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 #1758492


Nyg020308
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 Male thin...

i keep the moisture up and the temperature around 85-90... i only really feed them crickets and i leave crickets and cricket food in the cage all the time... ive had them for nearly a year and ive never seen him this skinny... his tail is thin as a straw... whats going on and what can i personally do to fix the problem?



06/11/08  11:55pm

 #1758785


AllHailRain
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  Message To: Nyg020308   In reference to Message Id: 1758492


 Male thin...

well no wonder he’s not breeding.

are you absolutely positive he’s the male and not the female?
because that’s exactly what happens to females kept with males in a 1:1 ratio because of overbreeding, dominance and the female eventually starves herself to death.



06/12/08  12:16pm

 #1758940


Smurfzilla
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  Message To: AllHailRain   In reference to Message Id: 1758785


 Male thin...

separate them as stated before. and if hes thin, then get a fecal. constant thinness is a sign of parasites. also, when feeding, feed at night and pull excess crickets out in the morning. it reduces stress from the crickets nibbling at them.
as previously stated.. RESEARCH.



06/12/08  03:19pm

 #1760485


Nyg020308
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  Message To: Smurfzilla   In reference to Message Id: 1758940


 Male thin...

i figured theyd be lonely... otherwise i would’ve only gotten one of them... how often should i put them back in together?



06/14/08  03:20am

 #1761050


AllHailRain
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  Message To: Nyg020308   In reference to Message Id: 1760485


 Male thin...

oh my goodness.
that looks extremely close to death, to be honest.
geckos don’t want friends, they don’t need buddies to be happy.
separate them asap and get them started on force feeding TODAY and get a fecal done.

if you don’t start helping him now, you will probably lose him.
i’m not trying to scare you; i’m just being honest.



06/14/08  07:50pm

 #1761518


Smurfzilla
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  Message To: AllHailRain   In reference to Message Id: 1761050


 Male thin...

thats parasites.. you can tell by the bloating. have a vet run a fecal for you. get the other one checked as well.



06/15/08  10:21am

 #1763506


Gretchenellie
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  Message To: AllHailRain   In reference to Message Id: 1761050


 Male thin...

Quote:

separate them asap and get them started on force feeding TODAY and get a fecal done.



what kind of idiotic advise is that to give someone who probably doesn’t know HOW to do that CORRECTLY??

DONT give out advice like that.. it can do more harm then good in the wrong hands..

i second that it looks like parasites or possibly an impaction problem. get him to a vet and see what they can do for him..

good luck



06/16/08  11:56pm

 #1763543


AllHailRain
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  Message To: Gretchenellie   In reference to Message Id: 1763506


 Male thin...

the point is to do research and learn how to do it correctly..along with caring for the animal correctly.
don’t be so rash. i’m not the one with a dying gecko, am i?



06/17/08  12:50am

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Sunkist girl
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  Message To: AllHailRain   In reference to Message Id: 1761050


 Male thin...

How do you Froce feed them? with a cricket? or with dried food?



09/12/10  11:21am


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