A Small Inquiry for a Very Small Bluey

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A Small Inquiry for a Very Small Bluey

Postby Diadema » Wed May 15, 2024 3:00 am

Hello everyone!
I got my bluey a few days ago and despite being 4 months old, it is extremely small. It’s definitely a runt, but seems very active and healthy, eating and drinking within the first day of getting home and making a solid case for the description of gecko with its antics. It’s currently 19cm head to tail tip and 11cm head to hips.
I have a few little questions for my little guy though.

1) How much should I be feeding it? I know it obviously needs a smaller portion size than normal but should I do a daily feeding schedule as I would a bluey this size at a younger age or should I feed every few days?

2) I have a large prepared enclosure outdoors, and am for now keeping it in a temporary smaller container inside until it outgrows it or the beginning of summer (I live in the region this lil guy is native to so temperature isn’t an issue and it’s southern hemisphere so summer starts in November). Should I be judging when to move it up based on its age or its size?

3) As previously mentioned it’s a good climber, and its small size and light weight allow it to climb its almost full length to the top of the current enclosure. Is there a good way to mitigate this, or is this a non issue?

Any advice you have would be greatly appreciated, I’ve done my research but there isn’t a lot on runts so any first hand advice would be great! I’m looking to get it checked some point over the next week as well to rule out any issues and get some advice.

Thank you!

(Pic is from when I first got them, hand and basil leaves for scale)
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Re: A Small Inquiry for a Very Small Bluey

Postby obsessed with Blueys » Mon Jun 24, 2024 6:42 pm

Hi!
you've got such a cute bluey!
i'd recommend feeding him the portion of 1 & 1/2 teaspoon everyday.
small blueys need feeding daily and when they get older you can feed them every couple days.
good luck!
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Re: A Small Inquiry for a Very Small Bluey

Postby obsessed with Blueys » Mon Jun 24, 2024 6:43 pm

Hi!
you've got such a cute bluey!
i'd recommend feeding him the portion of 1 & 1/2 teaspoon everyday.
small blueys need feeding daily and when they get older you can feed them every couple days.
good luck!
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Re: A Small Inquiry for a Very Small Bluey

Postby bartholemew » Fri Jun 28, 2024 8:34 pm

I saw the other reply didn’t mention anything about the climbing or known otherwise as glass surfing. There are a few reasons I know of on why blueys do this either enclosure is to small, it’s breeding season and they want out, or just cause they think it’s fun. My bluey Bart loves to glass surf he does it even when out of his enclosure on walls, arms, desk legs anything vertical. I personally feel it is only an issue if they are hurting or endangering themselves. There are probably other reasons that I am not aware of but I hope some of what I said is helpful. Best of luck :D

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