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I need a sure fast way of getting one of our leopard geckos to eat - she hasn't for 4 weeks now - I took her to a specialist herp vet in the South last week who gave her de-wormer after she tested positive for worms in a faecal sample. Due to see him for booster in 1 more week but she's lost half her body weight. He recommended warm baths each day for 15 mins (which we're doing) and I keep tempting her with dusted mealworms, waxworms and the odd cricket (both alive and pulped) wiping it on her nose as I'm doing with water drops... when is she likely to eat??? What else can I try???! - Anna :gasp:
 

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I would think that all the stress of meds, vets, baths etc. will suppress her appetite. Is she kept on her own? What temp do you have on the floor of the warm side of the viv? Have you tried locust? most Leos will like them. But the wormer may well have knocked her appetite for six. Ask the vet if you can use some Critical Care Formula or Carnivore Care.
 

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The hospital viv is at 80 - I think the idea behind the warm baths is to stimulate the bowels and rehydrate her??? I hate doing it but she outwardly don't seem to mind...who can tell? What's Critical Care Formula or Carnivore Care - -what does it do and how do you administer? Oh and I'm trying real hard not to block her nostrils - more to the side of her mouth!
 

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The temps are too low IMO. You should have 88-90F on the FLOOR (preferably measured with a digital thermometer - the others can be very inaccurate) of the warm side of the viv. There should also be a cool side at mid 70s. Low temps will suppress appetite. CCF and carnivore care can be bought from internet livefood suppliers. It can be put in the drinking water and will give some energy and nutrients - ask your vet whether he would recommend it.
 
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