The first month didn’t really go as planned. And ofcourse you never really know how an animal will react or how it will go until you go through it.
I was prepared for Arlow not to eat for the first week, maybe even more. But when he ate on the very first day I was so relieved and I immediatly thought that he would be eating regularly from that moment on. Boy was I wrong…
He refused food ever since that first day. I thought it could be 3 things:
1. He was still getting used to his new environment.
2. He was in brumation (he was also sleeping A LOT).
Or 3. There was something wrong.
Just as I was thinking about taking him to the vet (I really didn’t want to take any risks), he started eating! What a relief! I was so proud.
He’s still being stubborn and not eating a whole lot and consistently, but we’re getting there!
Here are some pictures of Arlow looking at his food.
Having a new animal can be scary at first because you always think something might be wrong. But it is so amazing being able to watch such a beautiful little animal progress and grow up. I also got great advice from other people who own gecko’s, which I am very grateful for.
I hope I reassured some people who are going through something similar with their gecko.