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    Unhappy Leopard gecko eating issues (Please help! im really worried)


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    My leopard gecko Celia is about 3 years old, she is a female g-project morph.
    Recently i noticed she has been missing when she is striking her food.
    I feed her about 10-15 meal worms every 3 days, she notices their movements and stalks them, but when she gets close she misses quiet a bit before she actually gets it.
    Sometimes she strikes to far in front of the worm, and sometimes she will get directly on it, touch it, but not be able to grab it?? I also noticed sometimes when she gets a hold of them she drops them by accident, and it almost looks like shes having trouble chewing them??
    Before, she used to strike, chew them up, and swallow them nicely, but now i noticed she doesn't chew that much, and usually swallows them whole or looks like she is having trouble chewing??
    I'm really worried about her does anyone know what might be going on?

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    (BTW i got her from a good breeder, who said she had never had any health problems, she had a nice thick tail when i got her- and she still does. she has a dish filled with pure calcium, and i dust her food with Repashy calcium plus. she has water available constantly, my room is colder than the rest of the rooms in the house but i make sure her heat pad is always working)

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    I have found that a lot of my geckos get less accurate as they age. Laziness? Vision? I have no idea. I do recommend, since you're using Calcium plus, to get rid of the calcium in the cage because she may be getting too much. If she eventually gets the worm after a few tries, that should be fine. I have some geckos I've been hand feeding for years!

    Aliza

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