Red in Urates- Mourning gecko


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I have a juvenile mourning gecko about 3-4 months old. I have had her for about 6 weeks, now. She eats fruit flies 5 days (dusted with calcium once a week) and Pangea crested gecko diet on the other days. My room temp has a high of 77f and drops to 70f at night. The room humidity is about 45%. I mist her tank once every evening. The lid is custom made so it keeps a lot of the humidity in, ie water droplets still in the tank the next day. I also have her on eco earth with cork bark. The tank is 8x8x11”. All of a sudden, I started seeing bright red in her urates. I didn’t mist her for two days( I was very ill) and didn’t know if it was because of not misting her or if it is from the food, or more likely parasites. If it is one of these causes, what do I need to do? I haven’t been able to find much information on mourning geckos other than basic care guides so any help is appreciated. Thank you!


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The only thing I can think of is that she was straining when pooping. Can you see her vent? Does it look "normal"? I just had a leopard gecko with a prolapsed vent and the first clue was red smears in the poop area.



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Update: Good news, I contacted the seller and it is completely normal. The red from the fruit fly eyes cannot be digested so it shows up in the stool.