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Why is my leopard gecko not eating

Leopard geckos are common pets and often considered easy to care for. However, some leopard gecko owners have noticed that their pets are not eating and may be having difficulty digesting food.

Some believe this is due to the increase in humidity in their environment, while others speculate that the leopard gecko may lack certain nutrients necessary to properly digest food.

Regardless of the reason, if your leopard gecko is not eating or seems uncomfortable, it is important to take him or her to a veterinarian for an examination.


    The most common reason for leopard geckos ceasing to feed is because they are too chilly. Perhaps your heat bulb has burnt out, the heat pad has ceased functioning, there is a draft in the cage, or your leopard gecko has never had a heat source and it has just become too chilly.

    What should I do if my leopard gecko is refusing to eat?

    To persuade a leopard gecko to eat again, high fat prey should be provided to them. This may also aid in the replenishment of fat reserves in their tails. Butter worms, wax worms, and super worms are all good options.

    Should I be concerned if my leopard gecko refuses to eat?

    Because leopard geckos can go for lengthy periods of time without feeding, you shouldn't be alarmed if they don't eat for a few days. If you're still worried after a week, provide waxworms, which are one of your pet's favorite meals.

    Why won't my gecko eat mealworms?

    If a leopard gecko is still full, isn't interested in dead food, or the mealworms are too huge, it may refuse to eat them. If a gecko is shedding, the tank temperature is too low, or they are sick or agitated, they may have a poor appetite.

    What's the deal with my leopard gecko's lack of movement?

    It's quite normal in most cases. Leopard geckos are slow-moving animals by nature; it's in their genetic makeup. It's what distinguishes leopard geckos from other reptiles. There are a few instances when leopard geckos move slowly owing to a health problem.

    Why isn't my leopard gecko gaining weight and eating?

    Weight changes of roughly a gram or two are usual in an adult gecko. However, if it begins to lose weight on a regular basis, this is a solid indication that it is not eating enough. Weight loss is sometimes an indication of parasites. A veterinarian who specializes in exotic animals should be consulted.

    My leopard gecko isn't eating, but he's still pooping.

    If your leopard gecko hasn't defecated in a while, it might be suffering from feces. This fecal impaction might be caused by a recent big or hard meal, such as super worms, or bedding debris that was mistakenly consumed by your leopard gecko.

    Why is my leopard gecko sipping water instead of eating?

    It's a solid symptom of dehydration if your leopard gecko is consuming a lot more water than normal. Incorrect tank settings or feeding issues are the most prevalent causes of dehydration in leopard geckos. Correcting such issues should immediately restore your leopard gecko's regular water consumption.

    What should I do if my gecko refuses to eat?

    If your gecko is suffering these issues, try bathing it twice a day in a warm water bath. The water should be at least as deep as your gecko's hips. You should gently rub your gecko's tummy while it is underwater. If this does not assist your gecko pass feces and urates, you should see a veterinarian.

    Will a leopard gecko become hungry?

    A leopard gecko isn't going to starve to death. When it has enough energy saved in its tail, it may refuse to eat, but if that energy is depleted, it will begin to feed again. Leopard geckos who refuse to eat despite the fact that they are hungry are frequently unwell or have an inappropriate tank arrangement.

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    About the author

    I am Paige and I love pets. I have a bearded dragon and a husky. My bearded dragon's name is Bart and he is a lot of fun. He likes to eat crickets and play in his cage. My husky's name is Sandy and she is a lot of fun, too. She likes to run and play in the park. I love taking them for walks and playing with them. They are both a big part of my family.
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