Help with cresteds

Discussion in 'Rhacodactylus (Crested) Geckos' started by Cookie17, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. Cookie17

    Cookie17 HOTM Winner June

    My two crested geckos have been fairly skinny since I got them. I have been trying to get them to gain weight, but it's a little hard. I feed them CGD and crickets. I need help now because they just aren't gaining the weight they need to and they are looking unhealthy and they don't seem to be growing much since I've gotten them back in April (Ink) and May (Van). They have gained some weight, just not nearly enough. They are still practically skin and bones, and I want them to be healthy and lok healthy.

    Van as of yesterday (and s/he was skinnier... :( P.S. the left leg is fine, it's just the way she was sitting on my hand)
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    Ink as of yesterday
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    PLEASE help me so I can get them to a healthy weight. It's like they eat just enough to keep themselves alive but not enough to look healthy... like an eating disorder >.<
     
  2. lisa owens

    lisa owens Well-Known Member

    how often do you feed the crickets to them and how do they act when they eat them? i only feed CGD to mine but at first before i got the diet i was feeding roaches. also do you dust the crickets when they are feed to them?
     
  3. Cookie17

    Cookie17 HOTM Winner June

    i usually feed them CGD and supplement with duste crickets every once in a while, maybe 2-4 times a month. they both usually eat the crickets or roaches (whichever is given to them) but Ink refused this time, and I don't think he's eaten anything since then.
     
  4. lisa owens

    lisa owens Well-Known Member

    they may have parasites i would take them to the vet to be sure before it gets really bad
     
  5. Cookie17

    Cookie17 HOTM Winner June

    glad to report they are both gaining weight again and they both look like they are about to shed, although i'm not exactly sure how to tell this or not haha
     
  6. lisa owens

    lisa owens Well-Known Member

    when they are about to shed their color will lighten
     
  7. Oh wow look at their back legs start feeding them mealworms or waxworms something with a lot of fat and protein in it that should do the trick
     
  8. Cookie17

    Cookie17 HOTM Winner June

    mealworms and waxworms constipate them... Ink was skinny because he had parasites and passed away, and Van is perfectly fine now, without having to be fed wax worms or mealworms. you should notice these are from last year... this one is from august.
     

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