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    Hi Everyone!

    I got a 3 month old baby Leo 6 days ago and he has yet to poop. He eats extremely well, heís been eating 7-10 small mealworms or 6-7 small dubias each night. I have his warm hide setup ranging from 88-94 depending on where on the UTH side heís sitting on. I have a moist hide at around 80 degrees and a cool hide around 74 degrees. Heís kept on a Reptle ďsandĒ mat so thereís no loose substrate.

    Humidity ranges from 50-60. He shed completely today with no problems which is great!

    My only concern is the no pooping. Iíve given him a warm 15 minute soak both yesterday and today. I also dabbed a bit of olive oil on his nose tonight in the hopes that itíll help him poop.

    Should I continue to feed him even though he isnít passing anything? Also, when should I start to consider a vet trip?8AC52FDB-AA34-4050-8E34-6738E0E713D6.jpg42BBFE52-1AE6-478D-86B0-70FA1453DC7B.jpg

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    Have you checked the cage really carefully, like inside all the hides including the humid hide? I have geckos who only like to poop inside their hides. Sometimes they go right up against the side of the enclosure and it's hard to find it.

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    I have, unfortunately nothing :/

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    Maybe you'll discover feces next morning?

    My only concern is the no pooping. I’ve given him a warm 15 minute soak both yesterday and today. I also dabbed a bit of olive oil on his nose tonight in the hopes that it’ll help him poop.
    In addition to his 15 minute warm soak + olive oil, gently massage his tummy in a throat-to-vent manner during each soak.
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    Thanks for the reply! I actually did massage his belly a bit yesterday as well. I included a photo of his belly (the best I could get) does it look impacted?

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    Would anyone else be able to weigh in? He sill hasn’t pooped and it’s been a full week since I’ve had him. He’s still very food motivated as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zubino View Post
    Thanks for the reply! I actually did massage his belly a bit yesterday as well. I included a photo of his belly (the best I could get) does it look impacted?
    Quote Originally Posted by Zubino View Post
    Would anyone else be able to weigh in? He sill hasn’t pooped and it’s been a full week since I’ve had him. He’s still very food motivated as well.
    You're welcome.
    • When did you last feed him?
    • Is there some chance a particle from your sand mat might have come loose?
    • Where is your moist hide located? If the moist hide sits right on top of the heat mat just like the warm dry hide does, that will help your leo stay hydrated.

    I see a darkish area in your leo's lower stomach. Does that particular area feel hard or soft?

    How about giving him several more drops of olive or vegetable oil today? See whether that helps.

    Here's a vet link: https://arav.site-ym.com/search/custom.asp?id=3661
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 06-24-2020 at 11:29 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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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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