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    Hey,

    I have had my leopard gecko for about 7 months now. I have a concern that I am worried about. My gecko has been closing his eyes a lot and he doesn't really keep them open for a long period of time lately. He doesn't close them all the way just partially and it seems more in one eye than the other. I checked on him tonight and he had been licking his eyes a lot!

    I need some advice! Is something wrong with him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BnK View Post
    Hey,

    I have had my leopard gecko for about 7 months now. I have a concern that I am worried about. My gecko has been closing his eyes a lot and he doesn't really keep them open for a long period of time lately. He doesn't close them all the way just partially and it seems more in one eye than the other. I checked on him tonight and he had been licking his eyes a lot!

    I need some advice! Is something wrong with him?
    Please share pictures of him and his habitat.

    Any chance of stuck shed in his eyes or sand in his eyes?

    What type of vitamins and calcium are you using?

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    I use Zoo Med Repti calcium without d3 and that is in his habitat daily.
    I also use Zoo Med Reptivite with d3 and I use it on his food 2-3 times a week.

    I am having a tough time uploading pictures of him and his habitat because the forum is saying something about there is a limit to how many URL the post may contain.

    I can't even post a link to my profile where I have the three pictures of him.

    So if you can just go to my profile and then my albums and there will pictures there.

    Any Advice would help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BnK View Post
    I use Zoo Med Repti calcium without d3 and that is in his habitat daily.
    I also use Zoo Med Reptivite with d3 and I use it on his food 2-3 times a week.

    I am having a tough time uploading pictures of him and his habitat because the forum is saying something about there is a limit to how many URL the post may contain.

    I can't even post a link to my profile where I have the three pictures of him.

    So if you can just go to my profile and then my albums and there will pictures there.

    Any Advice would help!

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    Hi,

    We will need to see close up pictures of his eyes. The pictures in your gallery are from a distance. Many his eyes feel dry or he has some shed stuck in them? What I did notice was he does not have an actual humidity hide which is important. A wet paper towel on carpet is grounds for bacteria and will not hold enough humidity. I suggest you make an actual humidity hide or you can buy one if you prefer.
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    I actually had to do that just for the past two days. I had to guy buy a new tupperware container. His humidity hide is actually a tupperware container with a paper towel. He now has his container again.

    This is a close up of his eyes and the new container.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BnK View Post
    I actually had to do that just for the past two days. I had to guy buy a new tupperware container. His humidity hide is actually a tupperware container with a paper towel. He now has his container again.

    This is a close up of his eyes and the new container.
    I can't see anything in his eyes. They are wide open. Maybe they just felt dry at the time. What I do notice is his snout looks red. If you get a chance look in his mouth and make sure it looks normal.
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    Yeah I don't know why its so red in the picture but it's normal now. He has been licking his snout what does that mean for him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BnK View Post
    Yeah I don't know why its so red in the picture but it's normal now. He has been licking his snout what does that mean for him?
    If he is just flicking his tongue, he is just smelling. If he is actually licking the whole outside, he is just trying to keep them moist. The same way we do.
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    That's what I thought. I decided to post on the forums because as of late I have just been noticing that his eyes aren't as open as they usually have been.

    He is eating regularly. I cleaned his cage today so he checked out his set up for a while today with his eyes wide open. It was just unusual for him to not have his eyes as wide open. I don't know if its a health issue or not..

    He doesn't have any shed stuck around his eyelids.

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