white spots on female leopard gecko underbelly

izzybpb

New member
Okay, so there will be a lot of photos in this post and hopefully I will be able to explain my concerns well. Last night, I was watching my female leopard gecko Gizmo go over to her potty area to see if she was pooping normally and I looked under the tank with a flashlight and noticed two white dots in her underbelly. Getting photos was difficult and when I picked her up to check her out, the white spots that I noticed seemed to disappear. I’ve included many photos of her underbelly, all edited slightly to increase saturation/definition/contrast so you can better see what im talking about.

*Note: the first two photos are the edited and unedited versions of last night when I first noticed the white dots. The rest of the photos are from today after she has taken a normal-looking poop.

Also, in general, does her underbelly look normal? Specifically in the photos where im holding her. Is she gravid/ovulating? She’s never been exposed to a male gecko, except when she was very young - she was housed with multiple other geckos at the place I rescued her from.
She has recently pooped and everything looks normal, and her appetite is fine.
Last night before i checked her underbelly I did notice her wandering around her tank a lot and staring around, and she randomly made a little squeak/chirp noise, which isn't exactly out of the ordinary for her. Could she be calling to a male?

also, if anyone has advice on how to attach photos to these posts that don't end up making them look like trash, please lmk

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Lizardian

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Hard to tell, but it's possible. They can lay unfertilized eggs without ever being exposed to a male. Normally egg spots look a little larger but I suppose it could just be early in development.

If not eggs then it could just be urate passing through.

EDIT: I read your post a little closer and it probably was just urates. I'm no expert by far, but to me her belly and stuff looks normal :)
 
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acpart

Active member
I agree it's most likely pee and poop before it comes out. Some female geckos do ovulate and lay eggs (one of mine just did it in the poop area). Ovulation looks like pink spheres and eggs are large white ovals, all bigger than what you're seeing.

Aliza
 

izzybpb

New member
Hard to tell, but it's possible. They can lay unfertilized eggs without ever being exposed to a male. Normally egg spots look a little larger but I suppose it could just be early in development.

If not eggs then it could just be urate passing through.

EDIT: I read your post a little closer and it probably was just urates. I'm no expert by far, but to me her belly and stuff looks normal :)

Awesome, thanks so much for your advice.
 

izzybpb

New member
I agree it's most likely pee and poop before it comes out. Some female geckos do ovulate and lay eggs (one of mine just did it in the poop area). Ovulation looks like pink spheres and eggs are large white ovals, all bigger than what you're seeing.

Aliza

Yeah, urates were my second guess. It's just weird that she had just pooped/peed and I still saw them in her belly the next day. She HAS been drinking a lot though, which is another source of my concern, but I feel like I'm a hypochondriac with my pets. It's like, *lizard blinks slower than normal* "is she dying?????"
 
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