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VixeyMaeve 07-16-2019 01:00 AM

Leopard Gecko - Stuck Shed??
 
Hi! A relative gave me her 9 month old leopard gecko this past weekend. As far as I know she got her last November at around 2 months old. She has had her eating crickets with the vitamin dust and had a UTH.
I'm not sure if they're supposed to look like this, as I really haven't done a ton of research on the colors/morphs. And I'm also unsure if she has stuck shed on her face or if she's about to shed? I'm sorry for the quality of the pictures. She is very all over the place, and my husband was also feeding her. Lol.
Thanks so much in advance.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...d37b3c36bd.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...61446187ea.jpg

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elena 07-16-2019 03:42 PM

Looks like that is stuck shed on the face. Try gently wiping it off with a warm, damp towel. The animal also looks a bit underweight. As for the morph, that is a hypo.

VixeyMaeve 07-16-2019 05:12 PM

Thank you! I got the shed off this morning, thankfully. She eats like a champ so hopefully she'll get back to an appropriate weight.
Thank you so much!

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tab973 08-28-2019 09:41 PM

That’s an extremely underweight leopard gecko....if she eats like a champ and looks like that you’re not feeding enough.

tab973 08-28-2019 09:50 PM

Are you offering a humid hide for shedding? Just a tubberware with a hole cut out on the side for an entrance works great, stuff it full with sphagnum moss and spray in there, or at least wet paper towels. Leopard geckos should have a humid hide and a normal dry hide as options. And please whatever amount you’re feeding currently, feed more. I’ve taken in rescues that looked similar due to neglect/lack of knowledge and they bounce back quick, but it will definitely shorten her life if you don’t up her feeding. Dubia roaches or phoenixworns are nutritionally superior than crickets (but crickets work fine), in this case I would be also doing a waxworm or two every other day until her tail and belly look normal..they should be plump. If you have any questions feel free to ask, sorry if I came across as rude in the first response but this is tough to look at :(


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