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hey all, my leopard gecko has eaten very well her entire life so far, she is about 4 months, loved her crix, one day i decided to treat her to a waxworm (was trying to fatten her up a bit too), in the space of about 2 weeks i believe she has eaten 5. It is now day 3 and she has not been interested in any crix, any mealworms, any roaches... and i simply didn't want to feed her another wax so she hasn't eaten :(

I don't know what to do! is it okay for her to have a diet of wax's? (i doubt it is but figure i'd ask anyway) or does anyone know how to wean them off?

any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
 

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No, you wouldn't want to feed her all waxies, but in general three days without eating in gecko time would be like, um ... several hours in people time. :whistling2: :lol2:
It's true she's young, and they like to eat more often, but I bet she'll get hungry soon enough if you offer tasty things. That crazy juvie appetite ought to kick in eventually. :razz: Do keep in mind that as she matures, she'll want food less often.

From what I've heard roaches, hoppers, and what-have-you are usually enough to put a good amount of weight on a healthy young leo anyhow if you feed all they want, so personally I'd use waxies as a treat, but not as a way to fatten up a leo. :)
 

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maybe i am just worrying too much :blush:
it's just she went to being hungry constantly, eating loads every day and then she suddenly stopped. But yeah the only reason i decided to try fattening her with wax's is because she was underweight while eating everything else, she's fine now.

Thanks for the advice anyway :) i'll see how she does in a couple more days
 

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I found my juvi leo only ever stopped eating when i changed something round, something in her viv or cleaned out entire viv that was for a 2 - 3 days most. They don't like change at all because of their scent territory ect.

If it goes to the end of 2 weeks get a poo sample and get him/her to the vets for a check. This happened to mine before and by the end of the 2weeks she went straight to the vet, turnt out she had parasites and a foot infection.

Now (aproximately 2 years old) she a pig eating walrus lol Is it weird for a leo to be out its hide 24 - 7 and attack anything that moves, considering she weigh's 70 - 80g or so.
 

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:lol2: Sounds like she's making up for lost time, leebrett.

But yeah, always pay attention if your leo seems to be eating a lot without putting on any weight or is losing weight. Juvies are like teenagers, sometimes they just grow so fast they can't keep up with themselves. :razz: But a chronically underweight, well-fed leo may also have parasites.
 

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She is bloody mental sometimes I wouldn't even stick my hand in there, she's a fruit loop. Stalks things in front of the glass, i think its the white powder she has in her tank :lol2:

Your leo be fine mate, I used to feed my leo waxy's on occasion as a juvi no prob's. It could be many of things maybe coming into shed, my leo stopped eating sometimes for a couple of days because of this before.
 

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I feed my leo waxy's not many two a week if that sometimes!
but the rest is all crickets and meal-worms.
But i agree, don't feed her anymore waxworms until she is back on crickets and meal worms, it will eventually get hungry, and i know mine is actually a beast when it eats, he will eat what he is given.
so don't panic.: victory:
 
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