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    Exclamation Leopard gecko screams then licks her butt??


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    This has happened twice maybe in the last two weeks. I hear almost a scream or a croak from my 4 year old leopard gecko. When I look over, she's licking her butt when she hasn't pooped that day. She's still pooping and eating regularly and being her normal self. I was wondering if it's parasites or possibly if it could be eggs? I got her about 3 months ago, so I'm not sure about her ovulation cycle. She has a pretty big belly, but I'm not sure if she's just gaining some weight. She seems fine but she's very skittish and whenever I hold her with any pressure or closed hands she screams, so I don't think checking her for eggs would work well. If anyone has any insight on what's going on with her or even tricks to check for eggs that wouldn't freak her out would be appreciated!!

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    Welcome aboard, buttersthegecko!

    Please share a photo of Butters. Have you checked her feces for live worms?
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    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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    Yes I have actually, didn't find any worms!
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    Here's another picture that's a tad more recent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttersthegecko View Post
    Snapchat-1898930972.jpg

    Here's another picture that's a tad more recent.
    Butters' belly does look "full".

    IF Butters continues to behave uncomfortably, I recommend a vet visit. IF Butters does have parasites, these parasites could be too difficult to see with the naked eye.

    Here are tips for collecting a fresh stool sample.

    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 06-02-2020 at 04:11 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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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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    Hi buttersthegecko ~

    How is Butters doing?
    "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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