First Leopard Gecko

Just got her Thursday. She looks to be going into shed today. How long does that usually take for them? Anxious to get her eating as she hasn’t yet since we’ve had her.! You can see in the last pic her color is very dull similar to what my Ball Pythons go through.

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She definitely looks like she’s going into shed. Make sure she has a humid hide in her enclosure, a hide with some form of substrate (paper towels or sphagnum moss) that you keep wet and where they go to shed and lay eggs. It usually takes 1-2 sometimes 3 days for them to start shedding once they start to dull in color, then it can take up to a day for them to shed and then for 1-2 days after they will be very bright and vibrant in color. How often they shed depends on their age, do you know how old she is, I’m going to guess she’s about 6-9 months in which she’ll probably shed about once every 2-3 months, reptiles never stop growing which is why they always shed to grow into their new skin. When they’re young they might shed up to a couple times per month and when they’re older they might shed only once or twice per year.

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What a lovely wee one! I wouldn’t worry too much about not eating, so long as you’re not leaving uneaten prey in the tank. She’s just come to a new home, and almost all my leos won’t eat the day or so before shedding. I presume it’s just so that they have space in their tummies when they go to eat their shed skin.

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Thanks for your reply’s! I’m not sure of her age but I do know the breeder just listed her the day or day before I bought her. And of course I found her here on MM! I will give her a couple days and check on her again. I don’t want to disturb her too much.

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I just got my first one too. And mine was no where near that receptive to being handled. We working on that

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