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    2 yrs ago i recieved a male leapord gecko for my birthday, i named him Camden. Shortly after i recieved Camden i bought a female leapord gecko, i named her Ephiphany. Ephiphany and Camden were Bffs! Ephiphany died last year. As a replacement i bought another Leapord gecko, i named her Gigi. Gigi died yesterday from a didease i have yet to identify, i have cleaned all of the accessories in the 10 gal terrarium that i house them in. Camden is very skinny and walks disorderly! I think he is dying! I feed him Flukers freeze dried crickets, and occasionally mealworms. I always provide him with fresh water! Is my baby boy dying?! Plz help!
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    without more information (pictures of the gecko and his tank, details about dusting/gutloading feeders, temperatures, humidity, etc) we won't be able to help much. and I mean LOTS of details.

    that being said, a 10 gallon tank is very small for even a single gecko and it can be difficult to set up an appropriate temperature gradient for a leo.

    I would strongly recommend you take your gecko in to a reptile veterinarian as soon as possible. a forum is no substitute for medical care and his situation sounds quite serious.
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    Thanks! There is only one problem... There is no reptile veterinarian in the town i live in! I love my gecko like a son and want what is best for him! I am new and do not know how to post pics yet! Thank you for the fast reply!
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    Agreed with @Aimless , some questions that are necessary to answer are: what was their substrate, what were the average temps and humidity, what did you gutload the bugs with and what did you dust them with, any shedding problems, what does their feces look like, what kind of accessories does their tank have and what are they made of, were they housed together or separately? Please answer all of these to help us get a better understanding

    Looking at his tail and back legs, he is in very poor shape, how often do you feed him? If he was housed with another gecko, they could have bullied him into not eating. He may also have a parasite causing him not to eat, so how often do you clean his tank? I suggest doing a fecal sample which they can do at just about any vet, take a fecal sample by taking the poo with no hand-to-object contact, and place in a plastic bag and refrigerate, DO NOT FREEZE.

    When you got Gigi, did you put her right in the cage with him or did you quarantine? This is crucial when getting new additions to rule out any parasites or infections. I suggest feeding him live crickets as he also may not like the freeze dried, animals tend (I'm not speaking for all but it's proven most do) prefer live over froze food most likely for the stimulation of senses and fresh nutrition it gives, so stop giving him the freeze dried crickets and pick up a few live ones maybe with a few mealworms as well.
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    See if this link can help you as much as it did me.

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    Hi ~

    What are the ground temperatures of the warm end and the cool end of the tank as measured by the probe of a digital thermometer?

    Leopard geckos require live crickets or other insects and worms. Freeze dried crickets provide no moisture. They have no place in a gecko's diet.

    What you describe as "walks disorderly' sounds like metabolic bone disease (MBD). Especially note the bend in his right front leg. Can you post a video of him moving around?

    Have you been providing calcium with D3 and multivitamins?

    Let us help overhaul your leopard gecko husbandry so that keeping leos will be fun and so that these leos can live their 15+ years.
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    Thank you for your suggestions! Since yesterday i have been monitoring his feeding and drinking, Camden is looking a bit better today than he was yesterday. He is walking normally and is eating better! @Aimless @CWilson13 @elizabethFreer

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