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Wyatt_SF
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 Skinny, dry, and discolored.

So I inherited a leopard gecko from a biology teacher about a month ago. He was already sick when I got him. His tail is very skinny and his skin is supposed to be yellow, but it is a pinkish gray and his eyes seem to be dried shut and won’t open even though I most him and keep about 40-50% humidity. I feed him 4 or 5 mealworms every other day at night coated in calcium powder and I give him one waxworm every other day. He is still really skinny and pitiful looking. What should I do?



05/23/13  02:20pm

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  Message To: Wyatt_SF   In reference to Message Id: 2297629


 Skinny, dry, and discolored.

Well,I don’t know whats wrong with him, but I would suggest that you feed him mostly crickets. The mealworms make him incredibly fat, so that is not very good for him.



05/25/13  11:28am

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Atlas 2010
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  Message To: Bethhe   In reference to Message Id: 2297694


 Skinny, dry, and discolored.

Says who? Mealworms can be fed as a staple diet without problems (though a varied diet is preferred). It’s wax worms that cause obesity.

As for the sick gecko, I would schedule an appointment with a reptile specialist vet immediately. For now, keep him in a simplistic set-up: paper towel substrate, with 3 hides (a warm, a cool, and a humid). The warm side should be heated to about 90 degrees, the rest can be room temperature. Make sure he has water, and if he won’t drink, spray him occasionally. Continue to feed him; if he’s digesting food, he has a larger chance of survival, but make sure temps are correct. For now, that’s all you can do until you take him to the vet. I suggest posting pictures of the gecko to see if anyone here has other advice (which I’m sure they do). Hope he gets better!



05/25/13  10:03pm

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Wyatt_SF
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  Message To: Atlas 2010   In reference to Message Id: 2297715


 Skinny, dry, and discolored.

I’ve gotten him a much bigger tank now and he looks great. But now he has an abscess (probably from a cricket bite) that I need to deal with.



06/17/13  03:05pm

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Theriskyone
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  Message To: Wyatt_SF   In reference to Message Id: 2297629


 Skinny, dry, and discolored.

Hey Wyatt,

I just picked up a rescue and he’s showing similar symptoms to your leopard gecko. I know its been awhile but im wondering what I can do to help my leopard gecko.



10/31/17  11:24am


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