Kingc

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Hi Guys,

Random question, I got my several week old leopard gecko (Raphael) in September this year. I know there are a lot of gecko owners with similar questions to mine.

I am worried about Raphael as I do not think he has shed as of yet. I personally thought it was time for him to shed due to the colouring of him, I was also aware the type of colour he has it is quite hard to tell.

His tank reaches 29C during the day and drops to roughly 24C at night. I apply vitamins/calcium to his live food, he has 3 hides (1 on warm side, 1 in cold side and the other in the middle for the moist hide which I cut out a plastic container and place a warm paper towel inside. He is eating regularly (I feed him roughly 5-7 locusts everyday/other day). The pet store staff told me he is a white and yellow tremper leopard gecko.

Lastly, I believe this could be his pattern but he has developed a black spot on his head which I am pretty worried about. Please see below pictures and let me know whether it looks like he is going to shed/anything wrong.. please I am quite worried.. I know this is very common lol.

If you require any other photos please let me know :)

Thanks,

Kind regards
Cyrus


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acpart

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Congrats on your new and gorgeous gecko. It's very likely that he has shed overnight, maybe even more than once, and since he could be a good shedder, it was never obvious. The black spot is called a "paradox" spot, meaning that it's a patch of color that is unusual for the other coloration of the gecko. It's normal and fine. Enjoy your gecko.

Aliza
 

Kingc

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Congrats on your new and gorgeous gecko. It's very likely that he has shed overnight, maybe even more than once, and since he could be a good shedder, it was never obvious. The black spot is called a "paradox" spot, meaning that it's a patch of color that is unusual for the other coloration of the gecko. It's normal and fine. Enjoy your gecko.

Aliza
Thank you so much for your response Aliza
You have put me at ease :)
 
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I would agree! I actually got my gecko on a day that he was shedding, so I saw his first shed after a few hours of owning a gecko. Now, he sheds almost exclusively in the middle of the night, so I really only ever see him turn colors and then look all shiny and new!
 

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