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Posted by Leo_6055 on May 10, 2003 at 20:03:19:
In Reply to: Are they fat?? posted by breakfastatme on May 10, 2003 at 19:19:28:
First of all that gecko looks very healthy and fat. His reg. tail is kinda strange looking (they usually grow out with a tip) and w/ a reg. tail it is really hard to tell how fat the tail would be if s/he hadn't lost it.
I would recommend that you take them off of sand esspecially if they are juvinilles. Apparently they are not impacted but there is still a risk. You can use paper towel, repti-carpet, slate/tile, or other non-ingestibale substrate.
The way i feed all my geckos is start out by feeding them 10 mealies and see how many are left in the morning. If they are all gone I increase it to 15. so if you are feeding 15 mealies a night and their arenone left over thatn i would recommend increasing it until their are some left in the morning constantly. That way esp. w/ 2 geckos you are sure everyone got as much as they wanted.
As far as the 2 geckos go (i'm assumming that gecko lost it's tail in a fight, if that is not the case than ignore this paragraph!) I would make sure they are not fighting and you are 150% sure they are not both males. If they are both females (or male & female) make sure that 1 is not hogging the food. And that they are in at least a 20L.
I really hope this helps. And as far as the sand it is totally your decision and Some people use it no prbl;em, but i myself had a juv. get impacted and trust me it is expensive and not fun at all. I ended up having to hand feed her baby food 3 months after she past the sand!
If you ahve any more q's just post and we wil be glad to help!