What do I do if my leopard gecko wont eat?

Table of contents:

  1. What do I do if my leopard gecko wont eat?
  2. Will a leopard gecko starve itself?
  3. How long can a leopard gecko go without eating?
  4. Should I force feed my leopard gecko?
  5. What do leopard geckos do before they die?
  6. Is my leopard gecko dead or hibernating?

What do I do if my leopard gecko wont eat?

If your gecko is having these problems, try soaking it in a warm water bath twice a day. The water should be deep enough to cover your gecko's hips. While your gecko is submerged you should gently massage its belly. If that doesn't help your gecko pass their stool and urates you should take your gecko to a vet.

Will a leopard gecko starve itself?

But on a lizard, no, they are like dogs and generally would rather not starve themselves and eat their food.

How long can a leopard gecko go without eating?

Many adult leopard geckos can go without food for ten days to two weeks because of the fat storage in their tails. It is completely normal for leopard geckos to go without eating for long periods. Unlike mammals, reptiles do not require food every day to survive, particularly during the winter.

Should I force feed my leopard gecko?

Finally, if nothing else works, you will need to hand feed your leopard gecko. ... Never force your gecko's mouth open to get them to eat. If the animal will not take to hand feeding, get the gecko to a Vet! To hand feed, prepare a mixture of baby food/honey/a touch of calcium/mushed up crickets or mealworms.

What do leopard geckos do before they die?

If you notice that your leopard geckos have lost a lot of weight in a short amount of time, have sunken eyes, are not interested in eating, or are lethargic, then it may be dying. Standing on tiptoes or arching their back away from touch.

Is my leopard gecko dead or hibernating?

Technically leopard geckos brumate, they do not hibernate. Hibernation is different, but similar. Leopard geckos can go into a state of semi-dormancy for a period of 30-90 days during which time they will not eat and will spend all of their time in their hide.