- Sep 26, 2010
I have a B. emilia and B. smithii and had a B. vagans in the past. All of them exhibit some kind of fasting that doesn't seem to be preceding a molt at times. The B. vagans went off feed for months when I had it. The B. emilia I currently have is at 75 degrees and kept dry with a water dish. It will go on feeding spurts for a week or so and then off for 2-3 weeks. It never gets more than 2 or 3 crickets til it stops. It has a bald spot that is still pink so no impending molt I know of. It is not terribly large in the abdomen but not shriveled either. The smithii is a better eater but still passes on food every now and then. Compared to my other tropicals that only refuse if a molt is coming heir behavior is strange. Maybe the temperate environments they come from have triggered a brumation period of some sort. Don't know although the temperate geckos in the same room get all of their refusals and show no signs of not wanting food. Anyone else see this kind of behavior with theirs. I know rose hairs are notorious for this.