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    My gargoyle isn't eating at all. He drinks, and I've given him two crickets. I've been trying to leave the little guy alone but I'm a first time reptile owner, and I've had him about a week. Am I doing something wrong or does anyone have any pointers so I can be a good reptile mom? Thanks

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    Some geckos can take up to 2-3 weeks before they feel comfortable eating. Give him a few more weeks. Keep offering him his CGD, but I'd avoid crickets for now. U want to make sure he's eating his gecko diet before offering insects
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    Should I also not handle him? I've read that you should give them a week or should I wait 4 weeks to start handling him.

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    What has worked for me is watching and learning the behavior my new additions. Letting them get use to my feeding, watering and cleaning schedule. I watch for them to be eating and pooping well. They almost seem to have a noticeable change in body language, seemingly less tense. Some settle in around one week and some not for three or four weeks. If I notice they are going beyond two weeks I add more foliage, hides or cork bark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caitlin_Oz View Post
    My gargoyle isn't eating at all. He drinks, and I've given him two crickets. I've been trying to leave the little guy alone but I'm a first time reptile owner, and I've had him about a week. Am I doing something wrong or does anyone have any pointers so I can be a good reptile mom? Thanks
    How is your little guy doing? We're having the same exact issue with our new guy ....

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    He's getting there. He'll eat a little now but still a little scared.

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    Aww poor guy ... hopefully they both start eating good soon!

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    I'm not worried yet because he's been pooping, if he didn't I'd be rushing him to the vet

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    That's awesome. But just to let you know, if he has been pooping, he has been eating. There won't be any poo if he has nothing to poop out.

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