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My leopard gecko won't shed

My leopard gecko only shed once and I got him may/19/18 And sometimes he goes pale but nothing happens, he always has wet Moss, I give them baths. He seems healthy there's nothing wrong with him he'...
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My gecko won't open her eyes

My coleonyx gecko stopped opening her eyes about a week ago. She's opened them about 3 times in that time but its only been for a few seconds and then they're shut again. She's not able to eat ...
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Leopard Gecko Tail drop 1+ years ago not grown back

My leopard Gecko dropped her tail over a year ago and she still has not grown it back. It has healed and there is a stump there but it doesn't seem to be growing anymore. The stump is about the size ...
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How can I keep my 3 month old leopard gecko warm

I have a baby leopard gecko but my heat lamp just broke and I will have no money for a new one for about a week or two how can I keep her warm until then?? Is a floor vent heater okay? I’m panicking ...
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Somethings wrong with my gecko

My coleonyx gecko dropped her tail yesterday and i thought it could have been my cat or a cricket that scared her. (9/21) Today I came home and checked on her and I thought she was dead. Her mouth ...
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Why won't my leopard gecko eat? [duplicate]

My leopard gecko, Marley is over a year old and we have had him since he was a baby. From the day we brought him home he would eat every time we fed him and was very healthy. We recently moved, 5 days ...
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House gecko for sustainable basement insect control?

I'm playing with the idea of getting a house gecko and letting it live in my basement to feed on any insects it may come across. I'd like to keep a small controlled habitat for it but leave it open ...
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Why is my crested gecko is trying to burrow and eat soil?

A few months back my gecko lost his tail, as of recently his behavior has changed. He used to climb high up and stay there, now he is now on the ground and digging himself in the soil. He has even ...
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Use glycerin to help your gecko shed?

Can you use glycerin to help your gecko shed? I've used it on a burmese python that had not shed the caps on his eyes for quite sometime. And it helped tremendously. Do you think it would be just as ...
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Leopard Gecko Dying

My and father got my mother a little leopard gecko as an early Christmas gift on the 17th of December. She is a female leopard gecko, and about 6-8 months old? We are not too sure about her age, but ...
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Leopard gecko not eating, acting strange

I have a leopard gecko who's a little over a year old. I've had her for about a month now. I have reptile carpet, a warm hide, cool hide, and humid hide. Also a little bowl of calcium, food bowl, ...
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Baby Crested Gecko Isn't Eating

I adopted a crested gecko (it's around 3 months old) and have been trying to feed the powder fruit diet (Rapashys) and have had no luck. I've broke twice and went and got crickets and calcium dusted (...
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Simple care for baby tokay

Today I met in my house what I believe is a baby tokay. It's about the size of a small common house gecko, but it is black with faint white dots and less shy. It's currently under my sofa. Does it ...
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What to do when one leopard gecko bites another?

I'm not sure what to do I have two leopard geckos and I was just feeding them and one of them bite the others head and now theirs a small noticeable hole should I take it to the vet or whatever or ...
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I live in Hawai'i where houses generally have both cockroaches and geckos. Are the geckos being poisoned by the poisoned roaches?

My apartment (and most like it here in the heart of Honolulu) has german cockroaches. While I'm sure that we'll never get rid of them completely, poison traps (roach hotels) and raid barrier poison as ...
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Leopard gecko's toe looks blackish purple

My son's leopard gecko's toe doesn't look good. We thought it may have turned purple because of shedding. We've tried soaking it. Nothing seems to be working. Its toenail looks a bit black too. Does ...
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My leopard gecko arm was taken off by my sister's cat while was at work!

I was at work and my door was closed. My sister opened the door and the cat got in and was pawing at it. The cat broke open the roof and attacked gecko's tail and took his leg clean off! What kind of ...
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Why won't my male leopard gecko show interest in my female leopard gecko?

I've had my leopard geckos housed together for a couple weeks now and I have not seen or heard any tail wagging. They don't attack each other and the female pays no mind to him. They even sleep in the ...
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Breeding age range for terrestrial geckos

I have a female African Fat Tailed gecko who is (15+) years of age. I have a feeling this is too old for breeding. At what age range is it acceptable to breed terrestrial geckos? Males? Females? ...
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What is this clear sticky mucus coming from my leopard gecko's vent?

There is a clear sticky mucus coming out of my male gecko's vent. It looks a bit like what you see on eggs in females. What is this? Is it sperm? A sign he's constipated? (Question taken from a ...
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How can I provide supplements to an Ocelot gecko who won't eat dusted crickets?

Our ocelot gecko had some problem with a dusted cricket when he was very young (he vomited it for some reason) and since then he won't even look at crickets that have been dusted with calcium and ...
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What antiseptic is safe to use on reptiles?

If my geckos get cuts or scrapes, what is safe to use to clean the wounds? TCP? Iodine? Antiseptic? Something else? I have a reptile-safe disinfectant that I use to clean the tank with, but there's ...
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When my leopard gecko sheds he can't see, is that okay?

When Rocky, my leopard gecko, sheds it seems like the last thing to come off is the skin on his face, head, and eyes. It looks like he can't see at all! Is this okay?
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What is the difference between Rainwater Albino, Tremper Albino and Bell Albino leopard geckos?

Are there huge differences between the three major types of albinism in leopard geckos? What are the key signs to look out for to determine the differences? I know albino is a recessive trait; is ...
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Using cornflour to save a leaking egg

Somebody posted this picture of a leaking gecko egg on Facebook and asked for advice to save it. Leaking fertile egg :( laid 9.3.14. Any ideas to save it? People suggested sprinkling ...
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My leopard gecko is excreting a white sludge. What is this and is it normal?

There's a white paste coming out of my gecko's vent. Is this calcium or something else? Should I be worried about it if the gecko isn't metabolising the calcium properly?
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How can I gauge a vet's experience with reptiles?

It's come to my attention that not all vets are trained to treat reptiles. Other than the obvious "Do you have a vet trained in treating reptiles?", what are some pertinent questions I can ask a ...
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Can I use a gecko to get rid of a cockroach infestation?

I am tired of having tons of dying cockroaches around my house from poison so I am thinking of letting a gecko loose in my house to help get rid of the infestation. I would stop using the poison and ...