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Day gecko can't climb the walls...

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Posted by: bloogmoo at Wed Feb 11 21:26:49 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by bloogmoo ]  
   

A few days ago I took my day gecko out of his terrarium to clean it, and I put him in a clear plastic container that used to house cookies with some airholes poked in it that I had rinsed out earlier. I hadn't thought of it at the time, but he must have gotten some of the residual oils from the cookies on his feet. Ever since I put him back inside his house he has been having trouble climbing the walls. I have read that oil is used on gecko traps in the wild to inhibit them from climbing out - does that mean the oil on his feet will eventually just come off by itself? It's heartbreaking to see him climb up the wall and slowly slide right back down. Could it be that I'm misdiagnosing the problem and maybe it doesn't have anything to do with oil at all? Any help would be much appreciated!


   

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