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    Rocky has been slowing down her eating for about two months now. She seems enthusiastic one second, is about to strike at her food, then gives up immediately after. She also seems to reluctantly and loosely bite it and not eat much. She is healthy, strong, and can be fairly active, but she seems to be held back by something. I figured it was just ovulation due to the reddish-white spot on her belly that hasn’t gone away, but now I fear it could be something a bit more sinister. Should I bring her to the vet or should I wait? She is beginning to worry me, she usually only eats about one cricket per feeding. What could this be? She looks healthy and well and is skittish when I take her out of her tank. I keep her on paper towels and change them frequently to avoid bacteria. Could this be stress? She also has the occasional grey poop, which I am sure isn’t urate.

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    Maybe she doesn't want more crickets? I know leopard geckos are sometimes picky, so that could be it? Take her to the vet anyways just to make sure she's okay and try changing her diet instead of crickets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tropixalia View Post
    Maybe she doesn't want more crickets? I know leopard geckos are sometimes picky, so that could be it? Take her to the vet anyways just to make sure she's okay and try changing her diet instead of crickets.
    She’s never been like that since 2 months ago, and I just started giving her crickets because she would t eat dubia roaches or mealworms. She just isn’t hungry.

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    I have had geckos on hunger strikes sometimes for months and end up OK. If you're really worried, a vet visit certainly wouldn't hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    I have had geckos on hunger strikes sometimes for months and end up OK. If you're really worried, a vet visit certainly wouldn't hurt.

    Aliza
    I agree. I think I’ll give the vet a ring if she loses more than a few grams in a week. Right now, she is 45 grams, which isn’t too bad for her size at all.
    Last edited by Sl7therin; 04-25-2019 at 07:35 AM. Reason: Autocorrect.

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