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    i can't get my newly aquired leachies to eat i have them in 20 qt bins with cork bark and paper towel on the bottem and im offering them cgd and crickets but they wont take it.. suggestions .. cant have these die on me

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    just bumping I hope they will be okay!
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    How long ago did you acquire them, when did they last eat and how old are they (weight?)? It can take a few weeks for a Leachie to settle into it's enclosure and to start eating regularly. Just keep offering food and make sure humidity and other environmental factors are correct. From what I understand, fairly high humidity encourages appetite in Leachies.

    Don't worry too much if it doesn't eat for some period because chances are it just needs to settle in and a little while without food will not kill it. On a side note, if you are not feeding the same diet as the person you acquired it from did, the problem may simply be the animal just being a picky eater. Even so, just keep offering food and it will eventually eat.
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    young leachianus can be very stubborn eaters. They are truly a lizard eating species and therefore they can be tough to get going with CGD and crickets.

    Definitely keep him/her warm to help stimulate appetite.
    Try feeding him/her some cut up pinkie mice with feeding tongs, you can also always handfeed the CGD diet if you're certain that your gecko is not eating it on its own.

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    Hey,

    Can you post a pic of their setup? You don't want to give them any perches.

    They won't eat crickets as babies, don't feed them any. Just feed the leachianus diet and clarks diet.

    Make sure to give them a warm spot of around 82-85 degrees with a cooler spot around 75 or so.

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    thanks all im just not used to an animal taking this long to settle in

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