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  • #16
    Full spectrum is not UVB. You need a separate UVB bulb, preferably a 5.0. The Zoomed Repti-sun 5.0 mentioned above is a good choice. Good output. However, look for the tube bulbs over the compact. The compact can cause corneal damage. I do not recommend handling the gecko any more than absolutely required. They stress more easily than ciliatus. High humidity, correct temps, and correct lighting will got a long way. Instead of a calcium paste, I highly recommend keeping an emergency calcium source around such as Rescue-cal or calcium glubionate. Something like this http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Calciumglub.html.

    Is the gecko taking regular CGD on it's own?
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    • #17
      It refuses to eat any CGD and has only had one wax worm, I'm buying 2 week old crickets soon, I've only handled him once since I got him. I have a shallow dish of fresh CGD in its tank at all times and have offered another worm but he just refuses and avoids the worm and CGD. I'll pickup some rescue-cal when I go to get crickets
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      • #18
        Yeah, something is off with it. Either your set up (which you're still avoiding the issue of UVB) is off, or the gecko is not right. At that size, unfortunately even if you could find a vet, there is little they could do. What are your tank parameters? Without knowing that, I can't help you.
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        • #19
          I have it in a 10 gallon wit paper towel substrate. I use a 6p watt bulb on one corner of the cave that makes a hot spot of 93°F and keeps the whole tank at 86° and I will be getting a proper uva/uvb light this weekend. I keep the humidity at 57% and mist lightly in the morning and a bit heavier at night and the humidity never spikes above 75%. I have a shallow dish of repashy CGD with a drop of honey mixed in available at all times(kept fresh) and amother shallow dish with a wax worm in it. I am getting crickets either today or tomorrow and will be dusting them with repashy calcium plus. I think I got everything. Let me know if I'm missing something
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          • #20
            Do you have a regular screen over the whole tank? If you do, the humidity is likely staying too low. 10 gallon tanks are not designed to hold humidity and with a light on the tank as well, it's going to be drying out too fast. Your tank should looking something like this https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7585/...b89aa71e_b.jpg. Young geckos dehydrate very, very quickly. These geckos are not as hardy as crested geckos and there is a lot less room for error. At 1.7 grams, there is no room to get things right after the fact. They need a more natural set up that holds humidity more constant.

            I'm trying very hard not to be too harsh and I hope you take what I'm saying as advice and not as an attack because it's not meant as an attack. Most species require much more specific environments than crested do and don't tolerate improper set ups. An adult Phelsuma grandis would be more tolerant, but a baby will not be. I highly recommend more specific research before purchasing geckos and having the correct set up ready to go before bringing it home.

            To save this gecko, you will need to do a complete overhaul of the tank now. Not tomorrow, not when you get around to getting supplies, but right now. You can start by covering part of the tank with plastic to help hold in humidity. You need live plants and UVB. If you are using those cheap dial temp gauges, I'd recommend tossing them and getting something more accurate. Care sheets were linked to you. At this point in time, I don't know if the damage to such a tiny gecko that's already been done can be reversed.
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            • #21
              I do have live plants in the tank, I have a umbrella plant and 2 pothos, half of the lid is covered with a face cloth that is kept damp to keep humidity in, I have quite a few branches in the tank for climbing, I am getting the uvb light today as well as crickets, I'm taking all the advice you're giving and putting it to imediate use because I want the best for this little guy
              Sam
              C.Ciliatus 4.1.4.2 E.Macularius 1.2 Lampropeltis getula floridana 0.1 Boa Constrictor Imperator 0.1
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              • #22
                Good, I'm glad to hear that. I don't know if you'll be able to save the little dude, it sounds like he came from a less than reputable source, but i wish you luck and I hope he pulls through
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                • #23
                  Thanks a bunch yeah when I went to pick him up there were a bunch of dogs barking and the house smelled like the smoke and the guy was like 17 or 18 I'm assuming and his setup for them was horrible but I'll try my best to save him
                  Sam
                  C.Ciliatus 4.1.4.2 E.Macularius 1.2 Lampropeltis getula floridana 0.1 Boa Constrictor Imperator 0.1
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