Baby smooth knobtail gecko not eating

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  1. AndyNoIdea

    AndyNoIdea New Member

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    So i have baby going on 16days and from what i have seen still has not eating
    Doing some research and reading what i can find some say 5 to 10 days b4 they eat
    But mind is over that and starting to worry abit
    I have try small crickets and small woodies
    On sand with 2 hides one hot end 31 and one cold end 25 temps
    Hatchie is active everynite and digs in sand
    Plus looks like it is going into shed now
    So just after people's thoughts with more experience than me thxs
     
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    I'm not familiar with geckos, so anything I say is of a general nature.
    Is this a gecko you've bred, or bought?
     
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    I bred the gecko and other egg got mouldy and didnot hatch
    I did read that baby geckos have the egg yolk sag thats why it takes sometime to start eating plus it did hatch early 65days roughy
    Look just asking the question because it us hard to find info and most say hatching care same as adults which is not that helpful
     
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    It may be living off residual yolk, or fat reserves in the tail.
     
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    Im no gecko expert, but some snakes only eat after their first shed, so maybe your gecko will eat after its first shed too?
     
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    Wait for it to finish going in to shed and then offer food. As it hasn't been eating make sure it's well hydrated. Baby lizards that aren't eating can dehydrate very easily. Provide an area of moist sand and every couple of nights make sure to give it a spray so it drinks. How's the fat reserves in its tail?
     
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    The fat stores on tail look like the same as when born

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    It should have already shed. They will usually shed within 24hrs of hatching. It is possible that you missed the shed and the hatchy ate it.
    Is that a photo from the internet or one of the actual hatchy? It looks like it may be an albino.
     
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    No thats my hatchly 17 days old i posted so the person asking about fat storage in tail can see and yes it is an Ablino produce from 100%hets male an female
     
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    Have you tried crushing a cricket so it is juicy and rubbing it on the geckos mouth? This may trigger a feeding response after it has a taste of the cricket juices.
     
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    It still looks alright. Nephrurus geckos tend to hunt primarily with sight. Seeing as it's albino it may be having trouble seeing its prey. Next time you feed your gecko observe its actions. Is it attempting to stalk and pounce on the food item? Or is it ignoring it entirely?
     
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    Ignores it but if woodie or cricket runs into the gecko it jumps like it was a total surprizes
    So is it common for albinos to have eye problems ??
     

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