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Can you tell me about the set up?
Temps in enclosure?
The first thing is get rid of the calcium sand, it is deadly. It causes skin problems, eye problems and intestinal impaction. I would not be surprised if that may be the problem. The only substrate that should be used is a solid type like cage carpet, tile, or paper. The first thing we need to do is give a soak in a 50/50 Pedialyte and warm water. Soak the Leo in the mixture and gently massage to see if we can get is to get a stool to pass. The mixture is for hydration. It is an electrolyte bath. Next we will take some chicken or beef baby food and mix it with some plain calcium and syringe feed by dropping the mixture on the snout and allowing the Gecko to lick it off. This is a supplemental feeding. I do suggest that the gecko see a Her Vet for a fecal and a hands on exam.
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