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    Recently spotty isnít really eating as often or as much as usual. For example, he hasnít eaten anything the last 8 or 9 days- he sniffs the crickets and looks away. It seems as though he usually doesnít eat much around this time of year. He still produces bowel movement, drinks water, and has become more active. Is this normal? Or should I be worried? Thank you.
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    Is Spotty losing weight?

    How about trying hornworms to jump start Spotty's appetite?
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Exclamation Spotty hasnít eaten in 2 weeks

    Spotty hasnít eaten in 2 weeks. Heís still regularly going to the bathroom and is active but doesnít want to eat his crickets. He doesnít look skinny his tail is still plump and thereís no bones or anything like that showing. His skin is now turning kind of translucent so I assume heís shedding right now. His UTH is kept at around 85 degrees or so and itís attached to a thermostat. Heís usually doesnít really eat around the time when seasons change, but Iím still worried that heís not eating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spotty the Leopard Gecko View Post
    Spotty hasnít eaten in 2 weeks. Heís still regularly going to the bathroom and is active but doesnít want to eat his crickets. He doesnít look skinny his tail is still plump and thereís no bones or anything like that showing. His skin is now turning kind of translucent so I assume heís shedding right now. His UTH is kept at around 85 degrees or so and itís attached to a thermostat. Heís usually doesnít really eat around the time when seasons change, but Iím still worried that heís not eating.
    Some leos don't want to eat around shedding time.

    Are you looking at 85*F as measured underneath Spotty's warm dry hide right on top of the substrate? If so I'd bump up the temps right there to 88-92*F.

    What temp is your thermostat set for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Some leos don't want to eat around shedding time.

    Are you looking at 85*F as measured underneath Spotty's warm dry hide right on top of the substrate? If so I'd bump up the temps right there to 88-92*F.

    What temp is your thermostat set for?
    His temperature right now is 87 F underneath his moist warm hide. The cool hide is in the mid 70s and the center is in the upper 80s. He still hasn't eaten And he already shed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Is Spotty losing weight?

    How about trying hornworms to jump start Spotty's appetite?
    Spotty doesn't look like he's losing weight. His tail is still plump and so is his body. Last week he ate when I left 4 crickets for him in the tank, and last night I left 8 and he hasn't touched any of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spotty the Leopard Gecko View Post
    Spotty doesn't look like he's losing weight. His tail is still plump and so is his body. Last week he ate when I left 4 crickets for him in the tank, and last night I left 8 and he hasn't touched any of them.
    Are you leaving the crickets in a feeding bowl or free-range? If left loose, I wonder whether the crickets are bothering Spotty.

    If Spotty is maintaining his weight, don't worry.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Are you leaving the crickets in a feeding bowl or free-range? If left loose, I wonder whether the crickets are bothering Spotty.

    If Spotty is maintaining his weight, don't worry.
    He’s not really good at catching crickets, so I just kill them and leave them for him. But I’ll have to try putting them in a bowl, I’ve never thought of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spotty the Leopard Gecko View Post
    His temperature right now is 87 F underneath his moist warm hide. The cool hide is in the mid 70s and the center is in the upper 80s. He still hasn't eaten And he already shed.
    Please measure the temperature underneath the warm dry hide right on top of the substrate. That's the temp I go by.

    Can you bump up the warm dry hide temp to 88-92*F in case that's why Spotty's appetite is "spotty"?
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    You had 2 threads started about the same problem for this gecko. I merged them into this original thread.
    Please continue here, duplicates just make it hard to keep track of what's going on.
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