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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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Ive had two leopard geckos for about 8 years. Last week she
I've had two leopard geckos for about 8 years. Last week she shed, and although I don't see any skin around her eyes, they had been shut for about two days. I wiped them with a qtip and warm water, an… read more
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Joan
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female leopard gecko and she has not eaten..her right eye..shedding
I have a female leopard gecko and she has not eaten for over a week. She has had a shed but she has had some trouble with her right eye and since it has flared up she hasnt been eating. I hoped it wou… read more
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My leopard gecko shed 5 times in the past 4 months. Last couple
My leopard gecko shed 5 times in the past 4 months. Last couple times his skin didnt come off completely from the right side of his head, covering his right eye. I didnt touch it in hope that he will … read more
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I have a gecko and I believe he is blind. he refuses to eat
I have a gecko and I believe he is blind. he refuses to eat anything, and is getting thinner and thinner. I don't know what to do. I got about a year ago, and there weren't any problems until October.… read more
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Anna
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I have almost week old baby leopard geckos and one of them
I have almost week old baby leopard geckos and one of them is smaller than the other, was born with a portion of the umbilical cord still attached and had trouble opening one of his eyes. He later ope… read more
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Joan
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I have a 3 year old leopard gecko. For weeks he has not opened
I have a 3 year old leopard gecko. For weeks he has not opened his eyes. He cannot see food and has lost weight, so I have been feeding him with Fluker's Repta Boost, by syringe. That's fine and his e… read more
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Joan
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We fed him soon after he got home..Nine days ago, he stopped eating.
We bought a leopard gecko 16 days ago. We fed him soon after he got home, and laughed at how quickly he pounced on the crickets. Nine days ago, he stopped eating. I know that leo geckos can have a dec… read more
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Anna
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my leopard gecko is not opening its eyes. He recently shed
my leopard gecko is not opening it's eyes. He recently shed his skin and I thought it was skin in its eyes, but now I'm not so sure. What should I do?… read more
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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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Our adult gecko recently has been shedding approx..eyes..eyelids..lids
Our adult gecko recently has been shedding approx once a week and now all of a sudden his eyes are closed shut and you can only see his black eyelids which makes it look like they are open a little bu… read more
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My Leopard Gecko is a male, 6 years old. He lives alone and
My Leopard Gecko is a male, 6 years old. He lives alone and eats crickets and mealworms. He shed about 10 days ago, but started losing skin again 2 days ago, underneath it is pink and raw. He won't ea… read more
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Joan
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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 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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eyes..within hours..hours and stays closed until I try misting him
our 8 year old leopard gecko has problems opening one of it's eyes. It almost seems sealed shut and after misting him, it will open for a short time. Then closes again within hours and stays closed un… read more
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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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Hi Joan - I have a fat tailed gecko who hasnt been eating
Hi Joan - I have a fat tailed gecko who hasn't been eating at all for the last couple of weeks. His tail is getting steadily skinnier, and a week ago I was prompted to look online for solutions to thi… read more
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