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    Hi,
    Gecko hasn't eating for the past 3-4 days and I've just spotted dark/yellow stains at the back, around the start of his tail. She lives on paper towel and has all the temp she needs. Wondering what it could be or if anything can be done. She's 10+ y/o.20190811_171102.jpg

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    Hi ~

    A warm welcome to Geckos Unlimited.

    I don't know what could cause the dark yellow stains.

    Please try some tepid water soaks to help gently remove the stuck shed from her left rear foot. If you do that carefully she'll keep those toes and claws.

    Before you do those soaks, please prep the area by placing this leo in a humidity box for several hours. That will help loosen the stuck shed on her toes.
    • Take a plastic food storage container just a little bigger than your leo.
    • Poke ventilation holes in the box so your gecko can breathe.
    • Add several wet paper towels.
    • Spray the box and the lid.
    • Add the gecko.
    • Place this near a low wattage light bulb or better yet right on top of the leo's heat mat.
    • After several hours, test the skin around the toes with something like a tweezers.
    • The skin should come off easily.
    • Coconut oil from a health foods store may help to loosen the stuck skin too.

    For link 4 click: Humidity Box Assists for Stuck Shed
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    Hi,

    Thank you for the idea, I didn't think about trying to wash it off.

    As for her feet, she has been like this for years, previous owners helped her remove her shed. I will try this "humidity box" as you and I will comeback with more pictures.

    Thanks again,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikoconker View Post
    Hi,

    Thank you for the idea, I didn't think about trying to wash it off.

    As for her feet, she has been like this for years, previous owners helped her remove her shed. I will try this "humidity box" as you and I will comeback with more pictures.

    Thanks again,
    NM
    You're welcome. Is the stain from poop?

    The goal is to loosen the stuck shed first. The skin may come off layer by layer. See whether you can gently loosen it. That may save her remaining toes + their claws.
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    It does look like diarrhea to me. Check her droppings. If it is diarrhea and it persists, a vet visit will be important.

    Aliza

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