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    Yoko and I are based in Los Angeles, she's a 4 year old albino leopard gecko.
    She keeps getting blockages and this one seems to be causing her some discomfort (straining, trying to bite at the area) I took her to a vet for this last year and she had antibiotics but I'm not sure if it's a recurring problem or she's just constipated. I feed her meal and wax worms and she's on a mixed substrate of bamboo soil and wood chips. I've tried soaking in warm water.
    It's hard to find exotic vets near me so am hoping someone here has an idea!

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    I recommend the following:
    --get rid of the wood chips. I have a feeling there is a direct connection between the chips and the impaction. If impaction continues, you may have to get rid of the bamboo soil as well
    --give her 1 drop of mineral oil to lick off her lips and see if that helps her to go. If not she will need another vet visit. Hopefully getting rid of the chips will resolve the problem in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoko View Post
    Yoko and I are based in Los Angeles, she's a 4 year old albino leopard gecko.
    "She" looks like a male.

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    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited! Since she is a male, perhaps some of the blockages are actually sperm plugs.

    Here's a link for finding a good exotics vet. There certainly must be some in Los Angeles.

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    She definitely looks like a boy, hope you can get him sorted out and definitely need a new substrate. I use non adhesive draw liners. Easy to clean and look like sand.

    He also looks like he has problems shedding his skin from his toes. Please keep an eye on him and when he still has skin on his toes, put him in a box with an a few CMs of warm water and leave him in it with a lid on for about 5-10 mins. Once done that use a cotton bud to get the skin off his toes.

    I have had the same problem with one of mine and has lost a few toes just like yours. Unfortunatley this had already happened before i noticed or knew how to prevent it.
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