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My leopard gecko isn't eating and hasn't for a while. The
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I have almost week old baby leopard geckos and one of them
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I have a 3 year old leopard gecko. For weeks he has not opened
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hi There, I just bought a leopard gecko from someone that
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My son has a 3-4 yr old geko that seemed healthy..ate..meal worms
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Ive had my Leopard gecko for about 9 years. She has been shedding
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Hi, I have two leopard geckos. Ive had both for about 6 years
Hi, I have two leopard geckos. I've had both for about 6 years now... one of them has seemed to have gone blind in one eye. He can still see/sense a little bit. I watch him look and follow crickets pa… 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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my leapard gecko went to the vet and they put saline solution
my leapard gecko went to the vet and they put saline solution in her eye we have been doing that but she is still very slant eyed she just shedded again and the eyes opened and now they are back to be… read more
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I have an 8 year old leopard gecko, who has lost his appetite
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eyes..within hours..hours and stays closed until I try misting him
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shed, however, one eye seems to still be shut..healthy looking
Our Leopard Gecko has just completed a shed, however, one eye seems to still be shut, while the other eye is wide open and healthy looking. (It's been 3-4 days) Should we be concerned? Is there anythi… read more
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My leopard gecko has recently had trouble shedding the skin
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Hi Joan - I have a fat tailed gecko who hasnt been eating
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