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    Okay, so I've had my female leopard gecko for about 6 months. She's adjusted well and has been eating crickets and wax worms. She stopped eating without any apparent cause about two weeks ago. I've continued to offer her food (both kinds) but she just sniffs them then turns away. She's been fairly active but not as much. Her warm hide is kept around 88.
    I'm starting to get worried because this is the longest she's gone without eating since I brought her home. Any thoughts on what could be the problem and how to get her to eat?

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    It's like due to ovulation. Keep offering and try not to worry.

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    Can you bump up the warm hide's ground temp a couple degrees to 88-92*F just so you're certain you're in that range?
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    I checked after making this post- and I'm pretty sure my heat mat is dying. It didn't feel warm at all. I bumped it up to 100 then checked using a thermometer and it only read at 85. So I've ordered a new one. I left it on that setting and, while she hasn't eaten yet, she's much more active and doesn't seem fatigued at all. She's gone back to her usual curious self. Now I realized her mat wasn't working I'm thinking she might just have been cold. I'm going to keep offering food and see what happens

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    Honestly, I'm not sure how old she is (speaking of which, what age do they start to ovulate). I bought her as a "juvenile," but she was significantly bigger than all the others I've seen at that age.

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    it's the time of the year imo, both by girls won't eat...happens every year this time.

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