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My leopard gecko shed his skin a few weeks ago. I noticed
My leopard gecko shed his skin a few weeks ago. I noticed the other day his leg was looking almost like a sunburn and now it's swollen. I have made it so it's cooler in his tank and it's only his one … read more
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Loud noises like squeals and shedding trying to eat his tail
Loud noises like squeals and shedding trying to eat his tail my son says … read more
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My leopard gecko is having serious issues with the shedding
My leopard gecko is having serious issues with the shedding on its head/face. It is like a hood and seems to be affecting his eyes. This is a new problem. He has always shedded so clean and with no pr… read more
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Joan
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My gecko's face will not shed. It's over his eye like an eye
My gecko's face will not shed. It's over his eye like an eye patch for weeks now. His will not eat. I have been feeding him water by hand. His tail looks like it shriveled some. I'm have tried to work… read more
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Joan
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We have had our leopard gecko for about 8 years now and recently
We have had our leopard gecko for about 8 years now and recently (within the past 4 months or so) when she sheds it sticks to her skin and doesn't come off. It had covered her eyes and i've helped her… read more
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Hi, My son has a gecko that hes owned for about 3 months.
Hi, My son has a gecko that he's owned for about 3 months. His eyes look cloudy, and it doesn't look like he can see. He has not eaten anything in 5 days. Initially we thought it was because he could … read more
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Joan
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Our leopard gecko is not eating and her eyes are sealed shut
Our leopard gecko is not eating and her eyes are sealed shut all the time. Her tanks is kept at 26 degrees C. We have saline solution from the vet and use it regularly in her eyes and mist her face ma… read more
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Joan
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old leopard gecko who has not eaten in at least a month...become blind
I have an 18+ yr. old leopard gecko who has not eaten in at least a month. Since December it has become blind. I believe the skin it sheds weekly would not come off of the eyes and has built up. It st… read more
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Joan
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My son was given a blizzard gecko a few weeks back. It was
My son was given a blizzard gecko a few weeks back. It was healthy eating crickets on a daily basis. Recently it has begun shedding, stopped eating and seems dehydrated. I think it is dying. What shou… read more
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Joan
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My son has a 3-4 yr old geko that seemed healthy..ate..meal worms
Hello, My son has a 3-4 yr old geko that seemed healthy. He ate a steady streem of crickets and meal worms and allways had water available. His substrait was changed about every 6 months and the temp … read more
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Joan
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My leopard geckos have some sort of sickness. Both have blackened
My leopard geckos have some sort of sickness. Both have blackened eyes. There is no puss in the eye, or discharge. They do not react to most movement and seem to be blind. I think there is a whitish c… read more
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Joan
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my leopard gecko seems to be unable to open his eyes fully,
my leopard gecko seems to be unable to open his eyes fully, we have been bathing them in salt water, have spoken to people who sell leopard gecko's and they say he could have an infection. This is the… read more
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Joan
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we have had our leopard gecko for less than 2 months and he
we have had our leopard gecko for less than 2 months and he has been not eating for a few days and trying to shed his skin for over a week. more importantly his front claws look curled up and dried up… read more
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Joan
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hi Joan, just been reading your reply to a gecko eye problem
hi Joan, just been reading your reply to a gecko eye problem you answered back in november, my young,not yet sexed leo has eye trouble..... cloudy,not blinking,like stuck shed,but moist not dry or sca… read more
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my leopard geckos eye was closed and swollen for a couple weeks
my leopard geckos eye was closed and swollen for a couple weeks and now its even bigger and his eye ball is cloudy and does not look good at all im very nervous please help… read more
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Joan
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shedding..her eyes are affected (..see her vertical pupils..blind
My leopard gecko had a difficult time shedding a couple times and now it seems as though her eyes are affected (from skin covering them awhile). I do not see her vertical pupils any longer and am afra… read more
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My leopard gecko has recently had trouble shedding the skin
My leopard gecko has recently had trouble shedding the skin around his eyes and mouth. I did some research and gently rubbed a Q-tip dipped in warm water to remove the skin around his mouth, but the e… read more
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our leopard gecko is constantly shedding, and not in one piece.
our leopard gecko is constantly shedding, and not in one piece. the skin on her head even covers her eyes. is this normal?is there some way we can help her… read more
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