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Please help - ailing female

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Posted by: map87 at Sun Aug 30 19:50:12 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by map87 ]  
   

Hello all,

I have been a long time herper, but am new to day geckos. At the reptile show in Atlanta a few weeks ago I bought a pair of gold dust day geckos.

The guy that I bought them from told me I could easily keep them in an enclosure with the red eye tree frogs that I have, so I came home, put them all together, and by the following morning the female had her tail bitten off. In the following few days she stopped eating and started to get visibly skinnier and it seems like she is continuing to deteriorate.

This weekend I set up a 30gal terrarium and moved them from the tank with the frogs into their own enclosure. So far the female seems to be enjoying the new enclosure as she has been more active and energetic, but I have not seen her eat anything yet.

At first she would snap for a mealworm, but drop it. I have tried small crickets, wax worms, meal worms, and pureed fruit but she does not seem to be fattening up at all. My only hope is that she will continue to adjust to and enjoy this enclosure and her feeding habits will come around. I can see where her tail is starting to come back as well.

My other question is this odd looking lump she has in her throat. She has a round looking "ball" in her throat on one side that has never gone away. I really have no idea what this is, can anyone help?

Any tips or input?

Thanks guys


   

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