Reptile

Have Reptile Veterinary Questions? Ask a Reptile Expert.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My leopard gecko is sluggish. Temp on warm side is only

Customer Question
My leopard gecko is...

My leopard gecko is sluggish. Temp on warm side is only around 73 degrees

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help your leopard gecko. What is the leopard gecko's name?

Spooky. He is about 2 years old.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your leopard gecko?

No he is in a 10 gallon tank with a mat on the floor. Heat source is under the the tank. Peat moss in the humid side. Eats meal worms with calcium powder. Gets phosphorus twice a week.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Reptile
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Reptile Question
Answered in 2 minutes by:
1/8/2018
Reptile Expert: Joan, Veterinary Technician replied 7 months ago
Joan
Joan, Veterinary Technician
Category: Reptile
Satisfied Customers: 19,835
Experience: 35+ years experience as veterinary tech and 40+ years experience doing reptile rescues.
Verified

Hello,

My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 35+ years and have worked with Reptiles for over 40 years.

Can you tell me what are you concerns about Spooky? I am here to help.

Joan

Ask Your Own Reptile Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a reptile expertLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Anna Your Own Question
Anna
Anna
Anna, Reptile Expert, Biologist
Category: Reptile
Satisfied Customers: 3,969
3,969 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Have owned turtles, snakes, amphibians, and lizards. Study and provide habitat for wild herps.

Anna is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Thank you so much. Great knowledge of reptiles! Will use JustAnswer again if further problems arise.

StephanieKY

I must tell you I found this site by accident and was amazed when I asked a question of the Veteranians online. I wish I could have found it sooner it could have made such a difference in the outcome of my pet's surgery. However, I am passing along the information to my sister-in-law (a cat-rescue person who is also a nurse), and perhaps it will help someone else who may experience the same problem. The doctor who answered my question was amazing, and while it didn't come it time to change the outcome of my situation, it is reassuring to know the caliber of Vets/Doctors that you have at JustAnswer. Thank you for being there.

Alice H.Jacksonville, Fl.

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Anna

Anna

Reptile Expert, Biologist

3,969 satisfied customers

Have owned turtles, snakes, amphibians, and lizards. Study and provide habitat for wild herps.

Joan

Joan

Veterinary Technician

19,835 satisfied customers

35+ years experience as veterinary tech and 40+ years experience doing reptile rescues.

PitRottMommy

PitRottMommy

Veterinary Nurse

353 satisfied customers

15 years experience in veterinary medicine, special interest in reptiles and arachnids.

Dr. Dan

Dr. Dan

Reptile Veterinarian

59 satisfied customers

13 years private, wildlife and zoo experience with reptiles, PLEASE rate my service when satisfied.

Dr. Leah Hill

Dr. Leah Hill

Reptile Veterinarian

16 satisfied customers

Veterinarian with almost 20 years of experience with small animals, birds, reptiles and pocket pets. Previous owner of 24/7 emergency, 8 doctor practice

Dr. Jaime

Dr. Jaime

Reptile Veterinarian

13 satisfied customers

Avian/exotic practice owner, founder of iguana rescue, worked with reptiles for over 18 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

551 satisfied customers

2003 Graduate

< Previous | Next >

Related Reptile Questions
we have purchased 2 blizard leopard geckos 1 week today. 1
we have purchased 2 blizard leopard gecko's 1 week today. 1 has settled in well and the other not so well. 1 Has only consumed 1 wax worm whilst in our care, doesn't appear to be drinking, appears to … read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
19,835 satisfied customers
My male leopard gecko isnt acting normal...bathroom..little raw
My male leopard gecko isnt acting normal. He seems to be having a hard time going to the bathroom. He keeps licking himself down there and it looks a little raw. Is there anything I can do?… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
19,835 satisfied customers
My daughters leopard gecko hasnt eaten for a week & a half.
My daughter's leopard gecko hasn't eaten for a week & a half. We are offering food every day. About a week ago we got her a larger tank & switched from sand to peat moss. The cool end of her cage is a… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
3,969 satisfied customers
I have a lepord gecko and his head behind the eyes and in front
I have a lepord gecko and his head behind the eyes and in front of his ears is sinking in. Also, over the last 3 days, he has become very lethargic. It has been more than 3 days since he last ate some… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
19,835 satisfied customers
it needed to eat because it was hungry, so I went to the pet shop
I got a leopard gekko from a friend today. I brought it home in it's tank. My friend told me it needed to eat because it was hungry, so I went to the pet shop and got a dozen crickets. I also got some… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
19,835 satisfied customers
i have a leopard gecko and he hasnt been eating and he also
i have a leopard gecko and he hasnt been eating and he also hasnt been moving around and his eyes are closed alot. he looks weak and tired...any suggestions as to whats wrong with him and how i could … read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
19,835 satisfied customers
i have a leopard gecko about 4 months old he is tiny and has
i have a leopard gecko about 4 months old he is tiny and has no weight on him he is drinkin and comes out at night sometimes all night but i am worried he is not eating enough, he is only eating may 1… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
19,835 satisfied customers
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
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
19,835 satisfied customers
lathargic..at home? we sprayed her cage with hot water..towel
We have a leopard Gecko, she is still fairly young, we go her about 3 1/2 months ago. She is lathargic, not drining and not eating, barely moving, is there anything we can do at home? we sprayed her c… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
19,835 satisfied customers
last three days..weak..no respiratory symptoms..bowel movement
My leopard gecko has not been well the last three days. He is very weak, and only completed half of his last shed. He has no respiratory symptoms, bowel movement appeared normal today. I notice he sta… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
19,835 satisfied customers
We have had a juvenile leopard Gecko for approx. 5 weeks.
We have had a juvenile leopard Gecko for approx. 5 weeks. The past week or so, he has been diurnal that nocturnal in activity, and is overall more lethargic and seems weaker. He may be eating less as … read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
19,835 satisfied customers
I moved my lizard to a 20g.tank and put calcuim sand on the
I moved my lizard to a 20g.tank and put calcuim sand on the bottom. The sand feels kind of cold, should I put a heated pad under the tank? How much sand should be in the tank? I took him to the vet an… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
19,835 satisfied customers
my leopared gecko has shed twice last week which isnt normal
my leopared gecko has shed twice last week which isnt normal and a piece of skin is peeling up, but underneith it the new skin is very raw. what should i do? he also had a puss pocket on his head abov… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
19,835 satisfied customers
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
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
19,835 satisfied customers
My leopard geckos skin is turning white and he doesnt seem
My leopard gecko's skin is turning white and he doesn't seem to be eating much. What can the problem be? Oh- he is shedding! I have to shut the computer down. Please e-mail your answer to my e-mail ad… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
19,835 satisfied customers
I have a leopard gecko who is about 6 or 7 months old. For
I have a leopard gecko who is about 6 or 7 months old. For the past 4 days or so he has not eaten and has not been as active as he usually is. Also he has been keeping both his eyes shut except for wh… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
19,835 satisfied customers
We have a leopard gecko Its stomach starting turning blue
We have a leopard gecko It's stomach starting turning blue and now it is brown What is Wrong?… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
19,835 satisfied customers
leopard gecko who is shedding and losing weight in the tail
leopard gecko who is shedding and losing weight in the tail it may be an impaction is there any way to save the animal?… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
19,835 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x