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    Default Help! my leopard gecko hasn't pooped in four nights!


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    I just switched to feeding him every other night. And he has been eating fine. I checked his stomach for any blue marks and found nothing. He seems healthy, his belly isn't harder than normal. I fed him a cricket that he held in his mouth for a little bit. But it was just a little bit bigger than normal. I have him on tile so he couldn't ingest anything. Thanks guys!
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    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited!

    Does your leo have access to fresh water 24/7 and a warm moist hide?

    How about buying him some nice juicy hornworms to give him moisture?

    For link 33 click: Hornworm Care Guidelines
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    He has fresh water, I get it everyday. I don't have a moist hide right now as it makes his tank very cramped. I heard he may be too young for hornworms as he is 6 months old. Although I could be wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkway View Post
    He has fresh water, I get it everyday. I don't have a moist hide right now as it makes his tank very cramped. I heard he may be too young for hornworms as he is 6 months old. Although I could be wrong
    : Your leo could be waiting to poop until you're not watching. If your leo is at all constipated, extra liquid will help him poop. That's why I've recommended hornworms. Hornworms contain 85% moisture.

    Do you live near a PetCo? PetCo now carries packages of 4 hornworms each for $10. Sometimes those packages actually contain more than 4. They are packaged by Timberline.

    Hornworms are very soft and squishy. Hornworms are easy to digest. They don't have tough exoskeletons like mealworms.

    As long as the hornworms are about 1 inch long your leo should have no trouble swallowing them.

    Hornworms grow quickly overnight. If you buy some, be sure to have a picnic cooler and ice pack handy like the link recommends.
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    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    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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    I'll see if he poops tonight, if not. I will go pick some up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkway View Post
    I'll see if he poops tonight, if not. I will go pick some up!
    Spray his enclosure well right now to hydrate him as best as possible.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    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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    Just found out he is shedding tonight. So I sprayed the tank more than usual. Do you think shedding could delay the process?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkway View Post
    Just found out he is shedding tonight. So I sprayed the tank more than usual. Do you think shedding could delay the process?
    Just found an fourm post that states that their leopard gecko doesn't poop a week before they shed

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    If you cannot fit a moist hide in there due to the tank being too cramped, I would look into getting a larger tank. You will need one eventually anyways. At minimum, I would recommend a 20 Gallon Long. It is quite important that a Gecko has access to a moist hide whenever they need it to prevent shedding issues.

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