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    My poor baby hasn't been eating or pooping for the past couple days but he did have a large meal a few days ago and hasn't pooped anything out. I have given him warm baths/soaks and his belly doesn't show any signs of impaction. He's also been pooping only urates and no poop. I'm worried it might be parasites but that'll help explain why he's not eating. I'm planning to take him to the vet in 1/2 days.

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    Hi ~

    Maybe your leo is digesting his last meal -- the large meal you mention? It's not unusual for a gecko to take a few days off from eating.

    Massage his belly in a neck-to-vent fashion during his tepid (86*F) soaks.

    What did you feed him then? How old is he?

    Have you verified his enclosure temps lately?

    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) inside a leo's warm dry hide and his moist hide too!
    • 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).
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