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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (elgecko @ April 21 2005,4:25)]Let me ask a few questions.
    Is her tail straight and have no kinks in it?
    All the toes are straight with no kinks?
    It is able to hold its weight off the ground with it's legs, or when it moves does it slide it's belly on the ground?
    her tail and toes are straight and she is still strong enough to be active and move normally, but i would prefer to take care of this problem before she gets bad enough that those symptoms appear. she is still fairly fiesty, though any interaction with me (i.e. handling, me trying to feed her, any interaction) does seem to drain her of her energy and as soon as i am done she hides and sleeps for quite a while. I get the feeling that she is weakening slowly but not to the point where drastic measures need to be take.
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    Its your choice, but I would start feeding her now, before she doesn't have the energy to lap it up. You dont move her using this technique, just put a dap on her nose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (SunPitcher @ April 22 2005,12:01)]Its your choice, but I would start feeding her now, before she doesn't have the energy to lap it up. You dont move her using this technique, just put a dap on her nose.
    thats what they told me to do with the mineral oil too and she just wiped it off on her hide. Plus as soon as i open the chage and stick my hand in there she runs. This is probably a result of me having to give her the mineral oil and also the treament for parasites was given every three days so i had to keep picking her up to do that. She also do not like the sight of a syringe(sp?) because of all that.

    p.s. it will be quite a while before she gets that weak that she cant lap it up. She is still quite fiesty which i figure is a good sign i am just worried that she wont eat.
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    Exactly how long has she not been eating? It could be a growth spurt. Mine stopped eating and pooping entirely for a while a few years ago when he hit a growth spurt. At least, the guy at the pet shop told me that's what was going down. Anyway, mine started eating again soon afterwards. I have no idea why they do that.

    EDIT: Do you only feed her mealworms and silkworms? Try crickets also.. I feed mine every other day. Every other feeding is crickets and every feeding between that is mealworms. He never used to eat mealworms, but I recently got him to and now it's half his diet. I always dust the crickets, but I don't dust the mealworms because... well, I don't even know why I don't. But anyway, I also keep a dish of cricket dust in there so he can lick that if he needs extra nutrients. Man, how do they know they need more of something? It's amazing, really.
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    actully she just started eating somewhat yesterday. she cleaned out the silkworms in her cage and took all but one mealworm that was in there. still not eating normal amounts but atleast its a start. i put more of both worms in and she didnt touch any today but i guess i will see if she eats agian in like 3 days which is normal for her. as for crickets they scare her and stress the crap out of her, always have she woudl never eat them.
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    apple rings.. what more can i say? FlytrapGurl's Avatar
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    I see.. well, it's good that she's eating now. Keep us posted.
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    actully yesterday i got her to eat quite a few (12) mealworms the only catch is now i have to hand feed them to her or she wont touch them. Maybe she is just spoiled now, but i guess interaction with my gecko isnt a bad thing, i just wish she wasnt so spoiled.
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    LOL... I dare not hand-feed mine. Last time I hand-fed him a mealworm, he lunged at it, got the mealworm AND my finger, didn't realize he had my finger (he's not aggressive), thought it was all mealworm.. so he pigdogged and shook violently, trying to kill it. I lifted him off the ground a little to try to get him to drop off, and after a few seconds he did. Got a small but deep gash on the side of the tip of my left middle finger. Man, that bloke has some serious jaw pressure!! Took a while to stop the bleeding. There's still a very slight scar if you try really hard to see.

    I handle mine alot... usually when I sit on my bed and watch TV. He climbs all over me and all over the bed.. but I have to watch him, or he'll go behind the pillows over the back of the bed or walk off the side of it. I swear he has no depth perception. I never wash my hands after I handle him, but that's just because I know he, as an individual, doesn't carry salmonella, since I've not washed my hands countless times and never got sick.. but I still highly recommend that people wash their hands afterwards if they're not positively sure by experience.

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