Nothing can prepare you for the shock of when they start to turn a dull color& you realize "Oh they're going to shed!!"
It scared the beejeebes out of me,I called the vet in St.John's & freaked out& said my geckos stopped eating& they look dull!! & Then the vet said "are they in shed?" & then I saw the skin start to come off& I almost cried..dunno if it was out of relief or just not knowing that this is 'normal' for before they shed.I under-estimated how dull they'd look.
It didn't help my paranoia at all.
But yeah,it's normal for them to turn a dull ghostly white& not eat for a couple days when they are going to shed.
Mine look even cuter than ever now
-doesn't have a heart attack-
Make sure research is done.They aren't too 'hard' to care for,but it's really important to have researched the care.
Give your friend that link tho
& I'm just mentioning how important research is in case someone comes across the thread who wants geckos