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    My leopard gecko's about 4/5 months old and he hasn't ate for 2 days, but he has still pooped and is very active. I'm not sure if this is because of him having a big meal one day or something, but I'm getting worried. His tank temperatures are fine and in range. He also doesn't seem to have lost any weight either. I tried looking this up but nothing pops up.

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    Hi ~

    Sometimes leos just don't feel like eating. As you've mentioned, your leo may still be full from his previous meal. Not eating for 2 days is really nothing to worry about as long as he's maintaining his weight. Keep offering him food.

    From roughly 6 months old leos don't eat as frequently as when they were younger.

    What are you usually feeding him? What do you feed the feeders?
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    I feed him mealworms and crickets, gutloading them with potatoes. I was handling him today and noticed he had armpit bubbles so I'll be removing his calcium (without D3) bowl thing for a while and try to feed him until I notice they're gone. Would that be fine or are the bubbles okay?

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    I'm sure Elizabeth will give you more details shortly about the armpit bubbles too, but with regards to the potatoes for gutloading...not a good choice. Check out the links in Elizabeth's signature with regards to ideas for what to use for gutloading your feeder insects.

    Just to clarify, I'm not saying the Potatoes would have caused the armpit bubbles. Just that they are poor nutritionally for your feeder insects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tropixalia View Post
    I feed him mealworms and crickets, gutloading them with potatoes. I was handling him today and noticed he had armpit bubbles so I'll be removing his calcium (without D3) bowl thing for a while and try to feed him until I notice they're gone. Would that be fine or are the bubbles okay?
    Thanks for sharing. We are what we eat and so are our geckos.

    How are you supplementing? Exact brands and names will be helpful.

    I don't think armpit bubbles are desirable. My 15.5 yo female leo has never had any. I've read they're caused by high fat diets or by over-supplementing. Mealworms are significantly higher in fat than crickets.


    Since you live in the USA, how about getting some Pro Gutload 24/7 dry diet by Professional Reptiles to feed your leo's crickets and mealworms? Be sure to keep mealworms in a different bedding than what they came in. The very same Pro Gutload diet makes an excellent bedding/food for your mealworms too.

    Dry Diet: For the 24/7 dry cricket diet use a good food (~16% protein, less than 5% fat, moderate fiber) that also contains vitamin D3, vitamin A acetate (retinol) or vitamin A palmitate, and vitamin B12!

    Finely grind these pellets in a Krups coffee/spice grinder or place the pellets in a plastic bag and pound them with a hammer.

    Choose many foods from this list instead of potatoes. Your leo will thank you!

    #6---Gutload Ingredients for Bugs & Worms......thanks to Olimpia -- August 2013
    "A commercial gut loading food like Bug Burger or Superload (both by Repashy), Cricket Crack, Dinofuel, etc. is going to make your life easier AND provide a nutritious diet to your crickets at the same time. Avoid Fluker's gutloads, as they are super feeble in their formulas."

    "If you opt for making your own gutload at home, here is a list of great ingredients to use:
    Best: mustard greens, turnip greens, dandelion flowers & leaves, collard greens, escarole lettuce, papaya, watercress, and alfalfa.
    Good: sweet potato, carrots, oranges, mango, butternut squash, kale, apples, beet greens, blackberries, bok choy, and green beans.
    Dry food: bee pollen, organic non-salted sunflower seeds, spirulina, dried seaweed, flax seed, and organic non-salted almonds.
    Avoid as much as possible: potatoes, cabbage, iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, spinach, broccoli, tomatoes, corn, grains, beans, oats, bread, cereal, meat, eggs, dog food, cat food, fish food, canned or dead insects, vertebrates."
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 07-08-2019 at 05:57 PM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

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

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)
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