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My son has a leopard gecko (just got from Petco) and he is
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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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we have a leopard gecko. He has shown no interest in eating
we have a leopard gecko. He has shown no interest in eating for weeks. We have tried tking the heads of the crickets and hand feeding him, that worked a couple of times. Then we tried smashed up a pie… read more
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My leapord gecko has severe problems with his toes. For the
My leapord gecko has severe problems with his toes. For the past two months his toes have not managed to shed the skin and now they are tightly stuck together and i cannot get the skin off. He struggl… read more
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The new little leopard gecko doesnt seem to be eating much
The new little leopard gecko doesn't seem to be eating much if at all. I put 4 crickets in last night and 3 were left this morning. There also was no new feces today. Should I be worried? He's only be… read more
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Hello, I have a Leopard Gecko who I think is about 6-8 yrs old.
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Joan
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Hello, I have a 4yr old male leopard albino gecko Louie. He
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I have a lethargic leopard gecko. He was fine a day ago and
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My leopard gecko has a front foot that appears to be swollen.
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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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We have a male and female leopard geckos in the same cage.
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frightened..her tail vigorously but did not drop..rigid..than normal
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Hi, I have two leopard geckos. Ive had both for about 6 years
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My leopard geckos tail cracked at the tip, and hes been squinting
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dehydrated..sore area near tail after shedding last week..his eyes
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Hi Joan - I have a fat tailed gecko who hasnt been eating
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