|African Fat-Tailed Gecko not eating
||[Mar. 19th, 2008|08:22 pm]
For Lovers of gecko's everwhere.
So, I have an African Fat-Tailed Gecko, and within the past couple months, since about mid-January? she hasn't been eating as much. She's housed on that green reptile carpet and I usually feed her in a plastic critter keeper type thing. I put the crickets in, put her in, let her take her toll, and then take her out and put her back in her tank. She was eating about 20 medium crickets a week prior to this, once a week. Now she eats like... one or two. If that many.
Her tail isn't concerning me too much yet, it still feels relatively fatty, but before too long it's really gonna start concerning me. Now, could this just possibly be winter slow down? Or should I be really concerned? I don't know what else to tell y'all that might help, but ask away. She hasn't really eaten enough to poop much but the white (I should know what that's called, owning both a bird and a reptile, but I don't). But that she seems to do just fine. When I take her out, her color is good and she shed FINE the last time she shed. Her eyes are bright and open and she is only as sluggish as she's always been during the day. During the night I often see her moving around her tank, so I don't think she's acting sluggish. That's kind of what bothers me, is it seems that for as active as she seems to be, she's not eating.
Also, if I need to take her in, is there a website that lists reptile vets in an area, like there is with birds? I've never been able to find one, but I could somehow be searching wrong, I think.
Anyway, all I ask is that no one be alarmist, because that really... really won't help me. If you think I should wait and see if she perks up in another couple weeks, I can do that, but if you really think I need to take her in, I will do that, too. I just don't want to put her through unnecessary stress, you know? I trust more in my bird's and dog's ability to cope with that kind of stress than I do the reptile.