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    Question 2 Y/o female constipated


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    My 2 year old female leo was really sick and lethargic a while back, and was not pooping or eating for weeks. I got advice on here, she got better and pooped a few times, but now she hasn't pooped for 3 or 4 weeks. But this time, she's very active, alert and eager to eat, but I'm concerned about her gut. I don't feed her on a schedule, so I feed her based on if she seems hungry, every couple days. Lately I've been feeding her less because she has not been pooping, but may be passing urates. Over the past couple weeks she's eaten about 10 mealworms, and a dubia roach. I would feed her more dubias but they got too big for her to eat so her diet is mostly mealworms. I'm going to be giving her warm baths, and I'll check to see if she just switched her bathroom spot. Any advice would be appreciated!

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    Hello Geckoliv3 ~

    Here's the 3rd video you shared on your former thread.
    Quote Originally Posted by Geckoliv3 View Post

    On your 3rd video on May 11, 2021 notice that Daphne's right front "arm" is folding under her body as she walks. That causes her to lean to one side. That's an early sign of Metabolic Bone Disease!

    Please share a current 60 second video that shows both sides of Daphne walking.

    Daphne needs 3 separate hides: warm DRY, warm HUMID, & cool DRY.

    1. What is the floor/ground temp inside Daphne's warm DRY hide? An analog (circle) thermometer ONLY shows ballpark temps. Can you get a yellow Zoo Med digital thermometer with a probe? PetCo carries those for about $10.
    2. Have you been lightly dusting her prey with Repashy's Calcium Plus multivitamins on a regular schedule? WithOUT a regular source of vitamin D3, she may become D3 deficient. It's important to offer a leo food on a regular basis too.
      3. Repashy's Calcium Plus multivitamins -- Feeding & Supplementing ADULT leopard geckos ~ Feed 2x per week.
      • Mondays ~ feed (no dusting)
      • Thursdays ~ feed & dust prey with Repashy's Calcium Plus (all-in-one) multivitamins
    3. Daphne will be better off when you supply regular dusting with reputable products instead of leaving ANY supplement in her enclosure. There's always a chance of ODing on the supplements IF left up to the lizard.
    4. How often do you see her basking under the low watt halogen bulb?
    5. Does she have a separate UVB source?
    6. Did you relocate Daphne's humid hide to the warm end of her enclosure? Warmth & humidity go hand-in-hand?

    In addition to what I mentioned on your May 2021 thread, can you purchase some very small hornworms for her? Last I saw PetCo was selling hornworms in 4-packs. Hornworms are full of moisture. They may help especially if she's dehydrated. Hornworms mushroom in size just about overnight.

    For link 33 click: Hornworm Care Guidelines
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 07-31-2021 at 02:19 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    ===> 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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    Geckoliv3, I've merged your two threads into this one, since it's the same gecko, and most likely a continuation of the same problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geckoliv3 View Post
    In your 1st video I see a similar developing problem with the left front arm -- beginnings of MBD.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 07-31-2021 at 02:26 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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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 <===

    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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    Hi Geckoliv3 ~

    I'd love to hear from you regarding your leo Daphne.

    Please let us know how she is doing.


    Thanks,
    Liz
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    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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