My name is ***** ***** I am a Vet tech with over 40 years experience with Reptiles and their care.
What are you feeding?
Have you checked the cacium reserves in the Crestie?
Type of substrate you are using?
Are you using a UVB light?
I would add Repashy Crested Gecko diet in addition to what you are feeding. Repashy is specially formulated for geckos and they have a specific formulation. You can also blend some Papaya and namgo fresh and mix a little in the food.
Next issue is the nutribol. It is a Vitamin that has calcium. YOu need a plain Calcium like Flukers calcium without Phosphorus. You then need to use Reptivite. Use the calcium 5 days a week and the Vitamin 2 days and keep a dish of calcium in the tank at all time.
Honestly, the coconut coir that they used in the bottom of the tank was not bad. It holds moisture.
When the Crestieopens its mouth you can check the calcium reserves. They are two bumps in the back of the throat. Of they are large the calcium is good if the caclium is depleted they will be very small and look like a baloon that has lost air.
I would have a Herp Vet see the Crestie to be checked for Parasites since it was stressed by the original poor care. If you need a Herp Vet, please supply a State or Country and I can supply a link with a list of Herp Vets.
Make sure your bulb is a UVB bulb and not a full spectrum/ UVB does not put out heat.
List to do
Add Repashy and fresh fruit
add plain calcium
Check calcium reserves
See a Herp Vet for Parasite Check
Please reply to discuss thus information and for a Herp Vet.
I wish you luck! I do a lot of rescue work and I think cresties are probly the hardest to rehab. Hopefully he will snap out of it and start responding.
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