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I have a 3 year old leopard gecko and she has shedding issues
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We fed him soon after he got home..Nine days ago, he stopped eating.
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One of my leopard geckos seems to have a parasite problem (weight
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Ive had my Leopard gecko for about 9 years. She has been shedding
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looking good..Good yellow color, purple plump tail, and she looked
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Our Leopard Gecko has not eaten in a few days. It seems she
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Sick leopard gecko. Has been steadily losing wait for a while
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We have a leopard gecko that has seemed to have lost his appetite.
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