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Crested Gecko feeding problems

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Posted by: revmsomer at Wed Jan 23 10:59:14 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by revmsomer ]  
   

I have an 18 month old Crestie that has been doing fine with crickets and occasional baby foods like peach and apricots, adding calcium occasionally.

About 2 months ago it completely stopped eating crickets and would not eat baby food unless I held it in my hand and let it lick the baby food off a coffee stick. However it did not seem to like the baby food very much either. It would drink but never eat on its own.

It never looked like it was starving but eventually refused to eat the baby food,and began to lose strength.

It shed about 3 weeks ago and would not remove the skin so I had to do it myself.

Last week I tried banana baby food and it seemed to like it and has been eating it and has gradually improved in strength and mobility.

Some behavioral changes include:
- decreasing stickiness on the feet so that it can no longer climb anything.
- the tongue hangs out slightly when eating baby food and remains out for some time afterwards.
- the mouth stays open after eating baby food and stays like that for nearly an hour.
- sometimes after eating too much baby food it cannot swallow it and will shake it out, it had never done this until 2 months ago.
- it no longer licks it's eyes and cannot seem to lick food very efficiently from around it's mouth.

As long as it eats it seems healthy enough but this is no way for the Gecko to live. I am not sure what else to try or what the problem is, any ideas?

Mike


   

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