite some time. Before I moved them all to a new enclosure, she had started to spend most of her time on the front glass, which was new for her.

I moved her to a small quarantine tank with some different food options and shaved cuttlebone.

I'm trying to get some alternative ways to get her some calcium... there a good calcium solution on the market?
 

Aimless

Super Moderator
a gecko that small would be very difficult to dose. what about gut-loading and dusting her insect prey?

can you post pictures from the top, of that first gecko? her coloration is very unusual.
 

Mavpa

New member
a gecko that small would be very difficult to dose. what about gut-loading and dusting her insect prey?

can you post pictures from the top, of that first gecko? her coloration is very unusual.

Here she is in healthier times. She under some leaves now and don't want to dig her out.

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