#1 » LeopardGeckoOwner 31 Aug 2013, 21:03
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I have noticed my gecko' s poop has a "wet spot" so to say around it, and I just noticed because I cleaned her cage and put paper towel under the hide she poops in and im really worried! Is it a bad sign? Do I need to take it to a vet? :(
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#2 » NomNom 31 Aug 2013, 21:19
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I think its just, erm... pee or something. Happens with Zero and Gummy. Should be fine.
#3 » LeopardGeckoOwner 31 Aug 2013, 21:46
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Oh, thanks I was all worried ;)
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#4 » NomNom 31 Aug 2013, 21:50
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It's alright, I get worried over everything, too. XD
#5 » LeopardGeckoOwner 31 Aug 2013, 22:44
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Yea :)
#6 » svass 01 Sep 2013, 09:51
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Me too :D It seems like I just have to worry about at least one of my geckos even when they are doing fine!
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#7 » LeopardGeckoOwner 01 Sep 2013, 16:58
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Yea :D

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#8 » Sgt. Frog 01 Sep 2013, 17:16
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My gecko always has a wet spot and nothing bad has happened so far :thumbsup:
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#9 » LeopardGeckoOwner 01 Sep 2013, 17:25
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That's good news, I was like "oh, that's odd.." :)
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#10 » Tapoutgeckogrl01 02 Sep 2013, 01:12
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none of ybelieve me im a worrier, but its perfectly normal, all 7 of my geckos do it, and i just assume its the urine or something, i worry alot more than i probably should, resently i have worried over kooky because she ate too many mealies and they came out undigested o_O but i just hand fed her 2 mealies and she was completely fine after that. so ou are left out for worrying!
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If you think about it, it's not only the urine, but the liquids from the stomach like acids and mucus.
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#12 » Mardy 02 Sep 2013, 10:54
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Leopard geckos don't urinate. They let out white chunks called urate. In the wild where they're from, the environment is very dry. So their body evolved to conserve water by not urinating, but rather, let out urate so they save as much moisture as possible. Letting out urate is their body's way of excreting uric acid. If you see liquid, then it came out with feces. It could mean a few things..

-It could mean your gecko is well hydrated
-It could mean you fed your gecko a large meal containing high moisture content, such as superworms
-It could mean your gecko may have parasites, getting a fecal done is the only way to be sure. If it smells bad, then I would definitely take it in for a fecal to make sure there are no parasite infection.

Also want to add, if your gecko excrete yellowish urate, it means your geckos is dehydrated. You'll want to make sure you provide fresh water, make sure there's always a moist hide in the tank, and make sure you aren't using things that dehydrate them more such as basking light or heat lamps.
#13 » Sgt. Frog 02 Sep 2013, 11:45
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Oh yeah... I read about urate, just used the wrong word :)
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#14 » LeopardGeckoOwner 02 Sep 2013, 15:16
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Thanks guys! I'll check everything :-|

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#15 » Kermit 01 Dec 2013, 06:34
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I have to disagree a bit with Mardy on this one because I HAVE been peed on by my leo before. so they can produce a urine like substance, whether it's just used as a defensive mechanism or what have you , they can certainly "pee".
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#16 » tonymyleo2002 01 Dec 2013, 17:16
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I WORRY WAY TOO MUCH MY LEO IS LOOKING AT ME RIGHT NOW AND HE IS SAYING I AM DOING FINE DAD
But thats good because that means your a good parent Well not the worrying that i do
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