Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: He won't let me see his calcium sacs!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    88
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts

    Default He won't let me see his calcium sacs!

    Hey! It's been awhile... Anyway. I've had Gizmo for alittle over a year now as a pet and he's healthy and has no signs of FTS of MBD but he just doesnt want to open up. I've tried rubbing the sides if his mouth with my thumb and index finger. He won't open up, just squirm, I've tried feeding him banana to get him to open up but he never opens up for long enough. I've tried (very carefully) with a dull card to get him to open (someone suggested it before) but nada. This gecko doesn't want me to see! Any advice? He's all healthy. He is 8 inches long and 42 grams. He doesnt have any problems I just wanna keep it that way. Thanks in advance!
    1 baby crestie (gizmo)
    1 leopard gecko (sasha)

    1 cat (socks)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    276
    Thanks
    93
    Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts

    Default

    Mine nipped me when I tried to check. I'm probably not doing it right.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    88
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts

    Default

    My gecko never nips or bites. Unless he just had crickets... Then he's a bit excited... Lol. He just squirms and pushes and won't open up! Hmph.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    170
    Thanks
    21
    Thanked 20 Times in 18 Posts

    Default

    Mine won't open either. I just gave up, lol.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    1,080
    Thanks
    106
    Thanked 214 Times in 180 Posts

    Default

    If he is being fed a complete diet and is not displaying any worrisome signs, it is not super important that you check his calcium sacs and continuously trying to do so is quite stressful.
    Females who are laying eggs should be checked though because they use up calcium during egg production.
    If you do find a way to check them, do not get freaked out if his calcium sacs are somewhat smaller. Since males do not use up calcium the way females do, it is quite normal for them to have smaller calcium sacs.
    12.18.18 Correlophus Ciliatus
    1.0.0 Eublepharis Macularius


    Grim Geckos
    >Instagram<
    >Facebook<

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    276
    Thanks
    93
    Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts

    Default

    I gave both of my adult females a bowl of calcium powder so they can take what they want/need.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts

    Default

    Mine also bites whenever I try. It doesn't hurt though, it kinda tickles. Its pretty humorous, actually.

    Sent from my XT1042 using Tapatalk

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Posts
    13
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    I always use a Sateh stick to open their mouth and than push it down in the mouth so they cant close the jaw. This way i can easy check it, without biting

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •