YAY! Congrats!! She's lovely, but looks REALLY skinny and unhealthy. She may have Crypto (an incurable reptile disease), 'penciltail or impactation. Does her belly have a dark, hard blob-ish type thing? If so she may be impacted from all the sand and that could explain why she's not eating, though first-day-home stress may have something to do with it. Their tails are supposed to be large and fat, definetly switch to carpet as soon as possible, I lost one to sand and similar symptoms. I hate to scare you but she looks REALLY bad. Like REALLY. A vet checkup should probably be in order. Where did you get her from, how old is she and how long have you had 'er?
On a happier note, how about Rey or Raye? She seems like a 'r' name. ^^
Yay! It might not be a bad idea to keep an eye on her though. A completely healthy Leo's tail should never be so thin and she looks quite skimpy. If it doesn't fill out she may have a parasite, disease or something worth looking into. Keep an eye on her crix intake (should be around 4-7) and poops, if you feed her everyday (a good thing to do until she is about 8-9 mo.)and she isn't sick she should fill out nicely. ^^
Oh and [link] -Had to do fanart of Darvin , and stuck your likkle girl on there for kicks. XD I'll get around to coloring it soon.
Pooping is good. XD It may also be a good idea to remove them from the tank, if she does have parasites that's how they restart their life cycle and also the crix can get into it which is disgusting. XD Are you feeding her at night and taking the crickets out in the morning? If not they get 'smart' and are harder to catch and they can start eating her, actually and cause a lot of stress either way. How big are the crix? Leos have to have the smaller size until they get bigger, if you have large crickets in there she may not be able to eat them! Are the mealies in a dish? If not it is very east for her to get impacted and stressed with those things crawling around, some geckos won't touch them as food, mine won't.
Only feed her the smaller ones, she won't choke but she may not be able to get them in her mouth. just let about 4-6 crickets in her cage at night and remove them in the morning, don't try to hand feed 'er. count the number removed and if she hasn't eaten any you can try plucking off the hind legs of one and setting it down in front of her. Leo's are sight hunters, so if it doesn't move they don't eat. Do you have calcium powder? Of so dust the crickets in it before you put them in, shake them silly it makes them slower. XD Get a carpet as soon as possible, it seems easier for them to hunt on and less stressful. You can stand by her tank for a bit after you have put the crix in and gently nudge them to where she can get to them, watch her for a touch and you'll soon get the hang of it. If she still doesn't eat it can be a major problem, she has no fat reserves to work of of if she's going on 'winter food strike' or if she's sick.
Thank goodness crix aren't smart! XD But they get wary and don't move after the're in there for a while, when there's a perceived threat and jump way out of gecko-range when provoked. Problematic. XD
Oh man, what a skinny little thing! make sure you feed her lots, her tail will start bulking up. But yes she is very cute! These sweeties live for quite a long time, I had mine for at least seven years. They are such sweet pets I love them to death ; ;
Also, I think its because I just got her and its alot of stress for her and I didnt have any warmth by then, I got a warm lamp for her yesterday and I saw her drinking some water <3 I hope she will eat soon though..
Tyra, Lily, Jessie, Sephi, Sabrina, Holly, Veronica, Daisy. . . ? Gecko's are awesome pets! I had one for 15 years, a very good pet to have. the cricket noises from the cage actually helped me to fall asleep here and there when i had trouble sleeping ! Geck's are wonderful. <3
You can also just use paper towel i works just as good as indoor/outdoor carpeting C: and she looks beautiful~! Experiement with food for her she might prefer one over the other...they are also known to tire of a specific food after so long too so say if she currently eats crickets, but later doesn't eat them just try to give her meal worms and see if she takes them instead. >U< and for name suggestions...maybe Snowbell? ; U ; it might sound a little goofy, but cute~<3 Whatever you choose will be cute though >U<
I don't mean to be rude, but your gecko is in bad shape. A well fed gecko has his tail nearly as big as his body. Your's is far too skiny, and suggest parasites in his stomach, or havn't been fed for weeks!
Sorry to say that, but the guy/shop who sell you this poor lizard his a piece of shit.
Is the sand calcium sand or normal sand? If its just normal sand there is no real need to replace it. People get confused because CALCIUM sand is the bad stuff, because it binds together when it gets wet. Normal sand doesn't, and as long as there aren't any big rocks you don't need to worry about it. I just got a new leopard gecko too c: He only has 3 legs~