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    My leopard gecko has been on antibotics for 2 weeks for a respiratory infection. His vet took him off the anti inflammatory meds he was also on. He told me after two days being off the anti inflammatory meds to assist feed him. I tried but my gecko spits out the mealworms and wax worms i try to give him. He hasnt eaten in a week and a half should i be concerned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kfinch901 View Post
    My leopard gecko has been on antibotics for 2 weeks for a respiratory infection. His vet took him off the anti inflammatory meds he was also on. He told me after two days being off the anti inflammatory meds to assist feed him. I tried but my gecko spits out the mealworms and wax worms i try to give him. He hasnt eaten in a week and a half should i be concerned?
    Sometimes refusing food is a way the body protects itself from further harm, such as in dehydration or belly pain. The most important thing is for your gecko to be well hydrated. If your Leo is in healthy weight range, just focus on hydration for a few days. Do call the vet and let him/ her know that your Leo refuses to eat. They can administer fluids or food in a safer way themselves. You can cause harm yourself like aspiration or breaking their jaw or tongue(I’ve seen it).
    Did the vet discuss tank temperatures and humidity? That’s actually very important in order to make corrections which will avoid this from happening again. Do you take your Leo out of the tank frequently? They can’t control their body temp when you take them out their cage. Not to mention stress that’s they feel in which suppresses their immune system causing illness.
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    My vet said the tanks heat gradient was fine. Hes having me soak my leo in warm water twice a day for 10 mins each time to help with hydration. I also spray his tank with warm water 3 times a day now at the vets advice. I have also placed a humidifier on the floor about a foot away from his tank and have it going all day. The only time i take him out of his tank is to soak him and administer his medicine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kfinch901 View Post
    My vet said the tanks heat gradient was fine. Hes having me soak my leo in warm water twice a day for 10 mins each time to help with hydration. I also spray his tank with warm water 3 times a day now at the vets advice. I have also placed a humidifier on the floor about a foot away from his tank and have it going all day. The only time i take him out of his tank is to soak him and administer his medicine.
    Between me and you(and the thousands reading this), some vets fall a bit short on temperature requirements unless they have kept Leo’s themselves. What are the temps like in his tank? Cold side, warm side? Where’s the humidity hide? What thermometer are you reading them with? Humidity? Night temps? A picture of the cage would be helpful.
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    Warm side stays between 85 and 87 degrees, cold side between 73 and 75. His moist hide is on his cold side. I have 1 thermometer on the cold side about 2 in off the ground and then another on the warm side at about the same height.
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    A picture (of the entire tank) is worth 1000 words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sg612 View Post
    A picture (of the entire tank) is worth 1000 words.
    Sorry i was at work.

    And now i am having problems uploading the picture because the files are too large.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kfinch901 View Post
    20181210_210430_resized_1.jpg
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    Please let me know if these are clear i had to resize them
    Do you have a humidity gauge? If so what is it reading inside the cage?

    Are you covering the top with a towel or something?

    Do you have a second thermostat probe for the ground as well?

    Which hide does he spend most of his time on?

    Move his humidity hide to the warm end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sg612 View Post
    Do you have a humidity gauge? If so what is it reading inside the cage?

    Are you covering the top with a towel or something?
    I do not have a humdidity gauge i cant seem to find one that is accurate and lasts more than a month. (Recommendations very welcome)
    the vet recommend putting a towl over top half the tank to help keep humidity in during the winter.
    There is a temperature probe under his paper towls that measures the ground on the warm side (where there is also a under the tank heat mat at forgot to mention that earlier) He spends most of his time in the warm hide which is the grey blocky one. He likes to spend an hour or so in the morning and around dusk in his moist hide though
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