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Leopard gecko won't eat

Discussion in 'Not So Spineless Wonders' started by Ghost in Souls, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. Ghost in Souls

    Ghost in Souls Arachnopeon

    So I just got a diablo blanco recently as a hatchling, maybe because of the red eyes and the age, his eyes are are mostly closed. So I wonder if he is able to eat at all if he constantly has his eyes closed. I tried offering him mealworms and he won't take it which shouldn't be the case as the seller told me it was eating and ready to go. I haven't tried all the techniques yet, I though it would be good ask for suggestions first.
  2. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    I'm not at all knowledgeable on Leo's but some quick questions to answer that will save time when someone who is more experienced jumps in.

    How old is your leo?

    How long have you had your leo?

    What's your set up?

    Can you post pics of your set up and leo.
  3. Ghost in Souls

    Ghost in Souls Arachnopeon

    My leo is about a month or so. I've had him for 3 days. He is in a plastic tub with a hide he rarely comes out of (maybe at night) and he has a water bowl
  4. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    What temp is the warm side? Cool side? Is he defecating?
  5. Ghost in Souls

    Ghost in Souls Arachnopeon

    He defecated twice since I got him, the hot side is 90-95 and the cool side is 75-80 so temp is perfect
  6. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Hopefully someone knowledgeable will read through the thread then be able to give you some advice.
  7. Brachyfan

    Brachyfan Arachnobaron Active Member

    Sorry for the late reply. I just went through some stuff with 2 really sick geckos that wouldnt eat due to severe illness that was there when I got them. Unfortunately I nor veterinarians could not save them.

    If it is pooping and eating I would think they are good. Temps are a bit high though. I have always set my thermostat to 88 for the heat mat and aim for low 70's on the cool side. Dont know if you do this as well( apologize if you do) but always have a moist hide. You can just get a plastic container and put sphagnum moss in there and dampen it really good. Then put it on the hot side so it turns into a sauna. This promotes good sheds!

    Good luck with your leo!
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