What to look for in a healthy baby Leopard gecko

Healthy baby Leopard gecko
Published by Author Renier Delport Posted on on .
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It is important to be able to tell whether a baby Leopard gecko is healthy or not. Although sick or diseased individuals might have less visible signs, a healthy Leopard gecko will always have the following characteristics:

Alert attitude

When there is movement around, a baby Leopard gecko should almost always be alert and bright – especially at night. They should always be curious to see what is going on.

Willingness to eat

A baby Leopard gecko should almost always be willing to eat or at least notice what is to offer, especially moving prey.

No excretions from eyes, nose and mouth

The eyes, nose and mouth should be free from any type of excretions. This includes, sores, crusts or dirt.

Clean vent

The vent area of a baby Leopard gecko should be clean and dry. A dirty vent is an indication of diarrhoea.

Upright posture

Healthy baby Leopard geckos with a well maintained muscle and bone structure should be able to sit upright.

Filled out belly

A filled belly is an indication that a baby Leopard gecko is well fed.

Absence of swellings in toes and tail

Swellings on the toes and tail is very often an indication of shedding problems.

Healthy baby Leopard gecko
What to look for in a healthy, baby Leopard gecko
About the author
Renier has a keen interest in the welfare of pet reptiles. He has been keeping and treating Leopard geckos for many years and has written various forms of literature on them and other fascinating reptiles.

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