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Could be little 'uns reading! Can't be too graphic.
instead Peepee??? Chris, you have such a way with words.

Could be little 'uns reading! Can't be too graphic.

Urates, urates, urates! Urates in the fecal matter!

Gloria
Could be little 'uns reading! Can't be too graphic.

Urates, urates, urates! Urates in the fecal matter!

I almost typed that too, but "urates" just doesn't sound as funny.
He doesn't seem sick but I checked his fecal samples and it does look strange. I'll try to be tastefull ... on the end. Almost looks like the creamy topping! Like cool whip or cake icing. Is that normal? DaveL

Plant it, and you just might end up with a Twinky Tree.

Did ya check to see if it had a creamy filling ?
Cheese? Interesting. You ever notice how cheese has an odor to it? Sort of smells like dirty feet to me! Emotion: smile I mean the really heavy duty cheese
like rank cottage cheese can get and already looks, not the watered down cheese that McDonald's uses. What's it smell like to you? Many illnesses in most animals often and usually produce bad odors. And as hard as it may be for you or anyone to understand it, pus is just like another bodily excretion called feces except in the case of pus the cause is an infection of some sort. Pl-ease. How can people be so...
Dave - I would definitely track down the cause of the smell and I suppose LK does have a somewhat ... the tank down completely and give the animal a good once over and see if I couldn't find what stinks.

This I'll definitely agree with you on. It's just that I find it so hard to
believe that anyone could have a reptile in a tank and notice a "nasty" smell coming from the tank and not have the sense to bother to look in the tank to see if they can't locate the source of the smell.

And you were right M! Oh well. I guess the gecko's maid has a sister who fell ill and she had to go tend to her and couldn't show up for work for a week or so and so the geckos tank got a bit rank not being cleaned, etc... Anybody know the number of a good cleaning service that speaks lizard and cleans lizard tanks cheap? My lizard is kinda cheap and can only speak lizard. He likes to spend all his money on crickets, waxworms and the occasional pint of Night Train when he's feeling a little blue or just wants to spark up and dance the night fantastic! Emotion: smile Peace.
Lizard~King
"I'm the crawling Kingsnake, and I rule my den!" - JDM, et. alii
It seems you are correct. As funny as it did ... a freshly scrubbed tank and paper towels on the floor.

You can try putting some small(er) stones in the water dish to allow the crickets something they can use to crawl out of the water dish so they don't drown and die before the gecko can munch on em.
Also, I saw the gecko out in the open last ... Will the large crickets reproduce more small ones by themselves?

If allowed to mature (weeks) and if given the proper food, water and clean
living conditions, crickets will of course reproduce.
Geckos will let you handle them, sometimes. Depends on the gecko i have 2 that will walk onto my hand ... get black light bulbs give some heat and you can see the gecko but they don't seem to notice it.

All reptiles require a heat source of some sort that should be on at least
during daylight hours (and usually nighttime, too) unless it is summer or quite warm in the region of the world where you live. That usually means more heat than any black light is going to emit. Where talking geckos here.
Geckos are used to a daytime temperature range of 85-96 degrees fahrenheit (29-36 degrees celcius) and nighttime temperatures in the 70's F (20's C). The exception being a one month winter rest period where one lets the temperature drop 10 degrees F.
He doesn't seem sick but I checked his fecal samples and it does look strange. I'll try to be tastefull ... whitepart on the end. Almost looks like the creamy topping! Like cool whip or cake icing. Is that normal?

I'll see if I find anything on what you've desribed and if I do I'll post is ASAP
quicktime if it's calls for that, but if he's eating and moving about okay he
should be fine but don't skimp on what he needs or put it off as not that important.
As long as he is eating and moving about when and how he should you shouldn't
be overly alarmed (lizards do require careful observation when you go to their tank
and check out how they're doing). I would be more concerned with your tank setup
as long as your gecko is like I said, eating and moving about and looks healthy.
A lizard's water should be changed at least once a day and more if some fecal
matter or other contaminent should fall into it.
If you aren't providing him any artificial UVB (UltraViolet - B) light you MUST provide
him a calcium and vitamin D3 combination dietary supplement or he will get sick and probably die. Geckos/lizards require vitamin D3 in order to be able
to synthesize their calcium intake. However, even if you are proving him with UVB lighting
he will still need a calcium supplement. Just get him one that has little or no vitamin
D3 provided you are certain he is getting adequate UVB lighting. Otherwise it's
the combo calcium/vitamin D3 dusting of his crickets like I explain. And not
too much. Every 2-3 days like I explain is plenty.

Normally in the wild they would get UVB light from the sun. This UVB light in turn
allows their own body to make enough vitamin D3 itself. In captivity since they are
inside and cannot get any sun (the required amount of UVB light he needs in
order for his body to be able to produce the amount of vitamin D3 to synthesize
his calcium intake won't go thru windows or even the walls of his tank) you have
to make sure he's either getting artificial UVB lighting or if not that you "dust" his
crickets every 2-3 days just prior to feeding them to him. This is VERY important.
He has to have enough vitamin D3 either thru artificial UVB lighting or by dusting
as I explained. Dusting is cheaper. Pet stores sell small containers of the dusting
powder for 2-3 bucks and it will last for some time. Don't overdue it though. Every
2-3 days is plenty. Calcium/Vitamin D3 combination powder. Pet stores sell it
and will know exactly what you need.
Lizards should also have UVA lighting.A UVA light/bulb isn't that expensive. Older
books may not emphasize the value and importance of UV (A and B) for keeping
reptiles in captivity healthy, but the more recent literature all says UVA and UVB
or "dusting" of an insect-eating lizard's crickets.

Can you post a message on your tank setup? Tank size. Lighting? Regular light?
UVA light? UVB light? Heat? Got a thermometer? Preferably two spaced apart to
get a more accurate assessment of his home. What about plants? Geckos and all
lizards like places to hide out and plants are good. Fake or real. Two or three
medium-sized plastic ones will do fine. Just so you arrange them in his tank so
he can hide out inside them if he needs to. Bnuch em together loosely if you
have to to provide him a good place to hide out from you or anyone else who
might have it in their mind to want to peek in at him. Emotion: wink Keep in mind that all lizards are wild animals and do not like to be "played" with like domesticted animals such as cats and dogs.
We both know your young one will of course want to, but you should at least
be aware of the true nature of the animal. Like I said, lizards are wild animals
not domesticated animals. They have been for millions of years. You and no one else is going to change him over the course of his lifetime. What have you been feeding him? Not just crickets I hope??? If possible vary his diet. Geckos are said to eat crickets (dusted as I explained above),
occasionally waxworms and mealworms. Not too many waxworms as they are high in fat although lizards apparently like them. My Anole would eat them by
the trainload if I would provide them to him. Emotion: smile Once in a while. Maybe once
or twice a month or so. They cost almost the same as crickets (+.01 cents each
more) . A lizard that is fed a varied diet is more likely to be a healthy lizard.
I'm not sure about leopard Geckos but the book "Lizard Care from A-Z" by R.D. Bartlett and Patricia Bartlett and published by Barron's has a nice homemade reciepe for nectar-eating Geckos. I'll check around and see if a Leopard Gecko can benefit from this reciepe and if so, I'll post it. It's
made up by you of relatively cheap ingredients you can buy in your local supermarket. Make him one for New Years Eve. Hey, it's New Years Eve! Emotion: smile
Lizard~King
He doesn't seem sick but I checked his fecal samples ... cool whip or cake icing. Is that normal? DaveL

Plant it, and you just might end up with a Twinky Tree. Did ya check to see if it had a creamy filling ?

Yeah we did and it does, but we need a taste-tester. Interested? Peace.
Lizard~King
The white portion of the feces you see is the urea from his urine. Geckos have a cloaca just like birds and release both feces and urinary waste through this combined opening. This is completely normal. And hate to rain on the other poster's parade, but geckos do not require UVB lighting as they are nocturnal and do not need this portion of the light spectrum to metabolize vitamin D. They only require a good heat source with a gradient in the cage, as well as a varied diet as mentioned before of crickets, mealworms, and occassionally waxworms as a treat(very fattening).

Dust all food at least once a week with a calcium/mineral supplement such as Reptical. I have my geckos on an undertank Cobra heat pad 24/7 with a UVA bulb set on a timer for 10-12 hours on and nights off. This light is mainly for maintaining the geckos circadian rhythm; as stated prior-they don't require UVB; I researched this thouroughly and nocturnal lizards do no need UVB to live a healthy life.Not trying to be rude-just the facts!:)