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    Unhappy Leopard gecko scratching! Help!


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    So since a couple days ago, my leopard gecko has started not eating and scratching on the glass of its terrarium and the floor. It's only when she's under the log(which is most of the time, now) she will come out every now and then almost like she wants me to get her something and seeing if I got it yet??? It HAS BEEN NON STOP. I'm worried and don't know what to do. Please help me! I had her for years and she just started this about 2 days ago. I do dust her food regularly. The pictures I attached kinda show what she's been doing. But, repeatedly scratching the glass.(sometimes hitting the paper towels under her which now has a hole in it)
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    Is he/she shedding? My leos do that when they are/about to shed.

    Has he/she been pooping?

    My leos do weird things all the time- I wouldn't worry.
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    I don't think she is shedding and I haven't seen any shed skin. Usually she turns whitish before. And, I'm pretty positive she's been pooping. But, she does continue to not eat and stay under her log, (comes out for like 15 secs every now and then) then will start scratching again.

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    I am not familiar with gecko breeding, but if she is a she for sure, could she have eggs and is looking for somewhere to dig and lay them? My only experience is with ball pythons, but occasionally a female that has never seen a male in her life will decide to lay eggs - sometimes when they are well into their teens in age too.
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    Yes, I've seen this behaviour before and I think she may be going to lay eggs. They don't have to be with a male to lay and will lay unfertilized eggs. They tend to scratch around to make a nest/place to lay them and this would put her off food temporarily.
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    Alright, well thanks for all the replies...Makes me a little less worried!

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    We all worry about our geckos (because we love them) and most of the time it's not necessary. If you look at her abdomen you might see eggs showing.

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