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    Default Juvenile crested gecko reacted negatively to being moved.

    I thought I'd be waiting longer to separate them, due to aggression I moved a juvenile crested gecko after sie was biting another juvenile crested gecko on the face.
    The little aggressor was relocated into a small exo terra terrarium with two live plants. Incidently this was the same setup I housed them when they were smaller. The juvenile that was moved didn't eat for days afterwards. Still seems a bit off and I don't understand why. Conditions seem good and I have offered crickets that are being refused. How long are they supposed to be stressed from being moved?.
    The other juvenile who has not been moved yet will eat crickets offered. I am soon to move the other juvenile as well into a smaller enclosure alone and I hope the same problem isn't going to be repeated.

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    Adjustment time can vary between geckos some more easily stressed, some more easily adaptable, some take a longer amount of time and some take a lesser amount of time so there is no singular timeframe. I would think it would range from one week to two weeks though.
    How long has it been since the gecko was relocated to the other enclosure?
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    Probably been about two weeks by now.

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    Hmmm. Has anything else been different besides his lack of appetite?
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    Not that I know of besides that both of these juveniles are growing too slowly.

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    May I ask what their growth rates are?
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    It's hard to see poop in a live terrarium. And if they are small their lick marks are often unnoticeable. Because there was fighting, both were stressed. Even if the one you moved seemed to be the aggressor, it's likely that s/he was experiencing stress leading towards lashing out. So it may take longer than normal to settle down. I have had a gecko go six weeks without eating after arriving without ill effect.
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