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My leopard gecko sometimes has trouble shedding. How can I help?

Sometimes, when my gecko sheds, not all of the skin comes off and I find flaky white patches left behind. I know you shouldn't pull at them to help them come off, so what should you do instead?
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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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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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What types of food and vitamins are appropriate for a leopard gecko?

My partner and I have had many reptiles over the years (bearded dragons, snakes of various sizes etc) but our latest additions are 2 leopard geckos - we're not sure exactly what breed, but we think ...
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My leopard gecko's tail fell off! What should I do?

Thankfully, this has never happened to me. But if it does, how should I treat it - both immediately, and in the longer term?
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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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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 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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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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Leopard gecko tail cut

I was removing the top to my terrarium, and I dropped it on my leopard geckos tail. He didn't drop his tail but he has an open wound. What should I do?
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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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What kind of heating lamp?

I keep my room at about 68 degrees all year round, i have a heating pad for my gecko but what type of lamp should i use? He never really comes out of his cage. He is an albino Tremper.
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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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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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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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