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    How long can they last with out food?

    I was wondering on how long can they live without been fed? And what kind of food do you recommend that they be fed? My leo is about one year and about 4 months old






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    Hello,

    Leopard geckos aren't notorious for going off feed. They will readily eat every day - every 3 days. The longest I have had a healthy leo go without feeding is 3 days.

    You want to offer crickets, mealworms, superworms, waxworms, butterworms, and silkworms. Crickets, mealies, and silkies are the best at providing a staple diet. Waxworms are a little high on the fatty side in comparison to the other feeders and should be given as a treat.

    How long has your leo not been eating?

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    it hasn't ate for about 3-4 days. Now is there a disease risk of any sort envolved

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    Hello,

    The first thing you want to check is the temperature. If your temps are too cool, the leo won't eat. Then look at stress. Have you changed anything recently? Perhaps added new items to the tank, maybe taken things out?

    If those are as they always are, then you should consider having a fecal done to rule out any parasites.

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    I haven't done anything to the cage recently. And how would I be able to clean the cage for any parasites. Is there a certain cleaner I would need to get?

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    Do you have a care sheet for your gecko?

    It sounds like you haven't had him long. A care sheet can tell you what he should be eating and what his environment controls should be.

    I'm sorry, I can't find the care sheets on the site at the moment. Would anyone mind directing me to them? But a quick web search should turn up some good ones.
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    Here is a great caresheet for you to check out: Leopard Gecko Caresheet

    Thats one of the HC Network Caresheets.

    The full listing can be viewed here: HC Reptile Guides

    A few of the caresheets are not complete. They will be done within the week.

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    Oops. Now I feel dumb. They're under articles, of course. Why didn't I look there first?

    Ah well, it's a Monday. What can I say?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blake View Post
    how would I be able to clean the cage for any parasites. Is there a certain cleaner I would need to get?
    Strip it, discard substrate.
    Wash everything (except lizards) down with a solution of 1 part bleach to 5 parts water. rinse everything thoroughly.
    If you can still smell bleach, rinse it some more.
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    Alright cool, Thank You very much

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