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    I just got my leopard gecko a couple of days ago itís very young, and it has a dark belly I keep it on reptile carpet, it has all the hides it needs and has a proper tank with heating, Ive seen a lot of posts on dark bellyís but none of them look the way that my Leoís belly does Iím very worried about it, heís very aware, has been consistently eating And I have been dusting it food with calcium(mealworms and crickets) I learned that the meal worms I was giving were too big but it seems to have passed them, it has been going to the bathroom normally and just shed today, it never seems to explore itís enclosure(only on the first night I got it) and just stays in itís hides but every time I handle it itís very active. I just need some reassurance 71D9BBE7-4778-41E1-B855-E076906206BE.jpgB3C7D0FA-A7E1-45C9-98E1-78269AF860E5.jpg71D9BBE7-4778-41E1-B855-E076906206BE.jpgB3C7D0FA-A7E1-45C9-98E1-78269AF860E5.jpg

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    It has been ages since I had a gecko that small, so I may not be remembering correctly, but that doesn’t look normal to me. I would recommend trying to see a vet to check for parasites. What were the conditions it was in before you got it? If you’ve only had it a couple of days, this probably started there.
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    I got it from petsmart, I know it’s not the best place but I wanted to give it a better life, it was on reptile carpet and had most of what it needed and seemed to be fed regularly, another warning sign for me which is why I’m so worried is that it was on discount, I know nothing more of what conditions it was in before that

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    I would also recommend that you take it to a reptile vet.

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    Here's a link for finding an exotics/reptile vet.

    Here's supplement Schedule 124 especially for young leopard geckos.
    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

    Link 81 is a proven leopard gecko care sheet that describes leo setup, ideal enclosure temps, and so on.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

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