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About an inch of her tail came off. Leopard gecko. She fell
she fell the other day while I was holding her, her tail was flailing around like crazy for a bit. she calmed down and seemed fine for the next few days. this morning when I looked in on her her tail had come off … read more
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Anna
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My gecko hasn't been eating and she's only just passed
Hi my gecko hasn't been eating and she's only just passed stools tonight after a week and a half she's also lost weight and not been interested in eating x … read more
Anna
Anna
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She acting very strange. I fed her some crickets after she
She acting very strange. I fed her some crickets after she ate one she started opening her mouth wide and shaking. Now she is just laying in her water bowl … read more
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Heath Wilkerson
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I think my son's leopard gecko may have MBD. Just recently
Just recently he/she has had a bit of a shaky walk and seems lethargic. It's not excited about eating but will consume one or 2 crickets and has gone to the bathroom … read more
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Joan
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My leopard gecko won't eat and is moving very slowly and
My leopard gecko won't eat and is moving very slowly and shaking a bit and has only white stool … read more
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Constantly shedding. His skin his cracking so bad he bleeds
Constantly shedding. His skin his cracking so bad he bleeds sometimes. His humidity and temp are good. He won't eat. Been giving him vitamins and calcium on his about but that hasn't helped … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
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Our lovely Leopard Gecko escaped from his viv but has
Hi, Our lovely Leopard Gecko escaped from his viv but has reappeared after 3 weeks! We are so pleased. However, he is looking very dull in colour, thinner than before and my main concern is that the l… read more
Joan
Joan
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I was cleaning the cage and had saw a shriveled up white thing
I was cleaning the cage and had saw a shriveled up white thing i thought it was another egg i had noticed the female biting on the male the he turned and his tail was gone I do not know how long it ha… read more
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Joan
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leopard geckos tail is shriveled about a half-inch from the
leopard gecko's tail is shriveled about a half-inch from the end and he's lethargic- shedding a little too… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
3,938 satisfied customers
i have a leopard gecko that has stopped eating..he is very
i have a leopard gecko that has stopped eating..he is very dehydrated and you can see his backbone. he also has a swollen head and a shrivelled up tail..i have tried hand feeding him but he is not res… read more
Joan
Joan
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Our leopard gecko has been sluggish and eating less than usual
Our leopard gecko has been sluggish and eating less than usual for a few days. Last night he had to be woken up and then ate just one cricket. Tonight he had to be woken and tried to eat but couldn't … read more
Joan
Joan
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we got a juvenile leopard gecko about 3 weeks ago. Just this
we got a juvenile leopard gecko about 3 weeks ago. Just this evening we noticed the very tip of his tail is shriveled. We feed him crickets, he has an under tank heat pad and a light. We are not sure … read more
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Joan
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I have an 8 year old leopard gecko that has developed a swelling
I have an 8 year old leopard gecko that has developed a swelling near its tail area. The tail has gotten thin and short. It feeds well, but seems to have difficulty swallowing quickly. Is this an obst… read more
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Joan
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I have a one year old Leopard gecko, albino. She has a shriveled
I have a one year old Leopard gecko, albino. She has a shriveled tail, no fat in it, and her feet and hands are swollen. Her arms are skinny as well, and this seemed to happen overnight. Can you help?… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
3,938 satisfied customers
frightened..her tail vigorously but did not drop..rigid..than normal
My loepard gecko was definately frightened by my friend's son last night. At the time she was flicking her tail vigorously but did not drop. Today the tip of of her beautiful fat tail seems rigid and … read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
8,353 satisfied customers
We have a leopard gecko that has seemed to have lost his appetite.
We have a leopard gecko that has seemed to have lost his appetite. His tail is 1/2 the size that it was a couple of weeks ago. We feed it a dozen crickets every week or so (we leave them in the cage w… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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I have a leopard gecko and I noticed today his tail looks rotten
I have a leopard gecko and I noticed today his tail looks rotten - all shrivelled up. What is the problem?… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
3,938 satisfied customers
I have a leopard gecko and her tail has fallen off and its
I have a leopard gecko and her tail has fallen off and it's not growing back very well. It is about an inch long and the tip is dry and shriveled. My parents won't let me take her to the vet so what s… read more
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