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  • My heart is broken :(

    Although I had a feeling something wasnt quite right, Im still am having a very hard time with this .

    I received Garnet in November of 2011, she was only 6 grams. She decided shortly after her arrival that she was just not that into bugs, but she ate her crested gecko diet without issue, and I attributed her "lack of bug-gusto" to her slow growth rate. However, even being on CGD only, she was holding steady between 5-6 grams for EVER. She pooped a lot, they were always super small, but again, I chalked it up to her not eating any bugs.

    I weighed her in January and she only weighed 4 grams! I was quite alarmed, so I moved her into a Medium Kritter Keeper (she was in a large) and put her more towards the ceiling since heat rises to keep her a little warmer. She seemed to do better, and within a few weeks, went back up to 6 grams, and held steady at 5-6 grams again, still with these small little poops, but they had normal coloring (brown with white urates).

    I offered her a small cricket 3 weeks ago, and she ate it! I was so excited thinking I was finally going to see this little crestie grow! But a few days later she started going downhill again. Her little poops werent brown anymore they were milky tan for a few days, and then she was dead.

    I feel awful, although, I know it was nothing that I did wrong. Im sure there must have been something internally that never developed fully from birth. But Im devastated.

    She came from such gorgeous lineage, that I had admired and was SO lucky to have gotten a baby from this pairing. Out of all the geckos I have, she was the one that I was looking forward to most watching grow up.

    She died so young, and Im heartbroken .

    Garnet (aka: Lorena & Stiletto) 7/26/2011 - 5/5/2012


    Im so sorry
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    http://www.facebook.com/TaraLeighsCresties

  • #2
    sorry to hear that. beautiful little gecko.

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    • #3
      I'm so sorry for your loss
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      • #4
        I am sorry for your loss. She was beautiful. -hugs-
        ~Amber~
        "Saving the life of one animal may not change the world, but the world will surely change for that one animal"
        Anyanka's Geckos
        RIP Willow, Darwin, Tara and Chai. I miss and love you all!

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        • #5
          Oh Tara, I'm so sorry, she was so beautiful.

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          • #6
            Tara I'm so sorry, she was so lovely
            At least you gave her the best care possible.
            The name Stella fills me with dread.
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            • #7
              I'm so sorry! RIP sweet little Garnet
              Andi - Gray Sky Exotics
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              • #8
                My heart is breaking for you and Garnet. I have one that has stayed at 3 grams forever and it took so much to get her to her current 5 grams so I know how much of your heart is invested and I literally cried for you when I read this.

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                • #9
                  I am so sorry, Tara... hugs!

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                  • #10
                    I am sorry for your loss, what a pretty baby. RIP Garnet.
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                    • #11
                      Thanks guys I appreciate all your thoughts and hugs.
                      My iHerp Page

                      http://www.facebook.com/TaraLeighsCresties

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                      • #12
                        Sorry for your loss. I know it's hard! Hugs to you!
                        RIP Garnet. You will be missed little one.
                        Kelly @ Tree Devil Geckos
                        Producing Awesome Leachianus geckos and Gargoyle geckos since 2017
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                        • #13
                          I am so sorry she did not make it Tara. Such a shame. Thinking of you.
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                          • #14
                            Sorry for your loss. RIP Garnet, what a beautiful gecko.

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                            • #15
                              Sorry Tara, that's tough. RIP little one!
                              0.0.1 R. ciliatus
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