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    Hello Geckos Unlimited Community,
    I got my gecko about a month and a half ago he is I believe about 2 months old, I noticed his belly is a little bit blue and I wanted to make sure he is not impacted. It has been about 4 days since he last pooped. Before that he was pooping quite regularly however he began a routine of pooping on me every other day that I held him. His last poop was very large and wet. I believe him not pooping in 4 days is not the biggest of deals, his belly being more blue than usual is so I just wanted to check with you guys to make sure he is ok. As far as his attitude, he is still very energetic and he is still eating very well. We feed him small mealworms. His cage substrate is repticarpet and paper towels He has a 20 gallon tank with a hot spot fluctuating from 85 to 94. He has a humid hide, cold hide and hot hide and a water bowl. I attached some photos for you guys to see, if you need me to take higher quality pictures I can. Thank you in advanceloki.jpgpotato.jpgloki.jpgpotato.jpg
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    Are you absolutely sure "he" is a "he"? I see possible signs of ovulation which can affect appetite and/or pooping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    Are you absolutely sure "he" is a "he"? I see possible signs of ovulation which can affect appetite and/or pooping.

    Aliza
    I have no idea of the gender of my gecko, I just kinda call him a "he" because its easier, I am not sure of the exact age of the gecko but at what point do you think I would be able to tell for sure that it is a he or a she. Also do you think it is ovulation and not impaction? Thank you for the response

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    It depends on the gecko as far as telling gender, and it also depends on your eyes (mine aren't so good). Google "sexing leopard geckos" and look at the pictures. Also google "leopard gecko ovulation" and compare the pink spheres in the picture to what I'm seeing in your gecko's belly.

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    Sexing Leopard Geckos -- A leopard gecko's gender can be confirmed when that leo is over 5 inches in total length. That may happen when the leo is near 6 months old. Males can be distinguished from females by a distinct /\-shaped row of pores above the vent and by two hemipenal bulges below the vent. To see their vents, potential male pores, and hemipenal bulges gently press their bodies up against the glass. They'll squirm if you try to turn them over.
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