African fat tail, something seems wrong

regranzin

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So my female AFT I got from geckosect hasn't been interested in food for quite some time. She seems lethargic and her coloring doesn't seem as bright. Her tail still looks plenty fat but her mid section is slimming down. Also she looks like she is getting dry skin. And not pre she's skin, her skin is almost perpetually dry. I'm not sure why she would be like this because all of my other geckos are fine. Anything would help thanks!!


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acpart

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I have found fat tails to sometimes be more fragile than you'd expect. It would be helpful to know more about how you're keeping her: substrate? temperature? humidity?
If all those are all OK, you may want to contact geckosetc and ask him about what may be going on. Otherwise, I've had good luck "jumpstarting" fat tails by holding them gently and poking a cricket at the mouth until they bite it.

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regranzin

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I have noticed they are notoriously picky eaters! I keep them on coconut fiber, hot spot in the mid 80s and cool side in low 70's. Humidity is around 50% during "dry periods" during the day and I give them mistings several times a day so the humidity reached around 70 or 80 for an hour or so. I sprayed her down with reptile shed helper and her skin seems to be looking better but so far no food! Thanks though!


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