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Old 20-07-2018, 07:03 PM
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Hi, I’ve got 2 crested geckos of which had been given to me almost 2 years ago (Feb). They’re female and male, Dalmatian and Harlequin geckos.

Lately I’ve noticed some very scary things going on with my female. She’s not eating, has lost a SIGNIFICANT amount of weight to point of you can feel her ribs >.< and would constantly have her mouth open or shake.

Idk what to do, as Joker (male) has been protecting her at night (following her) but I’ve tried feeding her and anytime I spray the tank she’s goes nuts for water. Also doesn’t flinch or run away when I spray AT her /: idk what to do help PLEASE

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Separate them and get her to the vets ASAP.

Those symptoms could be a number of things; parasites, calcium crash, egg binding, MBD, general malnutrition etc. All of which need proper medical advice.

The male is not protecting her, more like pestering her.
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As above vets as soon as possible.


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The male is not protecting her, more like pestering her.

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Old 20-07-2018, 10:32 PM
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Separate them and get her to the vets ASAP.

Those symptoms could be a number of things; parasites, calcium crash, egg binding, MBD, general malnutrition etc. All of which need proper medical advice.


I went to the reptile store, and they’ve told me that she could be stressed out from being in tank with Joker. So I currently have her separate in cricket container (for now, until bro’s Father in law can drop off small tank)

The picture attached is how I have the current cricket container layed out with her in it. I have sprayed walls and a little bit of the paper towel to have a little humidity as well as water source, with some of the Pangea on a Tupperware lid so she’s able to reach it without having to struggle
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Old 20-07-2018, 10:34 PM
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Is not letting me post the pic, but can show in pm
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I agree that housing her with the male will have stressed her out. But I doubt that is the only issue, it sounds like there is a much more serious underlying problem that is causing the symptoms. A reptile shop is not a replacement for a vets, so get her booked with a specialist.
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Old 20-07-2018, 10:58 PM
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I agree that housing her with the male will have stressed her out. But I doubt that is the only issue, it sounds like there is a much more serious underlying problem that is causing the symptoms. A reptile shop is not a replacement for a vets, so get her booked with a specialist.
I’ll try and get her in as soon as I can. Thank you for the assistance, and if you can think of ANYTHING else please tell me
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Ideally you need to get her into something larger with a small heat source and UV (ensuring she doesn't overheat). If you think she could be egg bound, a small pot of substrate for her to lay in will be beneficial.
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The female is the poorly one so needs the best conditions possible. Get her in the vivarium and the male into the temporary setup.
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