hello, I have a 8 month female sunglow leopard gecko. Her 20 gallon tank consists of repti carpet, three hides, one moist, one hot(85ºheat from bottom) one room temp(75º). Before she stopped eating 5 days ago, she was eating like a pig. Dusted Crickets. Now she walks up to them, licks it then turns away.I tried feeding her mealworms , she ate one then started turning away after that. I tried soaking her in warm water, cleaning her cage floor(which wasen't really dirty) and even adjusting her temps.She was on this pellet type substrate in the pet store, but I got her over 4 months ago and she was still pooping even then so I don't think it's impaction. I use a green moss in her moist hide, do they get impacted from this stuff too? And when she ate those few times she produced a poop.Thank you!As an attempt to get her to eat I changed it to meal worms.
Pet's Gender: Female
Pet's Age: <1
Hello and Welcome to Justanswer,
Can you tell me what the temps?
Is the leo passing stools?
Any weight loss?
Has the leo shed?
Can you tell me what the temps? Yes, 85º in the warm and 75 in the cool side
Is the leo passing stools? when she eats , yes
Any weight loss? not yet, it's only been 5-7 days
Has the leo shed? she shed 9 days ago
Heat source? from the bottom, ocasional lamp is used when the air is cold due to the air condition.
Supplements? yes, repti cal, and vitamin suppliments are used, dusted crickets and the cricket food is supplimented.
and thank you so mcuh!
This may be a parasite issue. We can do some first aid to help, but I suggest a Herp Vet visit to check a fecal sample and to check out the Leo. I can locate a Herp Vet with a State.
The first thing we need to do is a soak in a 50/50 warm soak in water and plain Pedialyte (infant electrolyte solution). Only make the solution to come midway up the legs and cover the abdomen. Soak for 15-20 mins. This will help prevent dehydration. Next mix some stage one meat baby food(Chicken or Beef) with calcium and drop on the snout. The Leo should lick it off. This will help with feeding until the Leo is seen. Hopefull we can jumpstart the Leo and get her eating again. Joan
I have been doing Reptile Rescues for 15+ Years