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RE: crestie having trouble climbing

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Posted by: sleepygecko at Tue Mar 11 04:06:21 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by sleepygecko ]  
   

I totally agree with everything Olstyn just said, but wanted to add two things:

If it is stuck shed, and sticky feet can be such a problem with the qtip method, there are products on the market for conditioning the skin and also for helping loosen stuck shed. Our little girl had shed stuck on her feet once and we pickup up a product called Biomist (which lists geckos on the bottle) there is also the old school product called ShedEz. The Biomist you can just mist his feet (or your arm and let him sit there.)

Another completely unrelated idea to shed is skin oils, natural and artificial. If you use lotion on your hands and/or arms or you are handling him often or for extended times he can pick up a lot of you skin oil and some keepers have reported here that can affect their ability to stick to glass until they can "walk it off". Here you just want to put the lotion on afterwards or limit your handling. I haven't seen this myself, but as I said, some keepers have reported similar difficulties and it was oils. I think you've got everything you need.

Good Luck!
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