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    so my one of my leopard geckos ( year old, male ) hasn't pooped recently, which i didn't think much of at first because i had moved around where i set up my geckos' tanks around a week ago. i've been monitoring him and he's been moving around and acting normal, but this morning i found these little urate ' stones ' almost? they're little white specs that i assume are urates and a little brown one as well which i assume is feces. i found a few of these where he usually poops which makes me think he was trying to go but couldn't.

    just want to make sure that he's okay and not potentially impacted
    ( he's on paper towels so it wouldn't be caused by substrate if it were to be impaction )

    pics below of what he passed

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    I would keeping an eye on him for a bit longer, seeing if he's eating, and noticing if he keeps going into the poop area and "trying". If he still seems to be having problems, you could put one drop of oil (like olive oil) on his nose for him to lick and that might grease the works. If it's not constipation it may be that he's not eating much right now.

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    he seems to be eating just fine, he actually shed a while ago the same day he was supposed to be fed so i gave him a little less than the amount of mealworms i give him, just to not over feed him knowing he was gonna eat his shed too. since then though he wasn’t pooped the 2 meals he had prior along with his shed. his tummy looks full and i’m also not sure if i should keep feeding him as much as i do right now? since he’s 7.5 inches long i give him around 10 or so mealworms. the last day i fed him he ate a good amount and then refused the rest i offered which he usually doesn’t do ( he’s a fiend when it comes to food ) so i thought that was odd. it doesn’t seem like he tried to go again, but i just want to make sure he’s not in pain or having tummy troubles. i’ll definitely use some olive oil on his nose to see if that helps him out. thank you!!! : )
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