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  • Lumpynutz
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    I keep my gecko room around 79-81 degrees. Obviously the warmer they are, the higher their metabolism and appetite.

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  • gekofreek
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    how warm is it your cage? as far as i know cresteds like their temps a little cooler. i definaltly agree about the supliments i use the crested gecko diet

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  • lizardrick1
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    sounds..

    sounds to me like calcium deficiency,definatly boost his calcium intake....put some on your finger and see if he will lick it. also put calcium in baby food....try papaya and mango,they love that stuff. do this every night!!! boost him up,as long as you do it soon it may not be too late. good luck!

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  • Gecko Brothel
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    My four month olds weigh around the 10 gram size so that is actually quite a low weight. I for one, have always put a little dish of pure calcium in their cages just for that reason, mbd. My understanding is, if they eat too much, it passes through their body what is not required, therefore, not overdosing. Just make sure it is a good reputable calcium and pure, no added D.
    I also make my own babyfood and it comprises of mango, pear, banana and yogurt. I have nice, fat little cresties and I firmly believe that if you give them a good start in life, they remain good eaters later on.
    Betty

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  • gcxbrian
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    hes doin gbetter but still if he is twitching that is very abnormal. gluck to you and your gecko.. hope it snothing seirous.. just dont take it lightly





    bbut dont stress ur self to death i thnk i would... lotta money and theyre like my family

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  • Crested Lady
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    I'm glad to hear he's doing better! Keep us posted on his progress and good luck!

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  • crested/cookie
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    it seems to be better now, he will get fired up a lil bit, but i notice that when i give the calcium drops his colors get real dull, i've tried hand feeding baby food with mashed up crickets and a vitamin supplement powder through a syringe and let him lick it that way, he'll eat a little bit but then gets tired of it, but he seems to be doin better he's alot more active than he was, but he still has his days. thanx for the help

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  • lilroach56
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    What you are gutloading your crickets with isn't really doing anything. The cricket cube things are 99% or so water so any nutrients in them are minimal. Try offering a commercial cricket gutload (dry) also or use a dog food that has no red dyes in it.

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  • Rhacadank
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    I don't know if this will help but I will give you my formula. I use one small jar of crested gecko diet - T-rex, one jar banana baby food and four jars of water. (remember I have alot of geckos) If I were you I would mix 1 part Crested Gecko Diet, 1 part baby food( banana or peach is most prefered) and 3-4 parts water. Mix really good, I use a hand held blender. Make sure to remove it in 2-3 days or it will mold. Also use a high quality GECKO calcium to dust your crickets. Don't buy the chessy stuff. I raise 5 different species of Rhacodactylus and I feed all 5 species Gargoyle Diet. Allen says that is what he feeds his whole room and it has the most protien of the 3 diets he made. Don't be afraid to add calcium to the baby food as well. GOOD LUCK>

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  • gcxbrian
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    i do not know if thats a good weight, but try feeding it baby food or something.. make sure the crickets are small enough for it to eat. also smaller sizes for smaller geckos r better suited so they can get their food easier. maybe crickets istn the best idea because he/she might not want to chase it. also crickets overnight in the cage without ur gecko eating it could stress it out big time..

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  • crested/cookie
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    went to vet, and of course it made al iar out of me, it was crawling around and jumpin like nothen was wrong. The vet did give it a shot of vitamin d-3 and also gave me some calcium drops. When we got home put him under night light but he was not movin around hardly at all did mist him though and also gave him crickets. Also got another question i have him in a critter keeper and then put him in the screen cage also. well got up this mornin and 3 crickets were runnin around in the screen cage so, i think there exscaping from the cracks in the lid of the cage. I also think thats why he's feelin bad cause he's not getting to eat. any help would be great. It weighs 4grams and his 4 months old is this a normal weight? what would be a good cage size?

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  • gcxbrian
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    thats a relief.. hope everythign is fine.. and yea max_power is right on the dusting .. gut loading alone is not enough. there must be calium and mineral dustings a tleast once a week ib elive.. lightly dusted

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  • crested/cookie
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    found a vet gotta be there at 520 i will let you all no something as soon as i find out. Appreciate the help.

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  • Crested Lady
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    Try to find a reptile vet, but like I said, even if you can't find a good herp vet, a regular vet should be able to get you the liquid calcium drops anyway. I still think it sounds like mbd, but I can't tell w/o seeing the gecko. Good luck!

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  • max power
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    im not an expert but as far as i know dusting the crix is necessary. gut loading alone doesnt do it from what ive been told.

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