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    i went on vacation for 2 weeks in august, i come back and i dont think my leopard gecko really remembers me, he was a bit skittish. 5 days later, i move to a new house and that just gave him more stress. he hides all the time now and refuses to eat. im really worried and feel so bad please help. i think hes kind of scared of me so since i moved (on thursday september 5) i havnt tried handling or interacting with him. hes an adult too.

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    I think he's still getting used to the new environment. I don't find these geckos to be so aware and particular that it's an issue of them not remembering their human. Keep offering. This is the time of year that some geckos slow down (already) on eating. If the gecko starts to look noticeably thinner, consider a vet visit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    I think he's still getting used to the new environment. I don't find these geckos to be so aware and particular that it's an issue of them not remembering their human. Keep offering. This is the time of year that some geckos slow down (already) on eating. If the gecko starts to look noticeably thinner, consider a vet visit.

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    so far, he pooped last night so maybe he’ll have room for food now. behaviour hasnt changed and he’s (for the first time) squacked at me. hoping he’ll get better soon, really worried

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagelismygecko View Post
    so far, he pooped last night so maybe he’ll have room for food now. behaviour hasnt changed and he’s (for the first time) squacked at me. hoping he’ll get better soon, really worried
    Is Bagel's enclosure covered on both sides and the back (unless the back sits next to a wall) with something like brown paper from shopping backs or some such paper? That will help Bagel feel more secure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Is Bagel's enclosure covered on both sides and the back (unless the back sits next to a wall) with something like brown paper from shopping backs or some such paper? That will help Bagel feel more secure.
    3 sides have always been covered since i got him. but anothet thing is that for a second he’ll show interest in the food when i show him but right after stay back and not want to eat. i read somewhere that sometimes leopard geckos squack is they’re hungry?? hes always had a great appetite and only skips 1-2 meals after shedding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagelismygecko View Post
    3 sides have always been covered since i got him. but anothet thing is that for a second he’ll show interest in the food when i show him but right after stay back and not want to eat. i read somewhere that sometimes leopard geckos squack is they’re hungry?? hes always had a great appetite and only skips 1-2 meals after shedding.
    I have never read that.

    Perhaps he prefers to eat in private. Does he have a feeding dish?

    I would not worry unless Bagel's losing weight. Give him space.
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