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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-16-2010, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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My leopard gecko shedded yesterday and he managed quiet well. I still see a small bit of skin on one of his toes. I heard they might lose the toe if old skin is stuck to it. I tried to take it off, but it's stuck. Wjhat should I do?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-16-2010, 07:57 PM
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You can take a q-tip and run it under warm water and gently rub the skin away. You can also try putting some paper towel in a container and then some warm (remember what is warm to you may be hot to the lizard) water and cover it. Leave the gecko in there for a few minutes (watching the whole time) and then see if the skin came off, if not gently rub it off with the q-tip.



Do you have a moist hide in the enclosure?





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Sort of. We do spray the tank to keep the moss wet. There is a branch in the tank which is sort of humid-ish, and the gecko likes to sleep there. He sleeps behind the branch or under his rock.

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What is your enclosure set up?

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-20-2010, 12:59 AM Thread Starter
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Nevermind, we got it off.

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