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    Hello!

    I have had my leopard gecko since she was probably about... 6 weeks? I bought her at PetSmart and she's my very first reptile pet ever. I feel like I'm doing great with her but recently I've noticed she hasn't been eating. I thought she was just not hungry so I didn't think too much of it at first but now it's starting to worry me. She won't even touch her food. She'll stare at it like she's about to attack it and eat it but won't budge. I feed her live crickets and superworms. (I rip the crickets legs off so they can't jump away lol) I'm worried I've done something wrong.

    I noticed her gums were kind of gray and had black spots and that she was missing some teeth.
    I'm really scared because I don't know what to do. I feed her on her normal schedule, I give her the calcium powder, her tank is fine but she still won't budge. I haven't taken her to the vet yet because of money issues right now but I have the cash now and hopefully I can get her to one soon. Aside from that, what am I doing wrong??

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    there's two spots where a group of teeth are missing.
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    It's really hard for us to tell. There are lots of things that could cause this.

    The vet should be able to sort it out for you. The important thing in the short term, IMO is to make sure the gecko stays properly hydrated.

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    Your leo may have stomatitis. Mouth rot can make eating painful.

    What does the inside of her mouth look like further back? Is she drinking from her water dish and/or spending time in her warm moist hide?

    Please make an appointment with an exotics vet very soon. The sooner you have answers and treatment, if necessary, the better.



    Please share the powdered supplements you use: brand, name, and frequency.

    Do keep us posted.
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