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Post by Pinned27 on Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:43 am

I woke up this morning to find out my gecko finally pooped.
There was one good poop and looked like he also pooped mealworms. Like 4 grouped together and there was 2 of those. Maybe I over fed him? He's getting the right temp to his belly. Or maybe they are to big? I'll post a pic when I get back from school. Im thinking maybe he ate to much but idk :/
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Re: Pooped straight mealworms

Post by Mardy on Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:51 am

You gecko likely regurgitated that clump of mealworms, not pooped. Overfeeding can indeed cause them to regurgitate, sometimes if you feed them too much their lil stomach just can't digest them all. With mealworms they have pretty hard to digest exoskeletons. So if they eat a lot of them, they can have issues digesting them all.

If your temperature and husbandry are all correct, then you simply fed him too much.

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Post by Pinned27 on Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:21 am

Ok thank you. Just got me worried there. But his poop looked good. I'll just feed him like 3 this time
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Re: Pooped straight mealworms

Post by Kermit on Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:50 am

Hm... I agree with mrdy, it was likely regurge... now you can see why I was concerned on your other thread about feeding him 2x a day. Juvies can be gluttons and don't have an off switch... up side is they usually learn after their first regurge when to stop. Just make sure you offer plenty of fluids because they can dehydrate easily after a regurge. Keep an eye on his urates, if they have a yellow tinge to them, that's a sign of dehydration, they should be nice and bright white, for the most part. I know your temps are good, we were discussing that on your other thread so keep those in the 96ish range and you should do fine.

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Re: Pooped straight mealworms

Post by Pinned27 on Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:37 am

I have yet to see him drink water or go near it. but im sure when im sleeping hes out there exploring. Yea im starting to feed him only once a day around sunset. and im going to drop him to about 3 mealworms a day and leave some in the dish. hes prolly around 5 inches, so is this ok?
and im going to get a scale soon so i can weight him.
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Re: Pooped straight mealworms

Post by wolfbane468 on Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:29 am

my cleo poops mealworms now they are poos long and thin just like a mealworm, dont worry i broke one p to check it wasnt regurge no idea she could poo that kinda size
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