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    My Leo, Gwen, took a fall in her cage last week off of a reptile hammock about 4-5 inches onto a hide/rock (it's likely made out of plaster) . I have a tank with sliding doors in the front and she managed to climb her way partly onto them and that's how she fell. She seemed fine after. The next day she threw up two mealworms that she ate, but it looks like there was also a cat hair sticking out of them (she's on reptile carpet). She hasn't been that interested in food, didn't eat for a few days, then ate about 4-5 mealworks, then shed two days ago. Yesterday, the day after the shed, her poop was just white and yellow, no brown. I've hit my limit of coincidences so we're going to the vet later today. Has anyone else had geckos with internal injuries poop only yellow/white? Is it maybe because she hasn't been eating much?

    Looking for anyone with a similar set of experiences.

    She's been kind of squinty eyed like in the photo for a bit (makes me wonder if the chemicals in the new reptile carpet are a problem). The poop with the brown bit is the old one, the just yellow/white one is from yesterday. And I think she managed to get her back legs up onto the ledge of the tank and then fell onto the rock thing (the reptile hammock is no longer in the cage but it was basically over the rock and kind of sitting on it so she could get into it.

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    The poop looks fine, thats just a large urite.
    A fall from 4 or 5 inches is noooo bigggg deeeaall. Lol. They fall from short heights all the time. Its when theyre falling FEET that they can get injured.
    If you moved her tank around and changed the carpet, she could just be a bit stressed from that and could be causing her not to want to eat for a few days.
    NOthing to worry about.

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    Thanks, missed the responses here, things have gotten a bit more exciting since (more vomiting and strange pooping) so we're going back to the vet tomorrow - apparently she has pinworms too. Having missed these I posted a second thread with all the details.

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