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    Hello again all. I hope all is well with everyone! My 7 year old female is having numerous problems. A while back I posted something on her necrotic tail. I did end up removing it. I didn't cut it but I helped her do it the natural way. Since then, at least every other week something else is going on with her. I get she's old.... I digress..

    I noticed that she is putting on weight but is not gravid. She tends to get in a mood when she's about to lay. Anyway, when she poops, it's very small. Usually she has good ones but recently she hasn't. When she poops, it is a very small white poop. She hasn't recently given me any solid brown poops.

    I plan to thin her food

    I have been soaking her

    Anybody else have any little remedies for backed up cresties??

    Thanks guys!

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    How long has it been since you've found normal poops? Is she eating normally? Is she straining to poop? What substrate are you using? I have no experience with this, sorry. Did a bit of research, every thread/site I find says to the gecko a sauna/soak. Sorry for many Q's, just trying to get an idea of what's wrong and other treatment ideas.

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    I'd do a quick vet check up, could easily be lack of fluids so with a seringe filled with water gently put drops on her nose until she licks the area then continue to put water drops on her nose. 10-15 drips a day should be sufficient to help pass anything
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    7 years is not at all old for a crested. They live 15-20 + years. Age should definitely not be a factor.

    What kind of food are you feeding and how often? Is she eating any of it? Has she been exposed to any other new reptiles recently?

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    She is on Pangea Bug mix. I've been keeping them on paper towel just so I can monitor her better since she's gotten sick. I just today put them on the moss substrate mixed with dirt substrate. She was giving me normal poops about a week ago and she has been eating normally. Usually I catch her before I go to bed. Or she's sitting at the door at about 9 waiting for a fresh food change. She did give me a small one earlier and it did look like there might be worms. I plan to keep an eye on her. I do have some Panacur from their previous parasite issue from the summer. I called my vet and he said it was still good to use and it might not hurt to do a treatment.

    Since I've removed her tail she's been a lot happier. She chirps at me a lot and is usually a bright greenish color. She loves to snuggle on my shoulder too. Other than what I've stated she seems to be ok. I just worry about her.
    Thanks so much guys!!!!

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    Also, she was sick when she was a baby and ever since then she's had small health problems. She's my special little girl. I do not breed her, although she does have a boyfriend. He doesn't do much with her other than the occasional cute snuggles.

    She's not been around anyone new or any new reptiles.

    Again, thanks!

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    Even with a male he will attempt to mate but only whole you are sleeping so be careful with that, provide a lay box or she will hold the eggs and egg bind
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    Yep. Now that there is substrate she should be good. Usually she gets really pissy if she's about to lay. But I have provided a lay box just in case she decides to lay. Both of them are also right by my bed and when she squeaks it wakes me up (Im a light sleeper) and I separate them.

    Thanks!!!!

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