tongue question, please help
hey, i was wondering - as i watched my new leopard gecko(Dax) eating and drinking, i realized he never used his tongue. he doesn't use it to drink the water or to help with the food. i've watched my other leos and they're tongues are used all the time. Dax does eat, but he drops his food alot and has to keep trying before he gets it. when he drinks, he puts his whole mouth in the dish. now i have have pure calcium in the tank with him all the time and his food is supplemented. is it possible it's a birth defect, perhaps his tongue never fully developed? even with his hard time eating, he does eat alot and poop fine - he looks healthy, his eyes look good and his nose is clear and clean. when i got him, i was told he eats good and that he ate crickets. I've given crickets (haven't seen him touch'm usually have to take them out), mealworms (he drops them alot, but ends up getting them) and superworms (a good amount of trouble catching and keeping them in his mouth, but when he's persistant gets'm).