Warning: Gecko poop! What’s wrong with my crested geckos poop?

Elizabeth Freer

Active member
Welcome to Geckos Unlimited, Frankiesmoma!

I don't know what cloudy mucus signifies on a crested gecko's feces. Parasites? A gecko's feces should be brown with a pure white urate. IF the urate is colored otherwise, that might result from dehydration.

A urate is usually solid and about 1/3 - 1/2 the length of the feces.

Is this something new? Does your crestie have a water dish 24/7?
 
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Frankiesmoma

New member
Welcome to Geckos Unlimited, Frankiesmoma!

I don't know what cloudy mucus signifies on a crested gecko's feces. Parsites? A gecko's feces should be brown with a pure white urate. IF the urate is colored otherwise, that might result from dehydration.

The urate is usually solid and about 1/3 - 1/2 the length of the feces.

Is this something new? Does your crestie have a water dish 24/7?



Thanks! I’m still learning how to use this site. I’ve never seen his poop like this, he has a 24/7 water bowl and doesn’t show any signs of dehydration, ive seen him drink from his water and I spray his enclosure heavily every night ( I live in florida so the humidity never rly goes lower than 50. YeAh I’m just confused why his poop looks like that, I never heard anythjng like that and I’ve never seen it like that either, it’s like a greasy cloudy mucus. Does the Imgur image work? I showed the poop
 

Elizabeth Freer

Active member
Thanks! I’m still learning how to use this site. I’ve never seen his poop like this, he has a 24/7 water bowl and doesn’t show any signs of dehydration, ive seen him drink from his water and I spray his enclosure heavily every night ( I live in florida so the humidity never rly goes lower than 50. YeAh I’m just confused why his poop looks like that, I never heard anythjng like that and I’ve never seen it like that either, it’s like a greasy cloudy mucus. Does the Imgur image work? I showed the poop
You're welcome!

Yes, I see your Imgur image. All I really know is that this poop doesn't seem normal.

I wonder whether your crestie (Frankie ?) could have picked up some parasites from crickets.

Are you lightly dusting the crickets with Repashy's Calcium Plus multivitamins?
  • How often? Every cricket?
  • How old is this gecko?
 

Frankiesmoma

New member
You're welcome!

Yes, I see your Imgur image. All I really know is that this poop doesn't seem normal.

I wonder whether your crestie (Frankie ?) could have picked up some parasites from crickets.

Are you lightly dusting the crickets with Repashy's Calcium Plus multivitamins?
  • How often? Every cricket?
  • How old is this gecko?


Yes Frankie is 8 months old I believe, I’ve had him since he was like 2 months old, he is 10.5 grams, he gets crickets or discoid roaches every week, I also sometimes feed BSFL so he gets bugs 1-2 times a week I feed the bugs turnip greens and bok choy typically I also feed them peppers oranges and other fruits and veg, the bugs also get repashy super load or bug burger and I sometimes mix in crested gecko diet for the bugs to eat I feed Pangea and sometimes repashy although he doesn’t rly like it as much. I dust (I think lightly I just mix them around in a bag of calcium) the insects that need dusting with repashy calcium plus, I also have given him hornworms and mealworms before. When I feed crickets I used get like anywhere from 5 - 10 smaller ones and let him hunt them and he gets 4-8 small roaches sometimes when I have them on hand. I source crickets from petsmart or rainbow mealworms
 

Elizabeth Freer

Active member
Yes Frankie is 8 months old I believe, I’ve had him since he was like 2 months old, he is 10.5 grams, he gets crickets or discoid roaches every week, I also sometimes feed BSFL so he gets bugs 1-2 times a week I feed the bugs turnip greens and bok choy typically I also feed them peppers oranges and other fruits and veg, the bugs also get repashy super load or bug burger and I sometimes mix in crested gecko diet for the bugs to eat I feed Pangea and sometimes repashy although he doesn’t rly like it as much. I dust (I think lightly I just mix them around in a bag of calcium) the insects that need dusting with repashy calcium plus, I also have given him hornworms and mealworms before. When I feed crickets I used get like anywhere from 5 - 10 smaller ones and let him hunt them and he gets 4-8 small roaches sometimes when I have them on hand. I source crickets from petsmart or rainbow mealworms

The best news from your message is that Frankie gets a varied diet!!!

When you mention "calcium" do you mean Repashy's Calcium Plus? How often per week do you dust ALL Frankie's crickets or discoid roaches?

:idea: I find it easiest to place supplement powder in a tall plastic container rather than in a "bag". Then I add crickets. I swirl crickets in the supplement powder. Finally bounce crickets against the bottom of the tall deli container to shake off excess powder.



Gutload Ingredients for Bugs & Worms . . . . . . thanks to Olimpia -- August 2013

"A commercial gut loading food like Bug Burger or Superload (both by Repashy), Cricket Crack, Dinofuel, etc. is going to make your life easier AND provide a nutritious diet to your crickets at the same time. Avoid Fluker's gutloads, as they are super feeble in their formulas.

"If you opt for making your own gutload at home, here's a list of great ingredients to use:
BEST: mustard greens, turnip greens, dandelion flowers & leaves, collard greens, escarole lettuce, papaya, watercress, and alfalfa.
GOOD: sweet potato, carrots, (oranges), mango, butternut squash, kale, apples, beet greens, blackberries, bok choy, and green beans.
DRY FOOD: bee pollen, organic non-salted sunflower seeds, spirulina, dried seaweed, flax seed, and organic non-salted almonds.
AVOID AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE: potatoes, cabbage, iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, spinach, broccoli, tomatoes, corn, grains, beans, oats, bread, cereal, meat, eggs, dog food, cat food, fish food, canned or dead insects, vertebrates."
 
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Frankiesmoma

New member
The best news from your message is that Frankie gets a varied diet!!!

When you mention "calcium" do you mean Repashy's Calcium Plus? How often per week do you dust ALL Frankie's crickets or discoid roaches?

:idea: I find it easiest to place supplement powder in a tall plastic container rather than in a "bag". Then I add crickets. I swirl crickets in the supplement powder. Finally bounce crickets against the bottom of the tall deli container to shake off excess powder.


I dust all his crickets or roaches with the repashy calcium plus every feeding, which is once a week, thanks for the dusting advice !
 

acpart

Active member
It doesn't look like the usual poop, but I've seen poops like this before and I think they're within normal expectations, though not common. I agree it makes sense to watch the next few and see if they're similar. Also pay attention to whether most of the time you're checking poop whether it's newly produced or dried. Sometimes the dried stuff looks pretty different from the new stuff.

Aliza
 
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