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CourtneyZach

Adult Gecko
3 Year Member
My gecko hasn't pooped for a good 4 days. I've been feeding him just mealworms but I forgot to gutload the last batch. What should I do to get him going again? Should I switch to crickets?
 

Rylee

Adult Gecko
3 Year Member
Yeah, can you tell us the temps? Repti-Carpet is fine, I was concerned you used sand for a sec!
 

CourtneyZach

Adult Gecko
3 Year Member
I heard giving him a bit of a soak in warm water might help so I did that. Hope I didn't stress him? Should I still be feeding him whn he doesn't go?
 

Caleb C

Adult Gecko
If he's settled in, he shouldn't be stressed, if he was freaking out and trying to get out, you probably scared him a little. Don't feed him, it'll just pile up in his stomach.
 

CourtneyZach

Adult Gecko
3 Year Member
Okay. He's so hungry. He keeps "climbing" the wall where I used to keep all his food D: And he stares into his food dish. He still has an appetite, isn't lethargic.. Atleast that I can notice. I will give him another bath today even though he hated it haha
 

Rylee

Adult Gecko
3 Year Member
Yes soak him in warm water, just low enough so he can hold his head out of it, for ten minutes every day until he poops.
 

Rylee

Adult Gecko
3 Year Member
I probably wouldn't feed him, but it's a good sign that he is hungry. Also, any possibility that he is pooping under the Repti-Carpet? Mine do that sometimes with their paper towels.
 

CourtneyZach

Adult Gecko
3 Year Member
Is it okay to put the lid on the container I'm giving him a bath in? It gets pretty humid but he hates the bath and won't stay in. My mum tried to help and fed him a mealworm that had mineral oil on it. I was upset that she had fed him without consulting me, but atleast it had mineral oil on it and atleast he is hungry.
 

Rylee

Adult Gecko
3 Year Member
It's fine to have a lid, just keep an eye on him. And hopefully the mineral oil will help.
 

CourtneyZach

Adult Gecko
3 Year Member
He went poop!!! :)
I bathed him in half infant petialyte and half warm water then massaged his belly and he went! Very happy. He must have been dehydrated. How can I prevent dehydration?
 

Caleb C

Adult Gecko
Do you have a water bowl? Mine rarely drink from bowls, but they usually drink themselves if they need the water.
 

CourtneyZach

Adult Gecko
3 Year Member
Yeah I do! It's odd how he hasn't drank anything or is dehydrated. He went for a second time. Very proud.

Yesterday though I was feeding him some crickets but forgot to take his poo out. I noticed what he was doing and tried to stop him but couldn't in time. He took a bite out of his poo :/
He spat it out and obviously shook his head and stuff in disgust. Ugh. Zeus. Should I be worried about parasites now :/
 

Rylee

Adult Gecko
3 Year Member
Yeah I do! It's odd how he hasn't drank anything or is dehydrated. He went for a second time. Very proud.

Yesterday though I was feeding him some crickets but forgot to take his poo out. I noticed what he was doing and tried to stop him but couldn't in time. He took a bite out of his poo :/
He spat it out and obviously shook his head and stuff in disgust. Ugh. Zeus. Should I be worried about parasites now :/
He's probably fine. Mine have done that once or twice :rolleyes:
 
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