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leopard gecko changing color

Discussion in 'Not So Spineless Wonders' started by K-TRAIN, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. K-TRAIN

    K-TRAIN Arachnobaron

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    i have two leopard geckos. one male from petco, one female from a breeder. when i looked in their tank today, the female appeared to be lighter then normal (almost pale). does that mean its about to shed?
     
  2. AneesasMuse

    AneesasMuse Arachnoangel

    It sounds like it. :)

    Keep an eye on her and double check her environment to make sure nothing is out of whack.
     
  3. K-TRAIN

    K-TRAIN Arachnobaron

    im whatching the enclosure. the only thing i did differently this morning is i sprayed the shed box (i use a half log with moss as the substrate.).i figured my geckos would be shedding soon.
     
  4. Penna

    Penna Arachnopeon

    It probably means its going to shed, They get paler then the skin slowly peels off them, and they usually eat it so don't be suprised if you cant find it and have a bright gecko suddenly.
     
  5. K-TRAIN

    K-TRAIN Arachnobaron

    how long does it normally take though?
     
  6. HepCatMoe

    HepCatMoe Arachnosquire

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    my fat tails will usually shed within a day of turning real pale. i bet lepards are preatty similar.
     
  7. K-TRAIN

    K-TRAIN Arachnobaron

    are they supposed to gain there spots little by little? because my leopard gecko's starting to get a few spots.
     
  8. Penna

    Penna Arachnopeon



    Yeah they usually start out banded when they are young then get more yellow and spotted as they get older.
     
  9. K-TRAIN

    K-TRAIN Arachnobaron

    oh, ok. i wasnt sure if the spots would just appear, or if the bands would fade away as the spots and yellow color increased.