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    Hi my son has a 8-9 month leopard gecko which has recently shed his skin and is eating and pooping ok. His vivarium is warm with a light on daytime so temperature around 29-30 ceclius daytime. He has calci-dust with his mealworms and occasionally has crickets or a wax worm. His tail seems rather thin though and he has a blue 'spot' on his belly which concerns us. Obviously going to a vet is expensive so asking here first for advice. Will try a warm bath with a massage as seen that others suggested that... hoping it's not mites or parasites...my son is really upset!
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    What substrate is he on?

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    He is on a carpet since we got him in February

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    I would say it looks like impaction, but he is on repti-carpet. Stick-tail disease is a possibility. I would get him to a reptile vet ASAP, he is quite skinny.

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    Ok thanks...

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    here is a website that will help you.

    https://azeah.com/lizards/cryptosporidiosis

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    Quote Originally Posted by JessBless View Post
    Hi my son has a 8-9 month leopard gecko which has recently shed his skin and is eating and pooping ok. His vivarium is warm with a light on daytime so temperature around 29-30 ceclius daytime. He has calci-dust with his mealworms and occasionally has crickets or a wax worm. His tail seems rather thin though and he has a blue 'spot' on his belly which concerns us. Obviously going to a vet is expensive so asking here first for advice. Will try a warm bath with a massage as seen that others suggested that... hoping it's not mites or parasites...my son is really upset!
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    He is on a carpet since we got him in February
    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited! Your son's leo is in very poor shape.

    Leos digest their prey best with a heat mat. Leopard geckos thrive on belly heat.
    • Have you a photo from February when you got your leo? Please share.
    • Please share the exact brand and type of powdered supplements your leo gets.
    • Please post a photo of your leo's setup.

    These ground temperatures need to be matched if your leo is to digest his prey.

    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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    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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

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    He most likely has parasites. You need a vet right away for a fecal test and treatment.

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