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I think I messed up BIG TIME. My leopard gecko didn't have a heat lamp or uvb until today (I'm not entirely sure how much uvb the repti basking lamp from zoo med provides), and she doesn't look well. She's not eating, and I've tried force feeding. She's shedding okay, but I worry I've done something horrible as a reptile owner. I've had her since August 31st 2021, and she was doing fine until winter when she was carrying unfertilized eggs.
 

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Animal Enjoyer

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About your leo:
- Female
- almost a year, don't know weight
- almost a year
- Petco birthday gift

A) Health/History
- not handled too often
- started being more slow in winter
- no problems until winter
B) Fecals
- more white than brown
- not sure what day, but definitely this week
C) Problem
- hasn't been eating since halfway through winter

Housing:
A) Enclosure
- 15 gallon
- glass tank
- reptile carpet
- fake half coconut, Tupperware humid hide, large resin ruins hide
B) Heating
- heat pad, heat lamp (recent)
- 90 on hot side, don't know cool side
- thermostat
- thermostat
- zoo med repti basking spot lamp 100w
C) Cage mates
- 1 female
- she's been healthy until winter, when she was carrying eggs. She's been eating less and less since then.

Describe Diet:
A) Typical diet
- mostly mealworms, sometimes crickets, hornworms, or superworms
- tweezer tongs
B) Supplements
- vitamin powder w/ beta carotine Flukers brand
- flukers calcium cricket jelly feed
 

acpart

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If you have a heat mat that keeps the floor temperatures on the hot side in the low 90's and if you're supplementing her with calcium and vitamin D3, you don't need a heat lamp or UVB. If you don't have the correct heat and supplementation as described above, you need to arrange for it. Based on the pictures, I think a vet visit would be important.

Aliza
 

Animal Enjoyer

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If you have a heat mat that keeps the floor temperatures on the hot side in the low 90's and if you're supplementing her with calcium and vitamin D3, you don't need a heat lamp or UVB. If you don't have the correct heat and supplementation as described above, you need to arrange for it. Based on the pictures, I think a vet visit would be important.

Aliza
Thanks, apparently PetCo has a vet my Leopard gecko that they want me to use, so I'll arrange a vet visit. Any recommendations on how to get her to eat again?
 
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Geck-cessories
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Sometimes you just have to wait her out. However, here are 2 articles I wrote about getting geckos to eat:


Aliza
 

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