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    Is it possible for a gecko to shed within 3-6 days of a previous shed? Like a growth spurt or something? I was asked this by someone today and didn't know how to answer so I wanted to ask you guys. I'm sure it's not normal but I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask.

    For clarification I don't have a heat rock, I was simply curious about the following.

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    Well would a heat rock be as bad if it was connected to a dimmer/thermostat? I mean if the temperature could be controlled would they still get burned? I mean with slate its basically hot rock so it confused me a little. I was simply curious on the matter too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athdaraxen View Post
    Is it possible for a gecko to shed within 3-6 days of a previous shed? Like a growth spurt or something? I was asked this by someone today and didn't know how to answer so I wanted to ask you guys. I'm sure it's not normal but I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask.

    For clarification I don't have a heat rock, I was simply curious about the following.

    Basically I was thinking to myself.
    Well would a heat rock be as bad if it was connected to a dimmer/thermostat? I mean if the temperature could be controlled would they still get burned? I mean with slate its basically hot rock so it confused me a little. I was simply curious on the matter too.

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    My Leo shed 4 days after a shed about 2 months ago, so yes it's possible Hasn't happened since then tho.

    Never use heat rocks for Leo's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bud1988 View Post
    My Leo shed 4 days after a shed about 2 months ago, so yes it's possible Hasn't happened since then tho.

    Never use heat rocks for Leo's.
    I was curious, I mean I figured somebody had some experience with that. Glad to hear it does happen.

    I know not to use the heat rocks, it was just a thought I had about them was all, no worries.

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    Geckos should not be shedding a few days after they just shed. When they are very young for example 2x a month is normal. If the enclosure is very dry, what you can be seeing was left over shed? Too much vitamin A can cause excessive shedding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket4u View Post
    Geckos should not be shedding a few days after they just shed. When they are very young for example 2x a month is normal. If the enclosure is very dry, what you can be seeing was left over shed? Too much vitamin A can cause excessive shedding.
    No, Zuko isn't shedding again for me or anything, it was more of simple curiosity. One of my friends came over and started asking questions lol.

    Though I didn't know about the vitamin A. I'll keep that in mind. <3
    Yay learning!

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