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    Wink Orange/Yellow Urates, lethargic, hiding a lot! PLEASE HELP!


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    IMG-3953.jpghi I'm fairly new to this sight and was wondering if anyone could answer my questions about what may be up with my gecko!

    I got him in April of 2019 and he has absolutely been perfect up until the beginning of his last shed! He is currently in a ten gallon until I can upgrade to a 20, but I am using an undertank heating pad as well as an over head heat lamp. (habitat stays between 85-90 degrees F). His normal diet consist of crickets and occasionally mealworms and wax worms! I have regularly used reptisafe in his water supply.

    from the start of the shedding process this go around, I could clearly see he was having more trouble than usual shedding his skin!I also noticed his rates look a little off, they have an orange dish color to them and he has also become very lethargic! still eating but never comes out of his hide like he used too!

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    A warm welcome to Geckos Unlimited! You've got a lovely yellow leo!

    Please share your supplement schedule -- brands, exact names, and frequency you use such.

    You may not even need Reptisafe. I lived in central Seattle for years before I relocated to the North Oregon Coast. I always use tap water -- sometimes aged -- for all my geckos.
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    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited!

    Completely agree with Elizabeth about the Reptisafe. As long as you let your water sit out for a little while the chlorine will evaporate.

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    First and foremost - get the tape out of the enclosure - tape + thin gecko skin = very bad

    Also, yes the chlorine will evaporate, but if your city uses chloramine to treat the water (chlorine + ammonia) then the chlorine is much more stable and does not as easily off-gas, and if/when it does you are left with water high in ammonia - usually more of a problem with fish and amphibians, but I use reverse osmosis spring water. This will usually mention that minerals have been added back in which is fine.

    Other than that- Elizabeth is right: what supplements, schedule, etc are you using
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