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We have a 5 year old crested gecko who tried to drop his
We have a 5 year old crested gecko who tried to drop his tail 6 months ago unsuccessfully. Now the tip of the tail about 1 inch up is now black. The gecko can not feel tail or move it like before. We … read more
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It's a leopard gecko its tail is thinning but her belly is
It's a leopard gecko its tail is thinning but her belly is distended still active and also shedding … read more
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Can you diagnose and treat a leopard gecko? I think he had
Can you diagnose and treat a leopard gecko? I think he had stick tail. … read more
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Do you know about leopard geckos? They usually eat every 3
They usually eat every 3 days and can go without eating 10 to 20 days on extreme and mine havent when in like 8 days and I dont know what to do. I'm panicking … read more
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His stomach is still full but his tail is beginning to get
his stomach is still full but his tail is beginning to get smaller so I was looking up what we needed to do … read more
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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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He is 9 years. Since last Feb. or March he started chronic
he is 9 years. Since last Feb. or March he started chronic shedding. hasn't eaten (except 2 little worms one time) since May. last month he has lost the fatness in his tail. Now he has an open sore on… read more
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Hi, I have just adopted two Geckos (one male and one one
Hi, I have just adopted two Geckos (one male and one one female) from a very good friend as they have moved four hundred miles away to a new job. I am very concerned about the female as she does not a… read more
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Hi. My sons 6 yr. old leopard gecko is not eating and tonight
Hi. My son's 6 yr. old leopard gecko is not eating and tonight she did and pooped out one of he meal worms live. She stopped eating crickets a fews years back so we just feed her meal worm and she has… read more
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Anna
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How do we put in calcium to our leopard gecko if he doesnt
How do we put in calcium to our leopard gecko if he doesn't eat? He's not eaten in two weeks and is uninterested in crickets or locusts. We tried to open his mouth yestereday and tempt him with a bit … 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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Hello, I have a Leopard Gecko who I think is about 6-8 yrs old.
Hello, I have a Leopard Gecko who I think is about 6-8 yrs old. We got him from a previous owner. We have had him for 2 yrs now and he has been great. Within the past few weeks he appears to be losing… read more
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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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African fat tail 3 yrs old has been losing weight despite ample
African fat tail 3 yrs old has been losing weight despite ample food (crickets) for 6 weeks. He is looking pretty bad - tried to force feed today but no interest. Movements slower than used to be. His… 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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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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We have a albino leopard gecko. His tail has been put in a
We have a albino leopard gecko. His tail has been put in a position where it has begun to break off. The tail is only about half way broke off. But still attached. He is about 6" from head to tail. Wh… read more
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Ive had my leopard gecko for 3 years now and ever since she
I've had my leopard gecko for 3 years now and ever since she was a little baby she will a lot for days and other days she will last up to a week without eating. Is it normal? Also there are two lumps … read more
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