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    Please help. I am a relatively new crested gecko owner I got my first one 5 months ago and my second 2 and a half months ago. I keep the temp between 68 and 78 degrees with humidity of 80 at night and 50-40 during the day. My older gecko shed completely with no problem. My newer smaller one has been shedding in pieces for over two weeks. I have had her in a warm sauna for 15 minutes 3 times and tried to gently rub the skin off with a wet qtip. It is not coming off. I will be taking her to the vet soon, but is there anything else I can use to soak her? Private messages welcome. I really am concerned.

  • #2
    Do you have a moist hide in the viv? I find that especially younger ones usually tend to need a place with extra humidity for shedding. You may also want to dry alternating wet and dry q tips
    MyRhacdiction

    1.1.3 Cresties, 1.1 Gargs, 1.0 Leopard Gecko
    I want a Chewie and a Rubber Boa next)))))))
    Let's just say my house is a zoo)

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    • #3
      I've also had luck veeeeeeeery carefully removing shed with tweezers after a sauna. Try giving her a half-coconut hut or an emory board or something else rough for her to rub up on with shedding. I found that helps my younger ones A LOT.
      3.4.5 Crested Geckos, 0.1 Nuu Ana Leachie, 3.5.1 Cats, 1.3 Dogs, 2.0 Rats, 0.1 Mildly Tolerant Partner

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      • #4
        @crestiecool what do you use to make the most hide? I know I can use a Tupperware container but what type of moss is safe? I've hesitated because I've heard stories of th eating the moss and I'm terrified of impaction. @thebluejakal she is too fast and to frightened for me to use tweezers. I don't think she was handled very much by her previous owner and I believe the problem with he shedding also may have been ongoing. I will try the emery board.

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        • #5
          I have a half cut bark thingy that my gecko used to rub against. Its not plastic and hold moister well and helps with the humidity of the tank

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          • #6
            If you are having a hard time getting the shed off, I recommend this product:
            http://reviews.petsmart.com/4830/275...ws/reviews.htm

            It worked well when I had a tiny hatchling who had some pretty nasty shed one time. Worked really well for me.

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            • #7
              moist hide

              I use spagnum moss..and have never had any trouble. Leaving a shallow dish of water in the viv helps as well.
              MyRhacdiction

              1.1.3 Cresties, 1.1 Gargs, 1.0 Leopard Gecko
              I want a Chewie and a Rubber Boa next)))))))
              Let's just say my house is a zoo)

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              • #8
                First I just want to say that my little ginger shed this morning completely. I think the bath I gave her two days prior( I used room temp spring water and some real aloe Vera from my plant that I grow) really helped. So I want to thank each of you for your help. It means a lot. I am still going to make the moist hide. She used the cork round and jungle stick to start her shed. I have always wondered about the Zola repti shed product but was afraid to use it. Glad to hear it works and is safe. Again thank you all so much!

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