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2 things my lizard only eats waxworms but i hear there fattening
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Hi, I am taking care of my daughters school gecko. She is
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How do we put in calcium to our leopard gecko if he doesnt
How do we put in calcium to our leopard gecko if he doesn't eat? He's not eaten in two weeks and is uninterested in crickets or locusts. We tried to open his mouth yestereday and tempt him with a bit … read more
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Anna
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My sons leopard gecko has stopped eating and is getting skinny. His
My son's leopard gecko has stopped eating and is getting skinny. His eyes look small. We had him 4 1/2 years and he has been housed with another gecko from the same day they came home. I can I find a … read more
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Today we found him chewing at his vent...looks swollen
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I have a lethargic leopard gecko. He was fine a day ago and
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our leopard gecko is lethargic eyes sometimes closed not eating.
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my geko is constipated. I have tried child electrolytes have
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Anna
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My leopard gecko has lost significant weight. It has also
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I have a lepord gecko and his head behind the eyes and in front
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My leopard gecko has recently had trouble shedding the skin
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We have a leopard gecko that has seemed to have lost his appetite.
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