I have a five month old giant day gecko that’s been having trouble “sticking” over the last week or so. In particular she can’t seem to stick to the glass too well anymore, and has been sliding a little on her big bamboo tube if she rests on it. I moved her to a new large enclosure about three weeks ago at this point with Josh’s Frogs’ bioactive substrate mix w/ a drainage layer. I don’t have a full bioactive setup–I use fake plants–but have thriving springtails and isopods in the substrate. The heat levels have been perfect with a nice basking spot at about 95F while the humidity HAS had some fluctuations as I currently manually mist but isn’t ever out of range for long.
She’s been eating her dubia roaches and pangea well and pooping fine. I dust all her insects (gutloaded dubias with an occasional mealworm as a treat) with Repashy Calcium Plus before feeding.
Humidity variation is definitely one of my concerns, but I also have been using tapwater for the moment as I’m under quarantine and haven’t been able to get a large amount of distilled water. I have some water spots on the front glass; is it possible that hard water deposits are stopping her from “sticking” as well?