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    Default How to tell the difference between a lazy gecko and lethargic gecko


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    So, this isn’t an emergency question- more of a general “what should I look for” question.

    My Leo Firefly has never been the most active gecko, in fact, she’s discovered that if she stays still, the crickets will run close enough to her so she can grab them with little movement. She’s ovulating at the moment (I can see the eggs) so she’s just spending a bit more time sleeping than she usually does. But that brought up the question- what is the difference between a lazy gecko and a lethargic gecko?

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    To some extent, I think it's a question of semantics. A better phrasing would be a lazy gecko vs. a sick gecko. I'd guess that any gecko that doesn't move around much and has diarrhea (especially if it's pooping where it's lying instead of going to the poop corner) and/or is visibly losing weight quickly is a sick gecko. Any other gecko is likely a "lazy" gecko.

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    Okay then! I had a gecko pass from what I assume was crypto- I didn’t get a necropsy- so I’m on edge.

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    If the gecko had watery stools, lost weight and died very skinny, it could have been crypto. If you have other geckos, please get them tested so you know.

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    Stools were never watery, although she did die very skinny (she was 2-3 grams when she died. And was five months old.) and lost weight. I plan on getting the other two that shared the same room as her tested

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