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Old 06-08-2009, 01:20 AM
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Hi all, my geckos are crappin in many diff places in the tank still. iv had em a month, they were more organised b4 but now they seem to be doing it all over.

The size of there crap is unbeleivable, its like bigger than half the size of them and also the insects they eat seem to be coming out whole???

any help im worried

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Old 06-08-2009, 01:36 PM
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Hi,

What kind of heat source are you using in the viv (heat mat, spot light)?

Are you using a heat source at night?

Have you got the correct temps?

Leos need belly heat to digest properly as well as a basking spot of around 88-90 daily.
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:12 PM
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sounds like a trip to the vets
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:15 PM
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leos dont need a basking spot they are noctornal and need belly heat 24/7 at 90F at onde end of the tank

what are your temps
what are you feeding
what flooring do u have in the tank
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:46 PM
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thanks for everyones help...

i use a heat mat 24/7 and it covers over a 3rd of the tank...

the temps are low 80's on one side and 75 om the other...

i feed them crix, not evan large.....

i think its only one of them doing it as the rest of the crap seems ok around the tank....

i have a night exo terra bulb but i dont use it only when i want to see them in the dark , i do not leave this on as it heats the tank

maybe not digesting properly??
iv also noticed the geckos grabbing as much food as possible very fast evan if they havnt finished eating the last cricket.

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Old 12-08-2009, 03:23 AM
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I would say up your warm end temps a bit, to say late 80's. a few degrees celsius can make quite a bit of difference - mine was like this a year or so ago and someone here suggested upping the temp a bit which i did and all fine now
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Old 12-08-2009, 04:39 AM
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I would say up your warm end temps a bit, to say late 80's. a few degrees celsius can make quite a bit of difference - mine was like this a year or so ago and someone here suggested upping the temp a bit which i did and all fine now
I agree, if not a trip to the vets just for peace of mind.
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:02 AM
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It sounds like they are not able to digest their food properly. As said try raising the temperature over the heatmat to 88-90f ( measured preferably with a digital thermometer with the probe placed on the substrate - dial thermometers are rubbish - they can be up to 10 deg out) and see how they go for a few days. If still worried then vets
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agreed 90f, 24/7. If you do that I am sure the problem will sort itself very quickly. If not, then the vets.
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