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...
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Introduction to a healthy baby Leopard gecko
When it comes to choosing a baby Leopard gecko, it is important to look for a healthy one.
There are a couple of ways to see of a baby Leopard gecko is healthy, or not.
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.
The vent area of a baby Leopard gecko should be clean and dry. A dirty vent is an indication of diarrhoea.
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.