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Old 20-03-2017, 01:49 AM
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About 2 weeks ago my leopard gecko turned white and started to have flaking shed. I did not think anything of it because she is usually really great at shedding. She is still very small, I got her in the beginning of January from Pet Smart when she still had no spots and just had stripes. Since getting her I have had no problems with her shedding or eating. I waited a few days in hopes she would shed everything off like she always does, but she never got any of the shed off and after a few days of waiting I finally decided to soak her. I couldn't seem to get much of the shed off and tried to use tweezers to get some of it off after letting her soak for about 10 to 15 minutes. I've done this multiple times over the past 2 weeks and decided a couple days ago to buy shed spray. This is not helping either. She has shed all over her tail, on her legs and toes, some left on her back and a little over each eye, once worse than the other. I got most of the shed off of one eye but the other I'm not sure what I can do. She has trouble keeping that eye open unless she is in the bath I give her. I do have a humid Hide for her. It's a cave with a warm washcloth in it. During these past two weeks, she ate 3 meal worms on one day and has not eaten since. This is my first time having a leopard gecko and I feel terrible that she's like this. Her hot side is 93 degrees and her cool side is almost 80. I also have a small cap of calcium in her tank at all times. What can I do?
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About 2 weeks ago my leopard gecko turned white and started to have flaking shed. I did not think anything of it because she is usually really great at shedding. She is still very small, I got her in the beginning of January from Pet Smart when she still had no spots and just had stripes. Since getting her I have had no problems with her shedding or eating. I waited a few days in hopes she would shed everything off like she always does, but she never got any of the shed off and after a few days of waiting I finally decided to soak her. I couldn't seem to get much of the shed off and tried to use tweezers to get some of it off after letting her soak for about 10 to 15 minutes. I've done this multiple times over the past 2 weeks and decided a couple days ago to buy shed spray. This is not helping either. She has shed all over her tail, on her legs and toes, some left on her back and a little over each eye, once worse than the other. I got most of the shed off of one eye but the other I'm not sure what I can do. She has trouble keeping that eye open unless she is in the bath I give her. I do have a humid Hide for her. It's a cave with a warm washcloth in it. During these past two weeks, she ate 3 meal worms on one day and has not eaten since. This is my first time having a leopard gecko and I feel terrible that she's like this. Her hot side is 93 degrees and her cool side is almost 80. I also have a small cap of calcium in her tank at all times. What can I do?
Get her to a vet. Also, keeping on bathing her will just stress her out- leos are not semi aquatic but come from a very dry environment & are not used to being constantly immersed in water.
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