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    Hi all, I got a female raptor a few years ago and her eyesight was poor but good enough for her to see her food, she's now gone completely blind and I can't get her to eat at all! I've tried force feeding too but anything that gets put in her mouth she spits out, I'm really worried now because she's lost a lot of weight, help please 😔

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    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited!

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    Can you buy Pangea's Fruit Mix Complete with Insects? Mix with water and place it on your leo's snout. It's a complete powdered diet that comes in 2 ounce packages. Perhaps this will jump start your leo's appetite.

    Recently that worked for me with an insectivorous gecko.
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    It's also worth checking out whether there's another problem. Often when a gecko doesn't eat, that's a symptom, not the real problem. Consider a reptile vet visit.

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    I read somewhere not to put the food on their snout as it might block their airway if they don't lick it off right away and it dries there? Would side of mouth work better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeckoLeen View Post
    I read somewhere not to put the food on their snout as it might block their airway if they don't lick it off right away and it dries there? Would side of mouth work better?
    Putting the food in a spoon would work as long as the gecko will lick it.

    When I place food on the snout, I always have the gecko in hand or close by. If he or she does not lick his snout clean, I clean it before returning that gecko to his home.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)
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