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Posted by TomWood on April 19, 2003 at 06:40:27:
In Reply to: Knob Tail questions posted by mr2nr6 on April 18, 2003 at 14:30:12:
Nephrurus can be quite finicky, especially after the "trauma" of being moved. Be sure to give the gecko a night off from any food items before trying again. "Forcing" them does nothing but agitate the animal (and you). I've had the best results adding a single large cricket to the enclosure, after the gecko has left it's burrow. Taking the rear legs off the cricket helps to slow the cricket down, and limits the "collisions" between prey and gecko, minimizing stress. If the cricket is not consumed within the hour or so, I'd remove it and try again the next evening. Luckily, Nephrurus of the levis complex have that great bulbous tail full of fat to fuel them through tough times. Hope I could help!