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I have two leopard geckos one male and one female. My male had a good fat tale was a super good eater my fiancÚ asked if he could come live with him since them his tail has decreased by a lot he is not eating and no longer active. The cage is always 85 or above during day at night about 75. He was eating mill worms has calcium in the cage all the time. Then my female gecko has lost tale size and has only been defectaing a little when my male hasn't at all. My female only eats when I put them in front of her and it takes a few times for her to catch them. I was watching her drink water this morning and noticed that her younger was very white on the tip and the rest appeared red and a little pink. There cages all have calcium are 85 and above in temp and are on a good circulation with night and day.

Hello Rachil,

Are they housed separately?
They are neither one doing well?
Do you think that he could be impacted from too many mealworms?  Have you tried small crickets or phoenix worms?  
What type of substrate do you have for them, a loose subsstrate or carpet, etc?
I would recommend getting a fecal done to see if there are worms or parasites present.  
Are you giving calcium regularly on the feeders too in case she doesn't lick the calcium in the tank?  Her tongue was white on the tip but the rest of the tongue was pink?
I would get some chicken or turkey baby food to feed to them with a dropper or plastic syringe to help get some weight back onto them.
Are you measuring the temperatures with a digital probe or temp gun?
Do you have any pictures you could post?

Let me know how they are doing.



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Tracie Kretzschmar


I can answer questions pertaining to health, UVB specifics, overall husbandry care & supplementation, analysis of blood test results, and behavioral problems & handling. I can answer questions pertaining to bearded dragons, leopard geckos, iguanas, uromastyx & ball pythons. I can answer adeno virus related questions in bearded dragons, & then specifically about the testing methods as well. I am beginning an Pogona Adeno Testing Society in 2008 which will help to begin to start some standardization within the bearded dragon colonies of the breeders who choose to test.


I have been working with bearded dragons for over 5 years now, as well as leopard geckos, too. I am currently doing rescues, as well. I hope to be able to educate people prior to them purchasing an exotic pet in order to avoid any health crisis with them.

I have a master's degree in sports medicine & physiology, & 1 year of vet tech schooling, & am currently working on a reptile certification through the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council.

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