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    It is currently summer here and my Leopard Gecko does not want to eat. It's been about 4days since I last fed him, and he is normally hungry, but not now. I don't know why but I feel like it over the summer he doesn't want to eat. I believe last year I also had this problem with him but again I wanted to make sure he is ok. So does anyone know why he isn't eating??
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    What's the warm side temperature?
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    Four days is usually nothing to worry about! But we want to make sure that it isn't related to husbandry or health issues.

    How old is your gecko? Some people feed their adults 3 or 4 days apart so it isn't a huge deal if it is an adult. Another thing worth mentioning is your temperatures. They need proper belly heat to digest, assuming you have an UTH and a thermostat, what are your ground temperatures?

    What exactly do you feed him and how far apart do you feed? If you feed an excess of one thing he could be bored. Certain insects can cause impaction as well. That could be ruled out if you tell us the insects.

    Lastly, what do his poops look like? Poop is a great indicator of health, if they are watery it could mean parasites, yellow urates could mean excess suppliments, etc. And are their any other symptoms to point to a health issue?

    You can try simply changing around the insects and what not if all your care is correct. Sometimes they just stop eating for no apparent reason. Moniter weight and make sure he isn't loosing it drastically.

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    I have 3 leos and the only one i've had trouble getting to eat is my one from petco (other 2 from breeders) all of them are female, so what I did with Apollo (one that gives me trouble eating) is I took off a crickets head and held it out to her and let her lick it, so then she knew it was food and she ate it. I've had to do that with my hatching but she learned fast. but that's how I got her to eat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoppyDear View Post
    Four days is usually nothing to worry about! But we want to make sure that it isn't related to husbandry or health issues.

    How old is your gecko? Some people feed their adults 3 or 4 days apart so it isn't a huge deal if it is an adult. Another thing worth mentioning is your temperatures. They need proper belly heat to digest, assuming you have an UTH and a thermostat, what are your ground temperatures?

    What exactly do you feed him and how far apart do you feed? If you feed an excess of one thing he could be bored. Certain insects can cause impaction as well. That could be ruled out if you tell us the insects.

    Lastly, what do his poops look like? Poop is a great indicator of health, if they are watery it could mean parasites, yellow urates could mean excess suppliments, etc. And are their any other symptoms to point to a health issue?

    You can try simply changing around the insects and what not if all your care is correct. Sometimes they just stop eating for no apparent reason. Moniter weight and make sure he isn't loosing it drastically.

    I wish you well!
    Spotty is about 3.5 years old.

    The ground temperatures are about 85F but I live in a place where it's really hot, close to the hundreds, so I try to not use the UTH as much in the summer time.

    I feed him crickets usually every 3-4 days as I'm scared that if I try mealworms or superworms he can get impacted from them, and I've hear terrible stories about what happens with superworms and I'm just also scared that after 3 years of only crickets, he will get sick or something from suddenly switching.

    His poops are normal--white urate and black poop part. At first when he goes they are a little watery but then they turn solid after maybe a half hour to an hour.

    Spottys tail is nice and plump and I cleaned his tank a few weeks ago and did a full health check for him and everything looked fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keeboard View Post
    What's the warm side temperature?
    The warm side is in the high 80s
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