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I got a new Loe from a petshop. I have never brought from there before but she seemed heathey enough. I put her in with my other female and the both of them got on brilliant, no fights or anything. Gizy (frist female) eats fine, as times you cant stop her eating. The only things gizy wont eat is crickets because she cant catch them, and milworms, she just wont touch them. But the newest leo Echo wont eat atall, i tried feeding her in the viv with Gizy but she wouldnt eat, so I took her out and tried, still nothing. Frist I though it might just be her moving in, she might still find it a bit stressfull, so I didnt sweat that much. But its into the second week ands Echo still wouldnt touch, crickets, locus, milworms, or anything else, she has only eating 2 waxworms, but dont want to give her to many becuase it makes them fat.

What I think might of happened to Echo, is that she got feed crickets in the shop and they left them in with cricket food and then got biten by them, thats why she wont touch them. But thinking about it I might be wrong.

What do you think happened and why wont she eat?

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Not to sound nasty but quarantining is a good step for this reason. By keeping any new animal seperate for at least 3-6 weeks you manage to see what their feeding habits are, how often they poop and shed. Also if she's carrying any diseases, your existing leo now has the same thing.

As for not eating, it could be intimidation by the existing gecko. It is her viv the new one's been put into and if she's a healthy eater she may have the lions share. If you can I would suggest seperating the new one into a viv of her own, at least for the meantime, so you can get her eating properly. Otherwise the existing one may pick up on this behaviour and could start bullying her for more food.

But it could also be getting used to the environment. It can take any amount of time, I had a leo who wouldn't settle for two months, she rarely ate but I just kept offering her the food and eventually she settled and now she's happy :) It's harder to adjust to a new environment when you've got another gecko there because it's scary.
 

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not sure what to advise but one tip that i could give you is that if you put the crickets in the fridge for 5/10 mins before feeding it slows them down and they become real sleepy and slow, this then means that it is easier for the leo's to catch the crickets!
 
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