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    A "friend" of mine moved and could no longer care for his leopard gecko. Before receiving this gecko i was unsure what condition he would be in.
    This poor baby was severely neglected, he was not given water, was on the wrong substrate and who knows when he ate last. He has a very sweet and calm temperament but he is very underweight.
    My question is, has anyone ever experienced this, if so what are some things i can do to one, fatten him up and two, make up for the poor conditions he has been living in? I have ungraded his home and a thermostat is on it's to regulate temps.
    Any advice is appreciated.
    I've attached a picture of the poor boy but his is smaller in person.
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    Hi! Have you cared for leos in the past?

    This leo's weight is pretty good! He is not thin. How long is he?

    After you've given him a nice warm home, the next thing he needs is fresh water. Will he drink on his own?

    He needs to be well-hydrated prior to his first meal with you.
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    I have. I have 2 leos and a crested. But like i said in the post, that picture does not do him justice. You can see his spine. And i have given him fresh water but i have not seen him drink any yet. I'm not sure how long he is but he is smaller than both of my female geckos.

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    Also, according to him previous owner he is about 6 years old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesswess28 View Post
    I have. I have 2 leos and a crested. But like i said in the post, that picture does not do him justice. You can see his spine. And i have given him fresh water but i have not seen him drink any yet. I'm not sure how long he is but he is smaller than both of my female geckos.
    Since we don't know whether he's drinking, how about giving him a couple warm (~86*F) soaks today and maybe a couple more soaks tomorrow prior to feeding him. Make sure his feeders are well-hydrated too.

    Please also post a minute long video of him walking around.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> 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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