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    Hello I have a 6 month old leopard gecko who's had many problems. She hasn't gown much and I got her in August. But I looked at her stomach today and it looks strange can someone help me please? IMG_4026.jpg

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    Could you get a top down photo, becuase from this angle she looks like she has a really thin tail. also, what substrate is she on? she looks like she could have impaction. hope this helps.



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    It does look a bit swollen. Do you have access to a vet?
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    I'm aware she has a very thin tail, a few months ago her cage wasn't the right temperature for a very long time so she went a while without eating but I'm working on getting her tail fattened up. The substrate she is on is coconut fiber. I'm not sure if the vets around me help reptiles sadly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gucci_Foodz View Post
    I'm aware she has a very thin tail, a few months ago her cage wasn't the right temperature for a very long time so she went a while without eating but I'm working on getting her tail fattened up. The substrate she is on is coconut fiber. I'm not sure if the vets around me help reptiles sadly
    Is your leo gaining weight now?

    Are you currently meeting these temperatures?

    Temperatures - A temperature gradient from warm to cool maintains your leo's health. Here's a temperature guide for all leopard geckos as measured with the probe of a digital thermometer or a temp gun (and controlled by a thermostat set at 91*F/32.8*C).

    Place the thermostat's probe and a digital thermometer's probe together right on top of the substrate underneath the warm dry hide. If you use a UTH + a CHE you'll need 2 separate thermostats, because ground and air temperatures are substantially different.
    • Warm end ground temperature: 88-92 F (31.1-33.3 C) inside a leo's warm dry hide and his moist hide too!
    • Cool end ground temperature: 70ish-75 F (21.1-23.9 C) Usually the cool end ground temperature matches the room temperature where the enclosure sits.
    • no greater than 82ish F (27.8ish C) air temperature - 4 inches (10 cm) above ground on the warm end
    • no greater than 75 F (23.9 C) air temperature - 4 inches (10 cm) above ground on the cool end

    Leave the heat mat/UTH on 24/7. If you wish, during the night turn off overhead lighting/heating (~12 hours on and ~12 hours off) unless ambient room temperatures drop lower than 67ish*F (19.4*C).
    Just in case:
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    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)
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    Very slowly yes she's gaining weight and I have the correct temperatures now, she just needs to gain a bit more weight to be healthy besides her stomach looking like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gucci_Foodz View Post
    Very slowly yes she's gaining weight and I have the correct temperatures now, she just needs to gain a bit more weight to be healthy besides her stomach looking like that.
    About her belly: Was the redness caused from ever being too close to a heat source?

    "Baby steps" is ideal for an underweight leo. That's less stress on her body.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    No she hasn’t been too close to a heat source as I use a heating bulb that’s on the top of her cage
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