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    Hello, I just got a leopard gecko on Sunday. I want to know if her tail is big enough or if it needs to be fattened up a bit. Thanks!
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    I haven’t been on here in a while, but I’m nervous. I’m not sure if I should be or not. My leopard gecko Rainye didn’t want to eat yesterday. It wasn’t like her. I tried feeding her today again but not even a bit of interest. I just got her about 4 weeks ago and she is a year old. She just shed about 2 or 3 days ago. She loved her crickets but today she just don’t eat. PLEASE REPLY

    Do you think she’s partially blind?

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    Rainye is in good porportions for a 1 year old leo. Don't worry.

    1 yo leos often eat about 3 times per week.

    What exact brand supplements does she get? What name? How often?
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 04-18-2020 at 09:09 PM.
    "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)
    Thanks rainye20 thanked for this post

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    Rainye is kept on Zoo Med’s Reptivite Multivitamins, Zoo Med’s Calcium With D3, and Zoo Med’s Calcium Without D3. She has still not eaten tonight, and, for some reason, she kept trying to get out of the tank. Her temperatures are correct, so I don’t know. Other than those she’s fine. She did just shed about 3-4 days ago. I also saw these two things on her stomach. They were whitish-pinkish. Do you think she has eggs?

    By the way, she is the only leopard gecko I have and wasn’t kept with a male. She would just have infertile eggs if she did lay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainye20 View Post
    Rainye is kept on Zoo Med’s Reptivite Multivitamins, Zoo Med’s Calcium With D3, and Zoo Med’s Calcium Without D3. She has still not eaten tonight, and, for some reason, she kept trying to get out of the tank. Her temperatures are correct, so I don’t know. Other than those she’s fine. She did just shed about 3-4 days ago. I also saw these two things on her stomach. They were whitish-pinkish. Do you think she has eggs?

    By the way, she is the only leopard gecko I have and wasn’t kept with a male. She would just have infertile eggs if she did lay.
    What you see in her stomach may be infertile eggs. Many times females reabsorb eggs like these.

    Zoo Med's Reptivite multivitamins withOUT D3?

    1. How long is Rainye?
    2. What size is her enclosure?
    3. What do you feed her insects & worms?


    Use Schedule 124 for your 1 yo Rainye -- just Monday, Wednesday, & Friday for supplementing and for feeding.

    Weekly Schedule 124 for Leopard Geckos 0-12 months old
    (withOUT UVB)
    Early stage metabolic bone disease (MBD) symptoms include uneven (lopsided) gait, walking on one or both "elbows", bowed limbs, belly dragging, and an underbite.
    The Reptile Supply Company based in Lodi, California stocks Zoo Med's ReptiVite multivitamins withOUT D3.
    Feed lightly dusted prey 3x per week.

    • Monday > > crickets or dubia lightly dusted with Zoo Med's Repti Calcium with D3
    • [Tuesday > > mealworms, superworms, or black soldier fly larvae (Phoenix worms) > > no dusting]
    • Wednesday > > crickets or dubia lightly dusted with pure precipitated calcium carbonate withOUT D3 (Zoo Med's Repti Calcium or NOW human brand calcium)
    • [Thursday > > mealworms, superworms, or black soldier fly larvae (Phoenix worms) > > no dusting]
    • Friday > > crickets or dubia lightly dusted with Zoo Med's ReptiVite multivitamins withOUT D3
    • [Saturday > > mealworms, superworms, or black soldier fly larvae (Phoenix worms) > > no dusting]
    • Sunday > > no food or free choice > > no dusting
    Are these her temps?
    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 dry hide ground temperature: 88-92 F (31.1-33.3 C) inside a leo's warm dry hide.
    • Warm humid/moist hide: Also place the humid hide 100% on top of the heat mat. Keep temperatures similar to the warm dry hide.
    • Cool dry hide 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).
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 04-18-2020 at 09:44 PM.
    "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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    1. Rainye is about 8 inches long.
    2. She has a 20 gallon long tank.
    3. I feed her crickets, but I will be getting mealworms as well soon.

    I do use the Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule for her. For the warm side it is between 88-91 degrees Fahrenheit. I do use a thermostat for the UTH.
    Today is the 4th day she hasn’t eaten. I’ll try again later tonight. Do you think getting mealworms might help her get back to eating?
    Thank you for replying. It’s so helpful.

    I also don’t have multivitamins without d3. Is with d3 okay for now?
    Last edited by rainye20; 04-18-2020 at 04:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainye20 View Post
    1. Rainye is about 8 inches long.
    2. She has a 20 gallon long tank.
    3. I feed her crickets, but I will be getting mealworms as well soon.

    I do use the Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule for her. For the warm side it is between 88-91 degrees Fahrenheit. I do use a thermostat for the UTH.
    Today is the 4th day she hasn’t eaten. I’ll try again later tonight. Do you think getting mealworms might help her get back to eating?
    Thank you for replying. It’s so helpful.

    I also don’t have multivitamins without d3. Is with d3 okay for now?
    You're welcome.
    Perhaps she's tired of crickets? If mealworms don't jumpstart her appetite, let's try hornworms.

    1. Rainye is still growing.
    2. A 20 long enclosure is great!
    3. Have you a special dry diet to feed Rainye's insects and worms besides certain veggies and fruits?

    It's fine. It's important to only supply a D3 supplement @ 1 feeding per week. I'll adapt Rainye's schedule.

    Weekly Schedule 124 for Leopard Geckos 0-12 months old
    (withOUT UVB)
    adapted for 1 year old leo Rainye
    Early stage metabolic bone disease (MBD) symptoms include uneven (lopsided) gait, walking on one or both "elbows", bowed limbs, belly dragging, and an underbite.
    The Reptile Supply Company based in Lodi, California stocks Zoo Med's ReptiVite multivitamins withOUT D3.
    Feed lightly dusted prey 3x per week.

    • Monday > > crickets or dubia lightly dusted with Zoo Med's Reptivite multivitamins with D3
    • Wednesday > > crickets or dubia lightly dusted with pure precipitated calcium carbonate withOUT D3 (Zoo Med's Repti Calcium or NOW human brand calcium)
    • Friday > > crickets or dubia lightly dusted with pure precipitated calcium carbonate withOUT D3 (Zoo Med's Repti Calcium or NOW human brand calcium)
    • Sunday > > no food or free choice > > no dusting
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 04-21-2020 at 02:04 AM.
    "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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    Rainye laid two eggs in her humid hide. I got her about 4 weeks ago, and she might’ve been with another male and a few females. I did candlelight the eggs. The one looks like it’s infertile, but the other one looks like it has a bit of pink. What should I do?

    Rainye did start to eat again this morning, thankfully

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainye20 View Post
    Rainye laid two eggs in her humid hide. I got her about 4 weeks ago, and she might’ve been with another male and a few females. I did candlelight the eggs. The one looks like it’s infertile, but the other one looks like it has a bit of pink. What should I do?

    Rainye did start to eat again this morning, thankfully
    Eating =

    Do you wish to raise leos? If one egg is fertile, expect more fertile eggs soon. If you don't wish to breed leos, freeze fertile eggs. Then toss them. That's OK.

    Here's a good dry diet to feed Rainye's insects and/or worms. Aliza (GU's acpart) uses this already ground dry diet from "Professional Reptiles" for her insect and worm food as well as for her mealworm/superworm bedding.

    "The bedding, obviously, doubles as gutload. When most of the bedding has turned into droppings, I either add some of the original stuff or sift out all the droppings and put in new bedding. This is easier to do with superworms since they're bigger. Sometimes I lose tiny mealworms in the sifting process."

    Gutload Ingredients for Bugs & Worms......thanks to Olimpia -- August 2013

    "A commercial gut loading food like Bug Burger or Superload (both by Repashy), Cricket Crack, Dinofuel, etc. is going to make your life easier AND provide a nutritious diet to your crickets at the same time. Avoid Fluker's gutloads, as they are super feeble in their formulas.

    "If you opt for making your own gutload at home, here is a list of great ingredients to use:
    Best: mustard greens, turnip greens, dandelion flowers & leaves, collard greens, escarole lettuce, papaya, watercress, and alfalfa.
    Good: sweet potato, carrots, oranges, mango, butternut squash, kale, apples, beet greens, blackberries, bok choy, and green beans.
    Dry food: bee pollen, organic non-salted sunflower seeds, spirulina, dried seaweed, flax seed, and organic non-salted almonds.
    Avoid as much as possible: potatoes, cabbage, iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, spinach, broccoli, tomatoes, corn, grains, beans, oats, bread, cereal, meat, eggs, dog food, cat food, fish food, canned or dead insects, vertebrates."
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 04-20-2020 at 03:44 PM.
    "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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    Thank you. I never really thought I would raise more. I’m not sure really. I don’t think one more would hurt, but I would never want three leos. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting this. I’d just feel really bad for freezing them. But I guess it’s alright.
    Thank you for the help, I really appreciate it

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