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    My 4year old leopard gecko all of the sudden began having issues with shedding the last 2sheds. Normally Iíd leave it alone for him to eat it and everything is just fine. The last 2 time, I would leave it alone for few days as usual, but then pieces are left on his eyes, back, or fingers. He would have difficult time opening his eyes or some are left stuck on his fingers, so I made him a warm moist steam room and helped remove the rest with q-tips and cotton balls. 1st time I helped, everything was fine afterwords, but this time I saw this white residue on his back.
    1) What is it?
    2) And why all of the sudden is he having problems with shedding in the same enclosure he has been in for years?
    I have a dry side and a moist side with a moist cave he crawls in when he is ready to shed.
    I havenít changed his diet(of gutload crickets and meal worms), it has been chillier than usual but his tank has never been below 74degress even at night time.
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    is it possible to take a larger photo? it's very hard to see what you're describing from this one.
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    It's not unusual for some leopard geckos to have trouble shedding their toes or around their heads. I don't know why. I've had the same thing happen with a number of my geckos. I also find the picture too small to tell what's going on but I have seen some slightly scaly white residue left on the tail or back that eventually resolves. I have had more luck removing stuck shed with tweezers and fingernails than with q-tips, but whatever works . . .

    Aliza

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