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The Enigma Syndrome Study

Since the enigma morph of the leopard gecko was first introduced in 2006, it has become increasingly apparent that some individuals belonging to this morph display a variety of symptoms suggesting that they may be prone to neurological or balance problems. Symptoms in some individuals may be relatively mild, such as tilting of the head or star gazing, while others may display far more severe problems, such as circling or even death-rolling. Such symptoms may severely impair the individual's ability to hunt or shed independently. Other enigmas, however, appear completely asymptomatic. To date it remains unclear what proportion of the enigma population is afflicted by this so-called enigma syndrome.

In order to gain an understanding of the full extent of the problem, Mal of Grinning Geckos has established a study investigating the prevalence and severity of enigma syndrome symptoms in enigma morph leopard geckos that are hatched during 2011. Breeders / owners of such geckos will be asked to monitor the development of their animals and provide brief feedback periodically. Further information is contained in the flyer shown below ~ click the flyer to open up a full-size picture to read or print.

If you would like to contribute to this extremely interesting and worthwhile project, please contact Mal using the methods shown in the flyer.

Enigma Study Flyer

 

 

 

 

 

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through my own personal experiance and research over the years ~
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Interesting Facts

Both Leo and Fat-Tailed gecko's sex are largely determined by the temperature they are incubated at.

A leo's tail accounts for approximately 40% of it's total length.

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