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    Default Leopard Gecko Regurgitate + diarrhea


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    I'm very concerned about my male leopard gecko. He's around 8 months old. Last week I had fed him a butter worm as a treat. He ate it with no issues. He has a normal diet of gutloaded crickets and mealworms dusted with repashy calcium plus. After her ate the butter worm he ate 2 crickets the next day.

    I offer him food everyday, but it's not abnormal for him to skip a day or two. So I immediately remove feeders if he takes no interest in eating. 3 days later I noticed a regurgitated butterworm in his tank. It was completed dehydrated but I could tell it was a butter worm. He didn't Regurgitate the crickets he ate afterwards somehow. Prior to this his poop and urate was normal looking.

    The past 2 1/2 days he has had very runny poop, 2 times. It's white yellow, with some green and clumpy looking. He has no interest in food. He has been staying on the cold side of his tank all day. I'm very worried that he could have parasites or something is upsetting his tummy. He is still active at night. He hasn't lost any weight and has a very plump tail. I'm in the process of searching for a local herp vet that I can take him to. Does anyone have any idea, could the butter worm just upset his stomach?

    His set up:
    20 gallon terranium, paper towel substrate
    90-92 on heat mat (regulated by thermostat)
    Warm side 80 degrees cool side is 75
    Plenty of hides on hot, warm and cool sides and moist hide on warm.
    Dish of pure calcium powder
    Water dish.

    Eats gutloaded crickets and mealworms dusted with repashy calcium plus.
    I Spot clean the tank every day and thoroughly clean everything once a week.

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    Give him a little time to recover from his butterworm experience before you worry too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    Give him a little time to recover from his butterworm experience before you worry too much.

    Aliza
    How much time should I give it before I should be worrying? I've never had a Leo regurgitate before so this is new to me. He still hasn't eaten or taken any interest in food yet

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    Regurgitation in leos is not that unusual. Give it a week. They're not like mammals --they can go for quite awhile without eating.

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    Did you feed it right out of the refrigerator? Always allow time for refrigerated insects to reach room temperature. Best to take him along with a fecal sample is the diarrhea continues.

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