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    Hi, I recently rescued a 6 year old leopard female leopard gecko named Lizzy from a family member as she was being neglected. I received her in December of 2018 and everything was fine she was eating every two days untill three weeks ago. Now she has not eaten in three weeks and it is concerning as when she is presented with food she will close her eyes. Usually she would not eat a few days after and before her shed and always favoured the colder hide but now she is constantly in her warm hide or out and about. She stopped pooing over a week ago now until today but instead of brown and white it is yellow and white. I have been rubbing her belly and giving warm baths almost every day. In all honesty I have no idea what I am doing as I have just been given her, she is on sand which I know can cause some issues but she has always been healthy for 6 years. She has not visibly lost any weight and is still able to climb and run. After reading all of the forums I still have no idea what I should be doing. Any help is appreciated, there should be some pictures attached of her belly and her today.
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    Wow shes got a big ol tail on her.

    Maybe this video will help?

    Geopard Leckos Leopard Geckos, say that 10 times fast!
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    She looks to be in good condition. Many female leopard geckos are ovulating now and won't eat much while this is going on (I have a whole houseful of this). The most important things for a leopard gecko to have are:
    --safe substrate (sand is definitely not idea. Repti-carpet, paper towel or ceramic tile are the best)
    --appropriate ground hot side temperature (low 90's)
    --proper supplementation (calcium, vitamin D3 and other vitamins; Repashy Calcium Plus is one of the best ways to achieve this)

    The rest is commentary.

    Aliza
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geopard Lecko View Post
    Wow shes got a big ol tail on her.

    Maybe this video will help?

    Number 5- Enclosure too big- Totally false, I canít believe people would even think that. Oh my that 2 foot desert in Pakistan.

    Number 11- Food is not gutloaded? They will not stop eating because the insects are not gutloaded.

    Hanjad2310~
    what is yellow and white? Can you post a complete picture of the enclosure?

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    She stopped pooing over a week ago now until today but instead of brown and white it is yellow and white.
    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited! Is the feces brown and the urate yellow? How does Lizzy's belly feel -- soft or firm?

    A yellow urate could be caused by too much of a particular supplement. Please share the supplements you use: brand, name, and frequency.

    Please replace all sand with paper towel for now.

    Here's a start up video and some basic info for you and Lizzy.

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    Thanks for the help! No it was yellow and white. Her belly feels soft as far as I would imagine a geckos belly lol. For the supplement I use nutrobal and dust her locusts in them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hanjad2310 View Post
    Thanks for the help! No it was yellow and white. Her belly feels soft as far as I would imagine a geckos belly lol. For the supplement I use nutrobal and dust her locusts in them.
    You're most welcome!

    VetArk's Nutrobal is an excellent multivitamin! How often do you dust her locusts? Lightly dust?


    EDIT:
    Are you matching these temperatures?

    Temperatures - A temperature gradient from warm to cool maintains your leo's health. Here's a temperature guide for all leopard geckos as measured with the probe of a digital thermometer or a temp gun (and controlled by a thermostat set at 91*F/32.8*C):
    • 88-92 F (31.1-33.3 C) ground temperature right underneath a leo's warm dry hide
    • no greater than 82ish F (27.8ish C) air temperature - 4 inches above ground on the warm end
    • no greater than 75 F (23.9 C) air temperature - 4 inches above ground on the cool end

    Leave the heat mat/UTH on 24/7. At night turn off overhead lighting/heating (~12 hours on and ~12 hours off) unless ambient room temperatures drop lower than 67ish*F (19.4*C).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hanjad2310 View Post
    Thanks for the help! No it was yellow and white. Her belly feels soft as far as I would imagine a geckos belly lol. For the supplement I use nutrobal and dust her locusts in them.
    I recently rescued a 6 year old leopard female leopard gecko named Lizzy from a family member as she was being neglected.
    You're welcome.

    Excessive Nutrobal might cause partially yellow urates. Lightly dusting @ 1 more than feeding per week with Nutrobal is probably too much. Alternate Nutrobal with plain Calci Dust.

    Here's a great supplement schedule for Lizzy.

    Weekly Schedule 126 for Leopard Geckos 18 months old +
    (without UVB)
    Adapted for Lizzy with Nutrobal + Calci Dust without D3

    • Crickets or dubia >> Monday - lightly dusted with VetArk's Nutrobal (all-in-one) multivitamins
    • Crickets or dubia >> Thursday - lightly dusted with VetArk's Calci Dust without D3
    • Mealworms >> Saturday - no dusting
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 03-16-2019 at 07:17 PM.
    "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 a vivarium <===

    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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