picky gecko - Paw Talk - Pet Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-23-2009, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: ont,canada
Posts: 1
 
picky gecko

our eight month old crested gecko will not eat,or we just don't see him eat...but there is never any lick marks in the food when we check it.we tryed babyfood, crested gecko food, mashed bannana..and he is a bit skinner now since we got him and the petstore owner said he was dehidrated, we spray his tank down every hour or hour and a half...we don't see him licking the leaves or glass. Someone suggested to us to dab a little of his food or water on his noes and he'll lick it off. please help

kayleigh
geckocrazy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-23-2009, 05:34 PM
Hello Earthling
 
canadiancritter's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Age: 25
Posts: 4,729
Blog Entries: 5
 
What size enclosure is he in? What are the temperatures? How is it set up?

Baby food is a
HUGE no-no . Its terrible for crested geckos.

You want to be feeding crested gecko diet with or without the addition of crickets or roaches etc...

Are you finding any excrement?

I personally would not trust the opinion of a pet store rather I would seek the opinion of other keepers and professionals.

If you pick up the gecko and his skin 'wrinkles' and remains that way, the gecko is dehydrated.

You want the enclosure to dry out between misting, ergo misting every hour and a half is way to much. You can provide a shallow dish of water.


You can dab food on his nose and he should lick it off, but some geckos won't so be sure that he is actually licking it off.





canadiancritter is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-25-2009, 03:50 PM
Resident Aquarium Nerd
 
Sasami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Age: 28
Posts: 9,930
   
Has he been to a reptile vet for a check-up?

I would try dabbing a bit on his nose but it might not work. Are you absolutely sure he isn't eating? They really don't eat too much. Also, it sounds like you're over-misting the tank. If it dries out that fast you probably need to set up your enclosure differently. I only mist my gecko once a day (or twice on a dry day).




~Stephanie

"We weep for a bird's cry, but not for a fish's blood. Blessed are those with a voice."


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.




Sasami is offline  
Reply

Tags
crested gecko, food, picky


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome