Why is my leopard gecko not eating or drinking?

Cold Environment. The number one reason why leopard geckos stop eating is that they are too cold. The change of seasons from fall to winter often brings a lot of anorexic geckos into the animal clinic, but, more often than not, a simple fix to their environmental temperature will make them start eating again.

How long can a leopard gecko go without drinking?

Leopard geckos can go for a day or two without water, but any more than two or three days can seriously harm your pet or even lead to its death. Three days is about the maximum you can push it, or else your leopard gecko can get dehydrated and die.

How can I tell if my leopard gecko is eating?

Check for signs that your gecko is eating. It can be difficult to actually catch your gecko while it is eating, which may give the impression that it is not eating. There are two main methods to make sure that your gecko is eating, without actually seeing it eat. Weigh your gecko.

Can a leopard gecko go a few weeks without food?

Naturally, their activity is very low during this time as well. They are well adapted to this process and we must consider this natural behavior when we make assessments to their health. A leopard gecko going a few weeks without food will not hurt them at all.

Why do geckos stop eating after a move?

If your gecko has stopped eating after a move, it should regain its appetite after becoming accustomed to its new home. Other geckos in the enclosure may be bullying the one who is not eating.

How can I get my leopard gecko to eat crickets?

Try approaching the terrarium, but feeding with tongs might be too early. Instead, place few crickets in the tank – and do it in the evening with some light in the other side of the room. This will mimic twilight – when leopard geckos become active. But if your leopard gecko doesn’t eat in the tank, move it to a small container for feeding.

Why do leopard geckos stop eating?

Common reasons why leopard geckos will stop eating include environmental or temperature changes, the beginning of a shed cycle, stress, illness, previously overeating, and husbandry issues. Hopefully by sharing my experiences and how I’ve dealt with these problems,…

How often do you need to feed a leopard gecko?

Feed your leopard gecko. Young geckos need more calories in order to grow, so they should be fed every day. Geckos 6-12 months of age can be fed every other day. Geckos that are over a year old, on the other hand, need fewer calories to thrive, so they should be fed every 3-4 days.

Why is my gecko not eating?

If your crested gecko is sick, it will refuse food. Loss of appetite in crested geckos can be caused by internal parasites and other infections. If your crested gecko is losing weight, not eating and is lethargic, then it could be infected with parasites.

Can a leopard gecko eat too much?

If your gecko seems like he/she is eating too much you shouldn’t overfeed your leopard gecko because it can cause him/her to gain unnecessary weight and it can lead to them regurgitating their food. If you’re concerned your leopard gecko is eating too much you can tell by how large they are.