Day gecko is being picky

Squeekee35

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Waited to late to buy food and everywhere was out. Finally found some from LLL reptile. But it took a while to show up so fed my giant day gecko meal worms every other day. Now the pangea is here she hasn't eaten her fruit for a week. So the past couple of days I have been hand feeding her fruit from a small spoon. She eats that. When do you think she might get back to eating from her bowl?
 

acpart

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I'm pretty sure she will get back to eating from her bowl when you stop feeding her by hand! I'm not saying you shouldn't have done it, but you've made it very easy for her and she has a new habit. I have quite a number of CGD eaters including cresties, gargoyles, a leachie and 2 day geckos. There are some cages where the bowls never seem to get empty but the geckos are all thriving. I do have some leopard geckos that need a more direct approach and probably will for the rest of their lives, as well as an older arthritic bearded dragon who needs me to open his mouth and insert food, but I've let the CGD eaters "sink or swim" and thankfully they're all swimming. If you don't mind hand feeding your gecko and consider it a nice way to interact, I think it's fine to keep doing it.

Aliza
 

Squeekee35

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Thank you. I only started feeding her by hand after she didn't eat for a week. I was just seeing if she would at least taste it. I think I will see if she goes back to her bowl this coming week.
 

Squeekee35

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Well now she isn't even eating out of the spoon. And no bugs and she luvs her bugs. She isn't pooping and now laying on the ground all day. I think she is going to die. There are no vets around that will see exotics where I live 🙁
 

acpart

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I'm sorry things aren't going well. I imagine there may have been problems not related to your being late with food.

Aliza
 

Squeekee35

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Well found a vet a couple hours away. Glad I went.vshe has coxsidia don't know how to spell that. Gotta give her dewormer every day for a week. That will be fun...... Cost way more than I think I should have spent on a lizard but glad I did.
 

Squeekee35

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Well it is a bit crazy trying to meditate her but I get most of in her mouth. 3 more days of meds. She is feeling better. She ate today
 

Squeekee35

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Good news little lady is doing great. The only thing is I have to feed her less the vet told me she was fat.....lol I feel bad only feeding her every other day though. She looks in her bowl every day. I hope she gets used to it soon......
 
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