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We got our leopard gecko a year ago. Back around May she
We got our leopard gecko a year ago. Back around May she lost her tail because we were trying to hold her and she got to stressed(she likes being left alone) every since she is shedding constantly. It… read more
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Our leopard gecko is losing color.....only her head has been
Our leopard gecko is losing color.....only her head has been left her original color, the res of her from her neck to tail is pasty white. She shed about two weeks ago. We can still see her spots from… read more
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pet store..seem to be eating and I havent seen any droppings..feeding
we just got a baby leopard gecko from the pet store a few days ago- he doesn't seem to be eating and I haven't seen any droppings yet. his belly just started to turn a strange bruise (blackish) color.… read more
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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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My three year old leopard geckpo hasnt eaten..lethargic..tail..feed
My three year old leopard geckpo hasn't eaten for a few weeks. She seems really lethargic, her tail is thin and she's completely disinterested in eating. I normally feed them medium sized crickets. Sh… read more
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My leopard gecko has stopped eating. Weve tried mealworms,
My leopard gecko has stopped eating. We've tried mealworms, waxworms, crickets, dehydrated food---even kale, but she doesn't want to eat. Her tail has deteriorated and she's having difficulty shedding… read more
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Joan
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Our approximately two-year old leopard gecko is not thriving.
Our approximately two-year old leopard gecko is not thriving. She is not growing and, in fact, seems to be losing weight. She has access to water, but I am not sure how much she drinks. She is eating … read more
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My Leopard Gecko had a sheding problem. This was my first one
My Leopard Gecko had a sheding problem. This was my first one and I did not know what I was doing. I tried to help her by pulling it off. It made two red sores on her back. The next day her tail start… read more
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what if my gecko is going for long periods like 5-6 days without
what if my gecko is going for long periods like 5-6 days without eating anything even if i put food right in front of his face? He won eat!!! Help please!!… read more
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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
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Joan
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she ate..cage and made sure the temp is between 86 and 92 degrees
My adult leopard gecko hasn't been eating like she normally does for about the last 3 weeks. The last thing she ate was her skin when she shed about a little over a week and a half. I cleaned the cage… read more
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my leopard gecko just fell off of me right now by mistake and
my leopard gecko just fell off of me right now by mistake and when i picked him up his tail was twitching and he began dragging his back legs??!! he dose not have calcium in the tank is it possible th… read more
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over 4 weeks that she isnt interested in them at all
Hi, I have a leopard gecko for over a year now that was given to us from a neighbor who had her for 3 more years. She used to eat between 1 and 3 super mealworms a week and now it's been over 4 weeks … read more
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Ive had a fat tailed gecko for about 18months and although
I've had a fat tailed gecko for about 18months and although it had some eye problems a while ago it has been fine. For the last 5-6 weeks it will not eat anything at all. Its shedding ok and drinking … read more
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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
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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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Joan
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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
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I had a leopard gecko for 7 years(spike). He had droped ...
I had a leopard gecko for 7 years(spike). He had droped his tail maybe 5 years a go. Slow growing back. Today I noticed that he was swollen on one side of his tail. Quite large. I noticed him licking … read more
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