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RE: Help I just got a fat tail, is he sick?

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Posted by: RYEL77 at Mon Nov 29 23:44:38 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by RYEL77 ]  
   

First of all its very nice your family is showing intrest in reptiles! Its a great hobby that can be very enjoyable. That being said the first thing I want to to encourage you to do is get some books on the species you are keeping. Educate yourself and your reptiles will thrive. Now on to the problems you are having. Since I dont know your cage setup or what you have for heat and lighting let me give you some pointers. Day geckos and Fat tail CANNOT live to together! They come from 2 different environments. Day geckos come from tropical jungle type with high humidity and require full spectrum lighting to thrive in captivity. Fat tails are desert species they require a warm hot spot and are nocturnal. Separate the two immediately. Buy a full spectrum light and some plants and climbing branches for the day gecko. Spray the tank daily and maybe a low wattage heat lamp to keep the overall temp around 80 degrees. Feed them crickets dusted with a high quality vitamin/mineral supplement and GET A BOOK!! For the fat tail, my guess the reason he is so lethargic is he is not getting enough heat. Get an undertank heat pad and a heat lamp to create a hot spot. The overall temp should be in the high 80s and the hot spottemp in the middle 90s Also feed him crickets dusted with a high quality vitamin/mineral supplement and GET A BOOK! Good Luck


   

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