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    I've had my female for about 7 months. She laid eggs about a month or so ago, which I was unaware of until I did a deep cleaning of her enclosure. Since then she hasn't really eaten much and has lost a little bit of weight, which I would assume would be normal? But the weird thing is she's just sitting on her rock ledge not moving. She's normally pretty flighty, but now I can pick her up and hold her with no fuss. At night she paws at the sides of her enclosure like she's trying to climb the sides but can't. I've given her a sauna to make sure her feet are clean and I've cleaned the inside of the tank to make sure it wasn't gunky. Maybe I'm over reacting? I'm just worried about her.

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    One of my crested geckos who is usually almost always in his magnet hide halfway up the side of the enclosure was sitting on the bottom a few weeks ago. He's very flighty and hates being held but he let me pick him up. I was pretty worried but noticed he'd been shedding and he was very quickly back to normal. It may just be a behavior blip (and they do sometimes lose weight with egg laying) or could be a sign of a problem. In my opinion the best thing to do is to watch and consider a reptile vet visit if things either don't change or get worse.

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    Hi ~

    Is your crested gecko back to climbing now?

    If not, try another warm soak for about 30 minutes. Afterwards, if her toe pads show any stuck shed, gently wipe that toe pad with a dry q-tip.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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