Wonder if my leopard gecko could be dying?

TartanLass211

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I’m really worried about my male leopard gecko Marvin as he’s acting strange. We’ve had him for 13 years, he lives with a female and has been a great pet. This last few days he’s lying out in the open at the cool end of his vivarium and not eating. I’ve never seen him not inside one the hides during the day or sit at the cool end. I’ve checked the temperature and everything is the same as always. I’m wondering if he could just be on his way out? He looks healthy but just behaving strangely and reduced appetite. Has anyone else experience this? I’ve had him at a specialist reptile vet yearly for checks since we got him, I’m thinking about setting up an emergency appointment.
 

acpart

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I have had a few geckos that just gradually faded away. Leopard geckos can live longer than 13 years, but it's still kind of old for a gecko. I would recommend making an appointment, but don't hope for too much.

Aliza
 

TartanLass211

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I have had a few geckos that just gradually faded away. Leopard geckos can live longer than 13 years, but it's still kind of old for a gecko. I would recommend making an appointment, but don't hope for too much.

Aliza
Hi, thanks for the reply! Unfortunately Marvin passed away last night so I’m feeling broken hearted. We are going to bury him in the garden today. I’m worried about my female being alone now, do you have any experience of this? They have always been together and she’s the same age as him roughly. In the past we incubated a few eggs for people but haven’t for a number of years. We don’t plan on owning anymore lizards as we have kids and dogs now too. It must have just been his time as he looked really healthy and nothing visible to see, just looked like he was sleeping so I’m glad he went peacefully.
 

acpart

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If you're worried about her maybe catching something from him , I have no idea and if it's happened, it's done already. If you're worried about her being lonely, don't worry. With rare exception I don't think it's an issue for leopard geckos.
Sorry for your loss.

Aliza
 

Heloguy

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He was beautiful! I can tell by your picture that he seemed to have been enjoying his stay with you. It's always tough to lose a member of your pet family.
 

TartanLass211

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Definitely never nice losing a pet but he had a good life and we took great care of him. We buried him in a nice spot in our garden, hopefully he’s little companion will do fine on her own. I know geckos are happy to live alone.
 
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