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Posted by mikecoscia on March 05, 2003 at 19:47:11:
In Reply to: Possibly a sick crested? posted by Herp-fever on March 05, 2003 at 13:15:27:
First off like everyone said lower those temps and quick! There should be no spots in the cage hotter then 80F. Ambient should be 75-77F during the day and 70-75F at night. Those temps can be achievable with low wattage bulbs on dimmer switches. The absolute best way to do it is heat the room with a small space heater. This provides nice even heat in the room.
Next please remove the bed-a-beast. The geckos will accidentally get mouth fulls of it when hunting crix, which could potentially lead to impaction. Either use paper towels or those rept-carpets, but nothing loose. You might also want to use a dog crock to put the crix in, the crested geckos will have an easier time finding them in a cage that large, maybe put one on each side of the tank. Also do not worry about them eating more crix then fruit, the protein is more important anyway. Try other flavors of fruit (nectar fruits) or maybe hand feed it to them.
The male could be inactive for any number of reasons. Most likely from the high temps or maybe even from ingestion of too much substrate. Either way since you just got the animals I would recommend getting a fecal done to make sure they do not have any parasites.