My leopard gecko has been taking several days to shed his skin instead of just one. Is he just getting old, or could something be wrong?

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Ask the Vet: 我的豹紋守宮用了好幾天來脫皮而不是一天,是牠年紀大了還是出甚麼問題了?為甚麼?My leopard gecko has been taking several days to shed his skin instead of just one. Is he just getting old, or could something be wrong?

Q&A with Dr Pauline Taylor, BVM&S MACVSc

豹紋守宮正常只用24小時左右去脫皮,所以如果你的豹紋守宮用多於這個時間,那一定是有甚麼地方出錯了。我會建議你仔細查看飼養箱裏面的溫度和濕度,如果太乾的話,有需要加濕。同時要確保裏面有石頭去讓豹紋守宮去除死皮,以及留意牠有足夠的營養。

DR. PAULINE SAYSThe normal time for a leopard gecko to shed its skin is about 24 hours, so if yours is taking longer something could definitely be wrong. I’d look very carefully at the temperature & humidity in your terrarium because if it’s too dry you will need to add moisture. Also make sure rocks are available so your gecko can rub against them to help remove dead skin. In addition, ensure he has appropriate nutrition at all times.



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