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Why has my Leopard Gecko sroped eating her shed skin?

She is gravid but she is not close to laying her next clutch of eggs yet. I have an egg laying box with vermiculite in the vivermiam. Her poop had shiny stuff from the vermiculite and then white stuff on the poop has yellow spots on it. Can she be constipated if she at the vermiculite? But why is she not eating her shed skin? SHE USED TO EAT IT BEFOREI also got a 5-6 year old male who also does not eat his skin but i helpe him shed. Why doesnt he eat it as well?

Answer:

in the wild they eat their sheded skin in order to avoid detection from predators (they find the old skin and know a gecko is nearby). Could it be that they feel secure in their environment, and no longer feel the need to hide? I don't know. I'd take them to a vet if you're worried, although they never seem to do anything :P
So long as she is shedding fine (there are no bits left on her face,vent or toes.) it's nothing to worry about. Some of my leopard geckos don't eat their shed. Or some leave some of it on the floor for me to clean up. Why not come join a small community of reptile and pet hobbyists where you can chat to like minded people, show off your pets, ask for advice or help regarding your pets, join in the competitions or just generally chat? www.petsandexotics .uk
in the wild they eat their sheded skin in order to avoid detection from predators (they find the old skin and know a gecko is nearby). Could it be that they feel secure in their environment, and no longer feel the need to hide? I don't know. I'd take them to a vet if you're worried, although they never seem to do anything :P
So long as she is shedding fine (there are no bits left on her face,vent or toes.) it's nothing to worry about. Some of my leopard geckos don't eat their shed. Or some leave some of it on the floor for me to clean up. Why not come join a small community of reptile and pet hobbyists where you can chat to like minded people, show off your pets, ask for advice or help regarding your pets, join in the competitions or just generally chat? www.petsandexotics .uk

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