Just wondering i got a new leo on sat shes in a viv on her own, but she wont eat, was wondering how long i should leave her to settle for before getting really worries about not eating?
As every leo is different, it`s impossible to say how long an individual will take to fully settle really. It can depend on how stressed they feel after the journey and what the actual journey was like, how old they are, what their personalities are naturally like (skittish, nervous or chilled?), lots of varying factors really.
Some leos settle (eat, poop, calm down and show interest in everything) the same day they go to a new home/environment, most leos can take a few days to a few weeks to settle, and there are even those that can take upto a month to fully settle down unfortunately. It`s all natural, and shouldn`t normally be a cause for concern unless there are other clues and give aways, that there may be more to the matter then simply settling down.
As long as you new leo looks in good health generally, is active/alert and has a nice stock pile of energy in reserve (ie a plump enough tail) then they will usually cope with re-settlement easily enough. It won`t harm at all - and will be of benefit to yourself simply for peace of mind - to get a poop sample tested either at a vets or through an online lab (Pinmoore). At least that way, you can rule out parasites, bacterial infections and anything else that may be a reason other than settling why she`s not eating yet.
I honestly wouldn`t start to worry at all in the first week, though I`d have concerns if she showed no interest in eating in her second - if it went on longer than that, then I`d make a point of ruling every other possibility out.
How long has it been since you got her/him btw?
As explained - she`s prob settling in. In all seriousness, the very best thing you can do (anyone can do) for a new leo that has to readjust to a new home - new sights, smells and surroundings - is to leave it completely alone for around a week. Obv, that`s really hard as anyone just getting a new lush leo wants to get it out, look at it etc, but there is plenty of time for all that over the next 15 yrs....i tried again to feed her tried a mealie, a locust and wax worm, she licks them but wont eat them, she will happily let me stroke her and shes wondering round the viv exploring new hides, are there any reasons she might not want to eat?