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    I have a gargoyle gecko that is a march of 2018 hatchling that refuses to gain weight and is not eating regularly. I downsized him to a tub to monitor his feeding/pooping and has only gained .4 grams in two months while my other gargoyle has gained 2 grams in the last month. Could this be stunted growth or parasites??

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    Hi Chris,

    Do you know the genetics of this gecko's parents? The genetics of the parent geckos can play a part, I'd be skeptical of parasites if you haven't noticed any in the feces, unless it is cohabited with other animals, or you have had parasites in your other reptiles.
    0.1 Correlophus ciliatus
    1.0 Phelsuma grandis
    0.1 Testudo horsfieldii

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    • #3
      I have been in contact with the breeder I purchased him from and he has expressed his concern over the size as well. I ended up taking him to a vet and did a cautionary deworming and since then he has been eating much better and gaining some weight.

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