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How Often Should My Gecko Poop?

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    Exclamation How Often Should My Gecko Poop?

    My gecko seems active and always eats everything he's fed, but he doesn't poop that often. He has an under tank heater I got last week (yay) and a heat bulb that keeps the Tank around 85 degrees. My gecko poops but sometimes there can be four days between his defecations. He's on a mat, so I don't think he's impacted. Can somebody tell me if they're geckos are like this to ?
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    Re: How Often Should My Gecko Poop?

    If you are feeding daily then they should poop daily. We're you offering belly heat before? If not he could have had some issues digesting and thus not poop as much. If it doesn't become more regular you can try giving a drop of mineral oil to him to help "grease" his insides.
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    Re: How Often Should My Gecko Poop?

    My female Leo is fed every second day, and poops about every 2-3 days.
    My male Leo is fed every second day, and goes about every 2-4 days.

    It all depends on the gecko. How often is your gecko fed? What is your basking site temp (the floor temp in the warm hide over the heat mat)? It should be around 90-93F to allow for proper digestion. Warm side temps themselves should range from about 85-89F, with cool side temps around 77-80F.
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    Re: How Often Should My Gecko Poop?

    Quote Originally Posted by cassicat4 View Post
    My female Leo is fed every second day, and poops about every 2-3 days.
    Same with me.

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    Re: How Often Should My Gecko Poop?

    My leo is a 4month old male. I feed him every day and his popping schedule is every 2-4 days I think. I have all the recommended heating and hide areas . I just want to know if my gecko is sick or just poops strange

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    Re: How Often Should My Gecko Poop?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyrsten View Post
    My leo is a 4month old male. I feed him every day and his popping schedule is every 2-4 days I think. I have all the recommended heating and hide areas . I just want to know if my gecko is sick or just poops strange
    Sometimes they have off days too.
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    Re: How Often Should My Gecko Poop?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyrsten View Post
    My leo is a 4month old male. I feed him every day and his popping schedule is every 2-4 days I think. I have all the recommended heating and hide areas . I just want to know if my gecko is sick or just poops strange
    Hi, it all depends how much they`ve eaten and how fast they digest it, it doesn`t mean the Gecko is sick or "strange" (obviously providing the conditions are suitable).

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    Re: How Often Should My Gecko Poop?

    I usually feed 10 mealworms and 2-4 crickets every day

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    Re: How Often Should My Gecko Poop?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyrsten View Post
    I usually feed 10 mealworms and 2-4 crickets every day
    When my leo was a baby she ate 10 crickets a day and anywhere from 20-30 mealworms per day. When she got to 6 months old I started crickets every other day. Now that she is a year old she gets 10 crickets 3 times a week and always has a dish of mealworms.
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    Re: How Often Should My Gecko Poop?

    Good to know, I'll start feeding more, I wasn't really sure how much to feed everyday

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