Diseases & Other Health Info

Do you think you might have a sick leaf-tailed gecko on your hands? Do you have questions about sexing or parasites? Welcome to ReptiFiles’ table of contents for all things leaf-tailed gecko diseases and 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

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.

Leaf-Tailed Gecko Health Topics:


Metabolic Bone Disease (MBD)





Uroplatus sikorae — Leaf-tailed gecko diseases and health info

Healthy, alert female U. sikorae

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