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Leopard gecko is wounded, can't move its back legs

I have a leopard gecko. It just leaped out of my hands from four feet up and it can't move her back legs. I live in a small town, there is nowhere to bring her. What should I do?
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I am leaving for 4 days with out gecko

I have an adult leopard gecko but I can not get any one to look after him wile I am on holiday for 4 days will he be ok
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why does my leopard gecko bite me?

My leopard Gecko tends to bite me. He hasn't shed yet. I'm worry about him/her. He's kinda mad at me all the time. I give him his crickets, food, water and he will scream at me. He does have water, ...
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Leopard Gecko has a injury on her tail

I picked her up after a few days of not handling her, and right away I see this on her tail. There is a new "wound" further up her tail. I'm unsure what to do as I cannot afford a vet at ...
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My leopard gecko is digging. Does this mean she's gravid and trying to lay eggs?

Found this question on a leopard geckos group on Facebook. My new gecko keeps digging in her earth. As soon as I flatten and evenly spread it out she pushes it all back to the same spot and sits on ...
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My male leopard gecko will not breed with my female

My male leopard gecko has been shaking his tail for like 1 second then giving up. It's always been my dream to breed leopard geckos so if someone can help me that would be amazing. I should've added ...
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Why won't my male leopard gecko show interest in my female leopard gecko? [duplicate]

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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In-grown nail or something stuck in his toe?

I noticed this after he shed. Is this an in-grown nail or something else? It seems to be irritated, and red, at the tip of the toe where the object (nail?) Begins. But the rest of his claws are white. ...
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Leopard gecko in a pine terrarium

I was thinking about getting a leopard gecko and i was reading that certain types of wood are toxic for reptiles. I understand that having pine or cedar shavings as substrate is a big nono, but what ...
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My leopard gecko keeps burrowing but not like in sand

My leopard gecko (I think it's a female but I'm not sure) keeps burrowing herself under things. It started with burrowing under her reptile carpet so I secured it, then under a heavy rock which I ...
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Leopard gecko got calcium supplement in eye

My cousin was feeding the leopard gecko a cricket which was dusted with calcium supplement. Some of the calcium got in her left eye. Could this cause any health problems?
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Should I get my leopard gecko a substrate?

So, I just got a leopard gecko about 4 days ago, it's been years since I got one. I already have a good feeding schedule, he looks happy and healthy and sometimes lets me hold him. I was chatting ...
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Leopard gecko tail injury question (harsh pictures)

My little buddy ran away from me yesterday and ran next to a little statue of the Statue of Liberty and it fell and hit his tail. He dropped the tail and that was a clean snap. There's this bit left ...
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My leopard gecko is sick [duplicate]

My leopard gecko got moved to a new cage a month ago. In the last two weeks he has refused to eat anything. He is out of hiding and walking throughout his cage. His tank is around 84°F (29°C) on the ...
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My leopard gecko won't shed

My leopard gecko has only shed once and I got him on May 19th, 2018. Sometimes he goes pale but nothing happens, he always has wet moss, I give him baths. He seems healthy, there's nothing wrong with ...
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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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My youngest leopard gecko's eye started shrinking / deflating! Is this something I should be worried about?

My littlest leopard gecko has always been a tad unhealthy. He was the tiniest lizard from his clutch, and he already has metabolic bone disease... His tail was also eaten off by a violent sibling (has ...
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Leopard gecko with stuck debris in her butt

So my daughter's leopard gecko has stuck junk in her trunk. She has been pooping fine, but there is a piece of hard poo that won't come out. I don't think it is impaction. My daughter has been trying ...
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What are the typical behaviors of a Baby Leopard Gecko? It escaped its enclosure, not sure where to look anymore

My sibling breeds leopard geckos, we kept one as a pet, and it somehow disappeared from a 12in x 12in x 10in box with a roof on it (Temporary location while it grows) We think it climbed on the log ...
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Keeping mealworms alive

We have adopted a "mack snow" leopard gecko this weekend, from the local exotic pet store. She's called Rosie (my 7yo son chose her name). She is being fed on mealworms & crickets, but ...
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Leopard gecko's odd behavior

I got my leopard gecko a month ago. I love her to bits, her name's Frankie. The vet said she was around 6 months old. Maybe I'm just worrying too much, but I figured I should get input anyway. To ...
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Leopard gecko not eating and suffering from eye problems

I don't know how old my leopard gecko is, but I've had him for a few years. He used to eat fine, but I would always have a bit of trouble getting him to eat... it got worse and worse. I didn't have a ...
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Baby leopard gecko hasn’t eaten [duplicate]

Hi I bought a baby leopard gecko almost two weeks ago, on 14th August, and I haven't seen him eat. He is a hatchling. I offer him mealworms and Phoenix worms, but he has not ate since I got him. He ...
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How do I keep my leopard geckos cage warm without a heat mat or bulb? [duplicate]

I bought my gecko recently and had a bulb that worked fine, but it broke so I ordered a new one along with a heat mat, but they have not arrived. In the mean time, how can I keep it’s cage warm or can ...
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Leopard gecko's remarkable lethargy and weight loss during recent 3 weeks

My leopard gecko stopped eating probably about 3 weeks ago. He has lost a significant amount of weight and is remarkably lethargic. He is now 29 grams and a little over a year old. My gecko never ...
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What happened to my leopard gecko? Is aspen bedding good for him?

I can't believe this just happened to my 1-year-old gecko... he dropped half of his tail. About more than a week ago, my brother accidentally stepped on his tail, I wasn't sure if he had been ...
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Is my leopard gecko sick? [duplicate]

My leopard gecko is about 3 months old, and she was doing well until about a week and a half ago, when she stopped eating. A few days after this started, I bought her a different kind of food in case ...
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My leopard gecko is bleeding under his skin!

Recently, I have gotten a leopard gecko. He/she is now about three or four months old. I feed him meal worms and I am hoping to offer crickets for more variety. Recently, I was holding him in attempts ...
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Can I get some advice on a good setup for my leopard gecko?

I got a leopard gecko about 2-3 weeks ago, he seems healthy and happy, he runs about and seems okay. Im just seeing lots of mixed reviews online about how to take care of them. Like for example: ...
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Should I pull the dead skin off my gecko's eyeless sockets?

I have an 18 year old leopard gecko. Due to improper care in the past years, he has lost both of his eyes. I have not had any issue removing the dead skin from his eyes until recently, and I just can'...
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Leopard gecko seems sick

Just a few nights of having our baby leopard gecko, the poor thing escaped because we did not have access to an appropriate tank until a few days later. After an hour of searching, we found it under a ...
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Should I keep my new lizard separated from the main one?

So here on Saturday, I'm heading into the town to get another leopard gecko. My sister already has two and I wanted another one - my lizard is rather happy, but I feel like he's kind of lonely, or ...
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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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Are possibly poisoned locusts safe to feed my leopard gecko?

I adopted a friend of a friend's gecko a couple of weeks ago. I have no experience with reptiles, just my 17 year old son wanted one since forever ago. It was all quick and I was given her tank and ...
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Screaming gecko

I got a young leopard gecko a few days ago and he’s perfectly healthy, eats and drinks, but I just wanted to know if them screaming when water gets on the is normal. I sprayed water in his cage this ...
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Baby leopard gecko won't eat!

I got a baby leopard gecko exactly one week ago and I haven't seen him eat yet. He is a hatchling and he looks like an average sized baby. I am feeding him on large calcium dusted mealworms. I have ...
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Leopard gecko's eye problem - eyelids have grown closed

I have a leopard gecko which was given to me by someone. Her eyelids seem to have grown closed. I was told it was her shedding that didn't come off correctly and have done as suggested in this case by ...
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Adopting (rescuing) a pair of Big pet store Leopard Geckos that were raised by uninformed - Help

Looking for input from experienced Gecko keepers that have cared for Geckos with MBD or impaction so we know what to watch and be prepared for with our new adopted Leopard Geckos. The Good Both look ...
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Tip of leopard gecko's tail fell off, what do I do?

I just adopted a leopard gecko about a week ago, and she had some stuck shed. I gave her a moist hide box to see if it would help, this morning I soaked her in water and the shed started to peel off. ...
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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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My new Leopard gecko turned grey and is cold to the touch

so I just bought a leopard gecko (It's my first reptile) and last night I had turned off it's heat mat. I had read that leopard geckos could withstand temps of 70s (which is the coldest it usually ...
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What morph is my leopard gecko?

Does this photo help decide what morph she is? I have looked up multiple morphs but I can't tell. Could you guys help? It would mean a lot.
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Leopard gecko not eating and 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 hideout, a cool hideout and a humid hideout. Also a little bowl of calcium, ...
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Gecko won't eat

I need help. Recently I've been neglecting my gecko because of something that happened to me that left me emotionally distressed. My gecko used to be healthy, but now he's skinny, squints his eyes, ...
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Can I use Isopods in a leopard gecko cage?

I want an automated cleaning system for my leopard gecko cage so as to prepare for using soil in my cages later on. Im wondering if its okay to use the little orange isopods that some people put in ...
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My leopard gecko won’t shed his dead skin off! [duplicate]

My leopard gecko, Charlie, is 6 months old. This is his second shed since I got him! And it took him over 24 hours. He won’t even try to get the shed off of him! He has it on his head, and his entire ...
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My leopard gecko has a huge issue

My male leopard gecko is not eating, and hasn’t been. The vet told us they did not see anything wrong but, we are very worried about him. He is getting red spots all over his body. HELP! He is eating ...
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My new gecko is fighting my old one!

I got a leopard gecko about 3 weeks ago and I thought it needed a friend, so today I got another and put it in the terrarium. They are both pretty young. The new one went into the hide my old one was ...
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Sick leopard gecko

I have had my leo since February. His name is Elvis (I think it's a male). The last two weeks he has been very lethargic and slowly not eating, and now more recently he's not pooping. It started when ...
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New lizard lost tail 2 times already, worried about his/her safety

So recently, our family bought 2 more leopard geckos for the current 2 ones we already had... My sister's gecko is "supposedly" a girl, and her new young girl/boy got along nicely. They separated but ...