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    I have had my Leopard for two years now and everything has been fine. She has been eating, drinking and shedding skin fine. But for two days now her eyes are only half open most of the time. Sometimes she open her eyes fully but most of the time she has them half open.

    She mainly has two types of food to eat- Mealworms and waxworms.

    She has also just shredded her skin, she has been put in some warm water to help her shed.


    Why are her eyes only half open?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashley123454321 View Post
    I have had my Leopard for two years now and everything has been fine. She has been eating, drinking and shedding skin fine. But for two days now her eyes are only half open most of the time. Sometimes she open her eyes fully but most of the time she has them half open.

    She mainly has two types of food to eat- Mealworms and waxworms.

    She has also just shredded her skin, she has been put in some warm water to help her shed.


    Why are her eyes only half open?
    Ashley ~

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    Don't know...maybe stuck shed. Does she have a moist hide on the warm side of her tank 24/7?

    Please post a picture of her and her cage.

    What are the temperatures in her cage?

    Waxworms are not a healthy food...way too fatty. If you discontinue feeding them, your leo will benefit.

    Please read my caresheet to check up on your husbandry and then get back with us. http://www.geckosunlimited.com/commu...12-update.html
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    Thank you for replying Elizabeth Freer,

    I am sorry but she is currently asleep so I will have to take a picture of her later.

    She does have a moist hide on the warm side of her tank and temperatures in the tank are usually around 30-31 degrees celcius .

    Waxworms are only fed to her occasionally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashley123454321 View Post
    Thank you for replying Elizabeth Freer,

    I am sorry but she is currently asleep so I will have to take a picture of her later.

    She does have a moist hide on the warm side of her tank and temperatures in the tank are usually around 30-31 degrees celcius .

    Waxworms are only fed to her occasionally.

    Sounds good. What type of calcium and vitamins is she getting?
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    She gets Nutrobal & calci-dust one a week. She is fed two to three times a week (usually a Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

    NOTE- I have just looked at her and both the eyes were wide open but after a while they closed again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashley123454321 View Post
    She gets Nutrobal & calci-dust one a week. She is fed two to three times a week (usually a Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

    NOTE- I have just looked at her and both the eyes were wide open but after a while they closed again.

    It is a good idea to also keep a small dish of pure calcium in her tank 24/7.
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    ===> 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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    Hello,

    Mealworms and waxworms is a deadly combination. Mealworms have enough fat alone. It will be in your geckos best interest to food other insects as well. Always dust mealworms with plain calcium on the days without the D3. The diet will be too high in phosphorus without it.

    I am trying to get a clear picture of the problem. You mentioned the enclosure is 30-31C. Where? Does she has a heat mat? Are you measuring the air temp or the floor.

    Does she have shed on her eyes?
    Any lights?
    Keeping their eyes closed a lot can be a sign of being uncomfortable. Sometimes due to pain or being too hot.
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    cricket4u-

    The temperature (30-31) is in the warm area on the floor.
    lights above
    Heat rock

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    She has recently (2 days ago) shed her skin. She was put in a bath 2 days ago and she will be going in later today. She did have shed on her tail, feet and legs but all of that (except some feet) has come off. There is no shed near her eyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashley123454321 View Post
    She has recently (2 days ago) shed her skin. She was put in a bath 2 days ago and she will be going in later today. She did have shed on her tail, feet and legs but all of that (except some feet) has come off. There is no shed near her eyes.
    Please remove the heat rock before your gecko gets burned. Maybe that explains why he is walking around with his eyes closed. What your gecko needs is a heat mat. Please read over the caresheet and make the adjustments necessary. It will be helpful if you posted a picture of your gecko and enclosure.
    Currently keeping:

    Eublepharis gecko 2.1.0~Hemitheconyx gecko 1.0.0~Gekko gecko 1.0.0~Pogana Vitticeps 1.0.0~Varanus exanthematicus 1.1.0~Varanus acanthurus 1.0.0~Blue Tongue Skink 1.0.0~Red-eared slider 1.0.0

    Reptiles I have rehabilitated, rehomed or kept.
    All above species plus:


    Phelsuma Grandis~Rhacodactylus ciliatus~Paroedura~Rhacodactylus auriculatus ~Hemidactylus frenatus~Iguana~Turtles ~Snakes and too many more to name!
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