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    My 8-year old gecko has started to shed often and have bad sheds. I have had her for her whole life and this is completely new to me. Okay, so she stopped eating at January and has not eaten scince. Befor you tell me that im a horrible owner she has taken long brakes before, few years back she didn't eat anything from January to July. But now this is starting to worry me, she has always been chuncky gecko but now she has lost a lot of weight, she is not skinny but I fear that soon will be. She weighs 44g now. At the end of June she started to have bad sheds, nothing in her enclosure changed. Now she has shed 3 times during July and im quite sure she shouldn't shed that often. Today I forced her to take some fluid + vitamins and few mushed mealworms. She literally shed last week and now she's starting again. Parasites are pretty much out of picture because I can't think of anything where she could have get them. She has never laid eggs either. Her poops seem pretty dry and urate is really yellow. She is acting normally. Tempatures in terrarium are normal, ventilation is good, her wetbox is always wet, vitamin and calcium always available and so on. My other 2 geckos are doing fine and eating, it's only her who is having problems. What do you guys think? What could cause this and how can I help her?
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    I had a male gecko who used to do this every winter and would lose 20 grams. I would mash up super worms and feed him. He lived with me for 12 years and died unexpectedly for no reason I can see (during a period of time when he was eating). You could consider a vet visit, otherwise, keep offering food.

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    Thank you for answering! Some good news, she had a perfect shed and I got her to eat a huge cricket all by herself! I hope that she will now start to eat reguralry again. Maybe she just needed some help after such a long break.
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