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    Default Please help. I don't know if our gecko Thunder is impacted.


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    I am terrified. We just got Thunder 2 weeks ago. She ate up until about 5 days ago. Now she won't eat and her belly looks swollen. We have reptile carpet in her enclosure. We also have a heating pad under her enclosure. Temps are about 80- 85 during the day. At night about 74-78. We are trying mealworms and crickets
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    Where did you get Thunder from? How old is she and about how big is she? I ask because if she's an adult, she looks to me as if she has eggs in her belly. That doesn't mean they're fertile. If she is an adult, she will eat after she lays them. Get her a gladware container of coco fiber (you can get small blocks of it at the pet store which you then add water to) so she can dig and lay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    Where did you get Thunder from? How old is she and about how big is she? I ask because if she's an adult, she looks to me as if she has eggs in her belly. That doesn't mean they're fertile. If she is an adult, she will eat after she lays them. Get her a gladware container of coco fiber (you can get small blocks of it at the pet store which you then add water to) so she can dig and lay.

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    We got her from a local pet store and we just know she is an adult. She is about 7- 8 inches long. We use reptile carpet. We just got hit with an snow/ice storm. We thought she was impacted so we did a lukewarm bat for about 10 minutes last night. I will get the Coco fiber this weekend. Should I allow her to eat the eggs? Our other gecko Lightning laid 2 eggs Sunday and we took them to the pet store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by njrmdrsj View Post
    We got her from a local pet store and we just know she is an adult. She is about 7- 8 inches long. We use reptile carpet. We just got hit with an snow/ice storm. We thought she was impacted so we did a lukewarm bat for about 10 minutes last night. I will get the Coco fiber this weekend. Should I allow her to eat the eggs? Our other gecko Lightning laid 2 eggs Sunday and we took them to the pet store.

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    I've moved your thread from the African Fat-tailed gecko forum to the leopard gecko forum.
    Your gecko is a leopard gecko, which had completely different care requirements.

    You might want to re-check how you're caring for the gecko, to make sure everything is on par for a leopard instead of fat-tailed gecko, by starting a new thread in the leopard gecko husbandry forum.
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    Do you know if she was kept with a male at the pet store? Those eggs look good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by njrmdrsj View Post
    I am terrified. We just got Thunder 2 weeks ago. She ate up until about 5 days ago. Now she won't eat and her belly looks swollen. We have reptile carpet in her enclosure. We also have a heating pad under her enclosure. Temps are about 80- 85 during the day. At night about 74-78. We are trying mealworms and crickets
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    I'm wondering whether those temps are air or ground temps. Please adjust the temps as follows.

    Temperatures - A temperature gradient from warm to cool maintains your leo's health. Here's a temperature guide for all leopard geckos as measured with the probe of a digital thermometer or a temp gun (and controlled by a thermostat set at 91*F/32.8*C):
    • Warm end ground temperature: 88-92 F (31.1-33.3 C) underneath a leo's warm dry hide
    • Cool end ground temperature: 70ish-75 F (21.1-23.9 C) Usually the cool end ground temperature matches the room temperature where the enclosure sits.
    • no greater than 82ish F (27.8ish C) air temperature - 4 inches above ground on the warm end
    • no greater than 75 F (23.9 C) air temperature - 4 inches above ground on the cool end

    Leave the heat mat/UTH on 24/7. If you wish, during the night turn off overhead lighting/heating (~12 hours on and ~12 hours off) unless ambient room temperatures drop lower than 67ish*F (19.4*C).
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

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