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    What exactly is enigma syndrome? I hear and see the term all over but I don't really understand what it is. Can someone explain it to me?

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    There are certain "flaws" with the enigma gene. It really is a neurological disorder which effects ALL enigmas, but some more obvious and to a higher degree than others. The enigma symptoms are typically spinning (goes in circles), head tilting (is what it sounds like), star gazing (blank stare - typically looking up), and wobble walking (similar to a Chameleon walking, just not coordinated). There are other symptoms which may be noticed such as failure to effectively hunt prey and shedding issues, but the first 4 are the typical symptoms people are talking about.

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    some egnigmas not all egnigmas have this syndrome that can show up and it could include running in circles head tilting shaking while walking problem eating its a issue with the bain and there is no cure for it but most breeders should tell you if the syndrome is really bad or not some wont show it until later on in life and some show it as soon as they hatch and some show no symptoms at all the egnigmas are beautiful animals and should not be frownd apon

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    Enigma "syndrome" is a trait linked to the enigma morph that causes enigma leopard geckos to potentially develop varying degrees of circling, "star gazing." head-tilting and similar behaviors. Enigmas can also exhibit inhibited growth, problems feeding, and general failure to thrive. The "syndrome" can be exhibited immediately after hatching all the way up into adulthood. It can be triggered by stressful events such as expose to bright lights, handling, breeding, etc. No one knows for sure exactly what causes the issue, but it is linked to enigma genes specifically, non-enigma clutchmates do not express any signs of the "syndrome."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enigmatic_Geckos View Post
    There are certain "flaws" with the enigma gene. It really is a neurological disorder which effects ALL enigmas, but some more obvious and to a higher degree than others. The enigma symptoms are typically spinning (goes in circles), head tilting (is what it sounds like), star gazing (blank stare - typically looking up), and wobble walking (similar to a Chameleon walking, just not coordinated). There are other symptoms which may be noticed such as failure to effectively hunt prey and shedding issues, but the first 4 are the typical symptoms people are talking about.
    dang you beat me to it lol

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