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Leopard gecko sick with shed on arms and very thin

Please bear in mind that I don't have veterinary qualifications, I'm just giving you the best advice I can based on my own experience. I really do feel that the best thing for this animal would be to ...
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My leopard gecko's tail fell off! What should I do?

Autotomy in leopard geckos Leopard geckos drop their tails only under extreme stress (life or death situations - as judged by the gecko). It's a move designed to distract predators so the gecko can ...
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Should I pull the dead skin off my gecko's eyeless sockets?

Even though he no longer has eyes it is still ideal that all shed be removed. Retained shed can cause avascular necrosis which can lead to sloughing of the skin and osteomyelitis of the underlying ...
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What are the stages in a leopard gecko's life cycle?

As far as the general lifecycle of a gecko goes, it's quite simple. The gecko starts as an egg, hatches into a young gecko, becomes an adult, and makes more eggs. (Source) Leopard geckos breed all ...
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Leopard gecko is wounded, can't move its back legs

Okay, there's really nothing you can specifically do to treat your lizard since you lack the proper equipment to do any diagnosis and determine what the actual injury is. Given the lack of movement, I ...
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What antiseptic is safe to use on reptiles?

Be careful using human products on reptiles, as they have sensitivities to particular chemicals. I'm not familiar with TCP but "phenol" is part of the name and phenols (like in Listerine, Pine-Sol, ...
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My leopard gecko is digging. Does this mean she's gravid and trying to lay eggs?

My female leopard gecko is about 9mo, and she digs all the time at night. I thought at first she was stressed, and then being as she is female I was thinking, she was digging because nature was taking ...
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My gecko lost a toe - should I help it shed

You ripped off its toe while helping it shed? It's not entirely clear if that's what happened. Unless you know that the shedding is problematic, you should never help them. When it starts to bug ...
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When my leopard gecko sheds he can't see, is that okay?

As stated Deirdra Strangio, if the gecko can and does still eat while in shed, it's not much of a real problem. One thing you can do to help speed the shedding process up is include a "damp" hide. ...
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When my leopard gecko sheds he can't see, is that okay?

If he is eating and drinking he should be ok. If the skin on his eyes seem to take a long time compared to the rest of his shedding body parts, you can try using saline solution by dropping little ...
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Is PVA glue safe to use in my leopard gecko's enclosure?

I've done some reading and PVA glue is generally recommended as a safe non-toxic glue for children to use. This page says it has little fumes whereas this one says it does not emit any harmful fumes. ...
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What is the difference between Rainwater Albino, Tremper Albino and Bell Albino leopard geckos?

Overview Leopard geckos have three types of pigmentation, contained in three different types of cells: melanophores, which contain black pigment (melanin); xanthophores, which contain red, yellow or ...
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Baby leopard gecko won't eat!

I would stay away from the mealworms - they aren't very nutritious and are hard to digest. As your little guy grows a variety of small crickets, waxworms, silkworms and butterworms will be a delicacy....
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Are possibly poisoned locusts safe to feed my leopard gecko?

If you look up the list of plants and veggies that are toxic or unsafe FOR REPTILES to eat, tomatoes AND their leaves are included. Considering anything digested by the locusts are in their bodies ...
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Tip of leopard gecko's tail fell off, what do I do?

What do I do? Leave it be, use a layer of paper towel as substrate to prevent dirt from getting into the area causing infection. Keep her moist hide always fresh, dampen it daily. Tupperware ...
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Adopting (rescuing) a pair of Big pet store Leopard Geckos that were raised by uninformed - Help

What do we need to watch for? Signs of metabolic bone disease are: lumps and bumps along their backs; bone deformities such as kinks in their spine; constipation; swollen arms or legs (Popeye arms); ...
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My leopard gecko won't shed

Leopard Geckos shed throughout their entire lives, the reason you do not see the shed is because they eat it! Once full grown they shed less regularly (this varies from species to species). Healthy ...
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Baby leopard gecko won't eat!

It could be that the large mealworms are too large for him. I feed my full grown adult large ones when I feed him mealworms. I would say to feed smaller for a hatchling. I am of the same stance as ...
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Baby leopard gecko won't eat!

I got a hatchling about a month ago, it took her a good 5-7 days to get used to her new surroundings and get comfy enough to start eating. I was getting pretty worried and then she ate one small ...
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What to do when one leopard gecko bites another?

It could be for the following reasons: You have two male geckos, which fight (check if they have a bump underneath their bottom) They don't have enough room Medical Reasons They are still young and ...
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Sick leopard gecko

I would go to the vet hospital if he's constipated for 4+ days and not eating/lethargic for 2 weeks. A veterinarian will have to do a physical exam to determine cause.
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My leopard gecko's tail fell off! What should I do?

Make sure the bleeding is nothing excessive. It should not be, but make sure. The gecko's blood vessels constrict before the tails falls off so you should be OK. Make sure to bandage the tail, calm ...
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What should be in a leopard gecko first aid kit?

Vet's Number This item is pretty much essential in any first aid kit, but is often overlooked. if your gecko looks in a bad way or you have tried everything you know - then this is can be a gecko life ...
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When my leopard gecko sheds he can't see, is that okay?

If it is eventually coming off then yes this is "okay" but it's not ideal. If the shedding process is taking too long, it means that the humidity in his habitat is too low. If this continues to happen ...
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Leopard geckos and quarantine

In general, 4-6 weeks is considered a good quarantine time. You can choose how long to quarantine, but what you're really looking for is whether the new animal is presenting any signs of diseases that ...
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Leopard gecko's toe looks blackish purple

It's just from clogged up skin but your gecko could lose its toes due to blood circulation being cut off. Just soak it in warm water for ten minutes then get a cotton ball and rub and pat gently ...
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Leopard Gecko Dying

I'm sorry that this will be far too late to save your pet. Your pet was clearly suffering from leopard gecko septicaemia, also known as "red-leg" syndrome. When pets are stressed, their immune system ...
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What do I do with my juvenile leopard gecko while going on vacation?

Good to go! Doing a feeding before you go is plenty, your gecko will survive the 3 day vacation without any worries. Their tails are made as an energy reserve, they can go many weeks without a meal ...
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Leopard gecko got calcium supplement in eye

Assuming the main component of the calcium powder is Calcium Carbonate, a common chalk-like salt, you can take a look at this question on ChemistrySE. They link to its MSDS, the safety sheet outlining ...
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