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    Question 1st health concern. Impaction.


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    I picked up my leopard gecko and noticed it was expelling a piece of sphagnum moss. After working it out, she has been dragging her legs when walking but if I put her on my shoulder she seems to be able to move her tear legs. I read somewhere that constipation/impaction might cause this. Just looking for input. Thanks.

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    UPDATE: It looks like this is happening less it seems more pronounced on a smooth surface.
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    Is she pooping (look around, sometimes they hide it)? Have you removed the moss? Is she getting supplementation?

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    Got the moss out. Don’t think she pooped before that. Hasn’t pooped since. I tore down the tank and put her on paper towel to prevent ingesting anything undesirable. And there was calcium in tank admittedly didn’t dust the crickets every time.

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    The crickets don't need to be dusted every time. Also it's important that the calcium have vitamin D3 in it. I don't leave calcium in the enclosure (they can end up getting too much calcium). I use Repashy Calcium plus which is an all-in-one supplement (calcium, D3, vitamins) and dust my feeders every other feeding.

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    I hope your leo is improving day by day. Make certain your leo has fresh water every day!

    I don't recommend dusting a leo's feeders at every feeding either. I also don't leave pure calcium carbonate or any other supplement in the enclosure.

    May I ask how old your leo is? Which supplements are you using?
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    "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 <===

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