Is my crested gecko dead or sleeping?

Is my crested gecko dead or sleeping?

So, do crested geckos play dead? Crested geckos never play dead. They won’t do tricks and have very different defense mechanisms than playing dead. It can sometimes seem that your crested gecko is dead because they sleep with their eyes open, and they might not move for several hours.

What causes crested geckos to die?

If kept too humid and they can get bacterial infections of the skin. Each are easily treated, but geckos can end up dying due to these easily preventable issues. Parasites are also a concern, the biggest worry is Entamoeba, which is an amoeba that causes dramatic weight loss, lethargy and death.

Why does my crested gecko not move?

If your gecko is stressed, it can result in your Crested gecko not moving. Many times when they are stressed, scared or anxious Crested geckos will freeze and stay in one spot. Your Crested gecko not moving can be nothing to worry about such as: Being nocturnal which means the gecko is just sleeping during the day.

Why isn’t my crested gecko active at night?

Crested geckos are crepuscular lizards, so it might come as a surprise to you when they are awake during the day. Is this normal? Yes, this is normal. Even though they are active during the night and the early morning, they can still be awake during the day for a limited time.

What should you do if your crested gecko won’t eat?

If your crested gecko doesn’t eat within a week, offer some food on a spoon or in a cap by touching its snout gently. Mist the gecko to encourage eating. It can take few weeks and even up to a month for your crested gecko to fully acclimatize and start feeling comfortable in its new home.

How long can my crested gecko go without eating?

three weeks

Will crested geckos starve themselves?

A healthy gecko will not starve itself and can go multiple weeks (I’ve seen up to 6 before they started eating) without food.

Why is my new Crested Gecko not eating?

Why isn’t my Crested Gecko eating? Crested geckos may take some time to settle in to a new home or a new enclosure. Any kind of stress can make a gecko go off feed, including cagemates, mating distraction, improper husbandry, etc. When temperatures drop below 70, these geckos tend to eat less.

Should I hand feed my crested gecko?

You can absolutely hand feed your crested gecko. To do this, just dab a bit of mixed crested gecko diet on a spoon, chopstick, or other clean object and let your gecko smell it. 9 times out 10 a crested gecko will start licking due to the fruity smell and will take a few licks or more of the food you offer it.

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