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Old 07-04-2013, 08:29 PM
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Question Help..gecko not eating

Hello everyone, can someone please give me some advice, we've had our leopard gecko a week today and she ate for the first two days quite happily, crickets and hoppers, for the last few days she has only eaten 1 or 2 crickets, she walks past them and is totally uninterested, got a new batch of both today and have just put two hoppers in and again she looks at them, and walks away. Any idea why this might be or advice on how to get her to eat.
We also have a pot of mealworms in the viv and don't think she has paid them any attention what so ever either..
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:05 PM
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Can you give a run down of your set up?

Heat source, temps, any lighting, substrate, hides, etc. etc.

roughly how old is she? and what supplements are you using.
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:12 PM
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Hi Jesterone,
We have an exo terra glass tank, heat mat which is set to 90F, a hot hide, a moist hide and a cool hide, plenty of climbing areas too. We also have a night heat lamp, which provides the smallest amount of light I've ever seen. We are using reptile carpet rather than sand etc.
We were told she is around 6 months old, we have calcium dust in her tank and we are dusting her food. She ate two waxworms earlier today, this is this first time she has had them and we are aware they are a treat so she won't be getting them often.
Any advice would be appreciated
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:58 PM
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Hi Jesterone,
We have an exo terra glass tank, heat mat which is set to 90F, a hot hide, a moist hide and a cool hide, plenty of climbing areas too. We also have a night heat lamp, which provides the smallest amount of light I've ever seen. We are using reptile carpet rather than sand etc.
We were told she is around 6 months old, we have calcium dust in her tank and we are dusting her food. She ate two waxworms earlier today, this is this first time she has had them and we are aware they are a treat so she won't be getting them often.
Any advice would be appreciated
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Well to be fair everything there sounds just as it should be. What are you dusting the food with? What are you using to measure the temperature and where is the probe placed?

It's only been a week since you've had her so she still has a lot of time to settle in properly. Eating the first couple of days isn't necessarily a sign of being comfortable. And as long as she's healthy then it's not going to harm her missing a few meals until she gets her appetite back. Just keep monitoring her and see how she gets on. It's easy to worry, especially if she's your first.

My only suggestion would be that Leo's are known to get a bit skittish in glass tanks. You might want to trial putting something opaque around the back and sides and seeing if it makes her feel more secure. Doesn't have to cover the full panel, just about half way up.

I can't really suggest anything more than that other than just waiting and don't panic, they are very hardy creatures. And there's nothing wrong with your set up.
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