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Post by chris_street on Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:33 pm

So over the last few days fritzl has became very active at night and has started scrathing the vent at the back of the viv, this wouldn't be a problem but his tank is in our bedroom and I was up probably 15 times last night moving him away and trying to make him stop.

He seems to think its some sort of game to annoy me I'm sure!! I know the only way to make him stop will be to put something in front of the vent... I did at first think he may be hungry so left some food in last night and he ate the food then did it again haha. Think he just likes the attention!!!

The little bugger!! Can't stay annoyed for too long tho he's too cute haha
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Post by peach75 on Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:37 pm

reps don't care about getting attention only for food or if they want to escape. Maybe he was filing his nails down,lol

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Post by chris_street on Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:19 am

What ever he is doing he wants to stop! It's like having a child in the house, getting up at all hours of the night from it.

Looks like he will be moved to the other room after last nights performance
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Post by peach75 on Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:42 am

chris_street wrote:What ever he is doing he wants to stop! It's like having a child in the house, getting up at all hours of the night from it.

Looks like he will be moved to the other room after last nights performance
You know they get stressed from changes right? Just a heads up incase you move him and he starts hiding.

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Post by chris_street on Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:26 am

Yeah already know that but I can't be being kept awake all night when I get up at 5am... He may get one more chance tonight if he's lucky
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Post by geckochick89 on Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:27 am

Hah! You think a scratching gecko is bad, try keeping a chinchilla in your room, its a nightmare!!

But on a serious note, hope he stops scratching and everythings alright.
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Post by chris_street on Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:41 am

He's being a nightmare! Finished off a stone hide I was making today n am going to put it in front of where he scratches so hopefully that will destract him for doing it
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Post by bashweeka on Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:00 pm

And that's why my lizards have their own room, lol. If only I could keep the dogs and cats out of ours! Really though, good luck. Hopefully the new hide will keep him occupied for a while.
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Post by chris_street on Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:09 pm

Looks like the new hide has kept him occupied enough to stop scratching Smile two nights of no noise! Pure bliss haha. He seems to like to climb on the new hide rather then go in it but it's all good, he can climb all he wants as long as I get sleep haha
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Post by Kermit on Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:13 am

Sounds like the lil one was just trying to entertain himself.

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Post by chris_street on Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:22 am

Makes me think I don't have enough things to climb/hide in but he has 3 hides and stuff to climb, plus another hide/climbing frame I have just added. He seems happy now Smile

Not that he wasn't happy before haha
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Post by gothicgurrrl on Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:41 am

haha this reminds me of my leo Smile she's a terror for kicking sand out of her litter tray. Some nights she'll do it for hours! Very Happy
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Post by Badasprog on Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:48 am

*not lessons on substate please*

mine is on sand, yes i know its bad but i have no money to spend on flooring till next month, anyhow lol, my gecko digs his sand from one corner of his tank to the point where he is just digging at window and wood at bottom, i put his HEAVY food bowl in the way and he used his body to literly barge it out the way! Geckos are very strange animals lol
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Post by Kermit on Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:55 am

Floor tiles only run about $ 2 a piece, pretty easy to afford on any budget and certainly worth the minimal investment to protect youre pets health and avoid hundreds in vet bills or possible death of your animal. He could be doing all the digging because he's stressed by his environment now that we know the substrait, that can make a huge difference in their happiness and stress levels, living in something that goes against their natural instinct.

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Post by Badasprog on Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:21 pm

I'm on my easter holiday atm so if i can get a temp job ill see what b&q has, i think tiles look so ugly though, it is possible to paint them a colour to match my room??
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Re: Digging/scratching

Post by Kodieh on Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:26 am

Typically you can find something that might match, they'll usually have a range of colors. But, understand that while it looks ugly it'll save you a $200-$400 vet visit to tell you your gecko is a week or two from death with nothing to do but watch or put it to sleep.

You can also use paper towels.
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Post by chris_street on Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:41 pm

I got some natural stone look tiles from b & q for really cheap and they look great! Better to be safe then sorry
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Post by Kermit on Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:42 am

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