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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    I have had a lot of leopard geckos. Some seem to have a body type with giant belly or tail. If you're already cutting down on feeding and she's not on a substrate that she can ingest, then I don't know that there's any more you can do. I don't know why she got so freaked out while she was sitting on you. If she was upset for some unknown reason, it doesn't surprise me that she bit you; it's happened to me often. I guess that sometimes something in the environment can signal danger to that little reptile brain and it has nothing to do with her experience of life, it's just instinct.

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    Thanks Aliza, I am starting to think it might be a winter weight fluctuation or possibly just her body type. I don't brumate my animals that are under a year or going through their first reason so they can develop healthily, but will do it for proper adults because of these weight fluctuations!

    She is on a loose substrate, however as an adult animal that is perfectly healthy, is fed on a solid surface without any substrate on, and one that defecates regularly, I am not concerned about impaction. I know there is massive debate and controversy surrounding the substrate issue, but I use one that simulates their wild substrate and has no sand particulates. I wouldn't risk it with an animal younger than 6 months or one that was unhealthy.

    Behaviour wise I am guessing she must have been spooked by something, it's the only logical conclusion. Possibly my gargoyle gecko hunting something as she jumps around quite a lot or even her own reflection! Quite surprising that my first bite from a reptile is from my most handleable �� may have also been a scent change or the fact there is a new animal in the room. Funny little creatures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geopard Lecko View Post
    my wife was laying down an i put one of our girls on the bed an she started crawling on to my wife who was under the blanket an when my wife sat up it did spook her an she did some tail wagging but i talked to her an put my hand down in front of her an let her walk on to it. i guess what im saying is they do get spooked some times an its probably nothing you did wrong.
    Thanks Geopard Lecko, I'm sure it will continue to be a rare occurrence. I'll only bother her to take a full length photo tomorrow and then leave her alone just to be sure she's alright. Amazing that they can bit hard enough to draw blood but that you can't really feel it happen!
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