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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-09-2009, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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Leopard Gecko Shedding Issues

I got my first leopard gecko two years ago and she has been healthy most of the time.

Last summer she got an infection in her eyes and mouth--and it took about a month to get her back to normal.

We had a few months of good health and regular behavior. However, I started to notice a shedding issue that started after the eye infection healed--every time she shed, her entire body would be ready to shed, but her head would be a day or two behind. She wouldn't eat for those days until her head was ready to shed as well and then would proceed. She would go back to good health and normal behavior after each shed.

She's come down with another eye infection that requires a lot of attention--the doctor said it was shed that got stuck in her eye and became infected. He removed it and gave us medicine for the eye.

What I'm wondering is if this infection will reoccur because of the shedding issue? Or is the shedding issue not a big deal?

Thank you for any assistance!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-09-2009, 03:46 PM
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What type of set up do you have? Do you have a humid hide?

Shedding problems can be signs of underlying health issues.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-09-2009, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, she does have a humid hide. I use a lamp on the top of the tank to one side for heat--directly under it is an open area and a place she can climb on. There is a cool side to the tank shaded from the light near the water dish. She spends her time mostly in the open area the middle of the tank or inside the hide.

Thanks for the tag, I'll look through those.
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