Enigma Syndrome

Enigma Syndrome is a genetic neurological disorder which affects balance and cognition in leopard geckos. Most commonly affects the enigma morph, but it can also show up in other morphs that involve the enigma gene.


  • star gazing
  • head tilting
  • inability to catch prey
  • death rolls
  • seizures
  • circling


  • faulty genetics
  • irresponsible breeding


Reduce environmental stressors such as tankmates and handling, but there is no cure. Severely affected individuals may need to be assist-fed for the rest of their life.

For more information about Enigma Syndrome, visit this article from Gecko Time.


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