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    So my leopard gecko toothless has been eating just fine for about a month and a half to two months and all of a sudden he’s lost the drive to hunt. At the start of this he tried for the food but wasn’t very “confident” in a sense the started to have diarrhea but so far has only had it once. He then puked up his food today his tail is getting noticeably skinnier but nothing absolutely crazy. It seems like his body is flushing it’s self out. How long should this go on before I’m to be more concerned and what coarse of action I should take. image.jpg

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    Hello ~

    Did Toothless pig out and overeat?

    If not or if Toothless continues to vomit or have diarrhea a vet visit is in order. A fresh stool sample will be necessary.


    #2---Fecal Sample Collection Procedure
    A vet will let you know if what you see is an issue. In my experience, the gecko (patient) needs to be seen before a fecal will be performed.

    Sometimes if you massage a gecko's belly while he's on some piece of plastic, poop will happen quickly!

    Here's how my exotics vet recommends collecting a stool sample:

    1. Place a piece of clean plastic where your gecko usually poops. If your gecko poops somewhere else, take the poop to the vet anyway. Some poop is better than no poop!
    2. As soon as your gecko has passed some poop and urates, but without physically touching the sample, place the feces and urates directly onto a clean plastic bottle cap. (Vet has fecal sample containers if you can stop by first.)
    3. Then place the bottle cap with fecal sample directly into a plastic ziploc bag. (Do NOT use paper towels or newspaper because those will absorb some of the feces necessary for a proper culture.)
    4. Refrigerate this sample...unless you are taking the sample to your vet immediately. Do NOT freeze it.
    5. Keep the sample cool enroute to the vet.
    6. Take this fecal sample to your vet within 24 hours of collecting...the sooner the better!

    [There are two types of fecals: fecal float and direct smear tests. For geckos, ask the vet whether both tests should be run.]
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 12-24-2018 at 01:32 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    He didn’t he just ate his usual 4-7 medium crickets, he’s still active and alert so it seems odd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subatomictooth View Post
    He didn’t he just ate his usual 4-7 medium crickets, he’s still active and alert so it seems odd.
    That's good. Keep us posted.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    He has only eaten once since I mad the first post and he continues to get skinnier. He now refuses to eat at all but he is still active at night but seems the diarrhea has gotten better but it’s still there.image.jpg

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    He looks at his food licks it then shakes his head as if it’s disgusting. Any ideas to get him to want to eat as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subatomictooth View Post
    He has only eaten once since I mad the first post and he continues to get skinnier. He now refuses to eat at all but he is still active at night but seems the diarrhea has gotten better but it’s still there.image.jpg
    Quote Originally Posted by Subatomictooth View Post
    He looks at his food licks it then shakes his head as if it’s disgusting. Any ideas to get him to want to eat as well.
    Maybe when he eats he gets a stomach ache?

    Parasites won't clear up on their own. Continued diarrhea dehydrates a leo. Trying a new feeder won't eradicate diarrhea.

    I recommend a vet visit. Bring a fecal sample that's less than 24 hours old.

    To find an exotics vet near you click: https://arav.site-ym.com/search/custom.asp?id=3661
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 12-28-2018 at 05:52 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> 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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    Okay I think we are making some progress he will eat about 5 mealworms now which is a step up from nothing.Toothless’s poop is also starting to improve. His attitude has also seemed to improved but not a great deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Subatomictooth View Post
    Okay I think we are making some progress he will eat about 5 mealworms now which is a step up from nothing.Toothless’s poop is also starting to improve. His attitude has also seemed to improved but not a great deal.
    That's good news, Subatomictooth! I'm glad Toothless has an appetite and that his poops are getting better.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> 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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