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    Here's a picture of one of my gecko's first meal in at least 2 months. Notice that she's pretty hefty. Geckos sometimes go on hunger strikes for weeks or months, especially ovulating females during breeding season. As long as the gecko isn't visibly losing a lot of weight IT'S OK!

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    My female has been fasting on and off for about 3ish months- she'll eat one or two superworms or a roach maybe once a week to 10 days then go two weeks without. Not even super interested in hornworms or silk worms. Hasn't lost any weight and still has normal urates and stools.
    She's also quite a hefty girl and had been on reduced feedings, but at this point she's self-limiting
    I got super worried about her and she had a vet check up, x-ray, and a fecal test, but was clear of everything obvious- so I just have to trust that she knows what she's doing.
    Still licks the vitamins / calcium off the prey even if she doesn't eat it too.
    She's about 18 months old now and 94g
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpottedDragon View Post
    My female has been fasting on and off for about 3ish months- she'll eat one or two superworms or a roach maybe once a week to 10 days then go two weeks without. Not even super interested in hornworms or silk worms. Hasn't lost any weight and still has normal urates and stools.
    She's also quite a hefty girl and had been on reduced feedings, but at this point she's self-limiting
    I got super worried about her and she had a vet check up, x-ray, and a fecal test, but was clear of everything obvious- so I just have to trust that she knows what she's doing.
    Still licks the vitamins / calcium off the prey even if she doesn't eat it too.
    She's about 18 months old now and 94g
    What a resourceful leo!
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