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I've just seen this on the internet and was wondering if anyone could recommend it for a gecko that isn't eating particularly well? Was hoping that I could use it to just bulk him up and get him a bit stronger

Here's a link to the product BEAPHAR CANNED CRICKET PASTE 35g
 

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Do you know the reason why he's not eating particularly well? (it might help us make some suggestions if we know the cause). Personally, I'd rather offer him a homemade slurry of feeders that I knew had been well gutloaded, just to increase their nutritional value, rather than rely on the canned paste.
 

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I have no idea why he's not eating well. He used to be a bit of a pig but in the last month he's only been eating 1-3 mealworms every few days. The only thing I can think of that's changed recently is that his bottom jaw has started to jut out, it's perhaps a mm or 2 further forward from the upper jaw. So maybe that's making it more difficult for him to eat?

Thanks, I've seen some good 'recipes' for the slurry so I will probably try that
 

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Well the fact that he's developed an underbite really doesn't sound normal. Are there any other symptoms (e.g. does the jaw seem soft / rubbery at all?). And, most importantly, has the littlun been checked by a vet?
 

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I talked to someone in a reptile shop who sells this species and she said the main reason that males get an underbite is due to mating, but not sure how reliable they are. His jaw doesn't feel rubbery so I don't think it's MBD. Nope he hasn't been to the vets yet.
 

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Which species is it? I can't say that I've heard of any species where the males develop jaw problems due to mating. Personally, I'd take the littlun to the vet, just to try to pinpoint the cause of the problem.
 
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He's an african fat tail gecko (similar to a leopard gecko) and yeah I thought it was a bit strange too until it happened to him.

I'm going to reptile shops tomorrow so I'll ask what specialist vets they use
 

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i think it's a gecko of sorts (tagged)
 

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I've never heard of AFTs being prone to developing an underbite for the reason you've been given, so I'd definitely get him vet checked. This thread might help if you're trying to locate a vet.

Good luck and keep us posted on how the littlun gets on.
 

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How are you keeping him ie What is the set-up like?, what are the hot-end floor temps, has he ever been feacal checked, what supplimentation do you use and is the livefood gutloaded?
I've never heard of AFTs being prone to developing an underbite for the reason you've been given, so I'd definitely get him vet checked. This thread might help if you're trying to locate a vet.

Good luck and keep us posted on how the littlun gets on.
ditto as Olivine has said and have to say that the reason of Aft's develop underbites due to mating is imo hogwash .... would definately recommend getting him vet checked not only for any parasites etc but also for any skeletal problems.
 
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