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Can you tell me about the set up?
Temps in enclosure?
State to locate a Herp Vet?
I just had a coll about a rescue. I will be away from the computer, but as soon as I get back will look for your response and be happy to assist you. Please respond to the questions so I have the information I have to help.
Thank-you. There are a couple of possibilities going on with the Gecko. the Fist is a Parasite issue. This could cause the lack of appetite, weight loss and the issues you are seeing. Parasites can com in feeders and you would never know until the Gecko was ill like you are seeing now. Next issues could be an impaction. You did not say if you were using a sand or loose substrate. This is a very common with loose substrates. the last is is Cryptovirus which is a wasting diease. I all these cases the Gecko needs to see a Herp Vet asap. I can locate some with a State location.
In the mean time we need to start some first aid. Please give a warm soak in a shallow bowl in a 50/50 warm water and pedialyte soak. Once this is done mix some chicken baby food stage 1 with some calcium and drop on the snout and allow the Geck to lick it off. This way we are getting some nutrition going in.
I will locate a Herp Vets as soon as I get the State.
Checking in on your leopard gecko. Have you had the Geco seen by the Herp Vet? Please let me k ow how it is doing.