Health & Illness Info

Do you think you might have a sick leopard gecko? Do you have questions about brumation and sexing? Welcome to ReptiFiles’ table of contents for all things leopard gecko health.

In the wild, a sick or weakened reptile is a target for predators, so they have become experts at pretending to be well. As pets, this means that any reptile owner must be extra diligent in order to notice changes that may indicate illness.

  • Weigh your gecko weekly – sudden weight loss often indicates illness.
  • Keep a weekly record of weight, feeding habits, behavior, shedding, etc.
  • Prepare a reptile first-aid kit so you won’t be left scrambling if your pet becomes sick or injured

If you’re looking for a reptile veterinarian near you, I recommend reading ReptiFiles’ article, Finding the Reptile Vet of Your Dreams, and checking out ARAV.org’s Find a Vet tool.

Disclaimer: I am not a reptile veterinarian nor a reptile health expert. The contents of these pages are to be used as guidelines, not professional medical advice. If you have an emergency, call an ARAV-certified reptile veterinarian immediately.


Brumation

Enigma Syndrome

Impaction

Metabolic Bone Disease (MBD)

Parasites

Respiratory Infection

Sexing

Shedding

Stick Tail Disease

Tail Loss