Dehydration

Symptoms:

  • Sunken eyes
  • Stuck shed
  • Dry toes → inability to climb
  • Lethargy

Cause:

  • High temperatures
  • Low humidity
  • Insufficient misting

Treatment:

Check the fluctuation of humidity levels over the course of the day, check for droplet accumulation on surfaces like walls and leaves, and mist more frequently. If you have a busy schedule, consider investing in an automatic misting system.

In cases of a severely dehydrated gargoyle gecko, take it to a certified reptile vet. They will be able to administer saline and provide further advice for recovery.