Q. Why is my leopard gecko having a hard time shedding?
A. Humidity is the most common factor leading to shedding problems. A low humidity environment prevents old skin from loosening properly. A hide box with a suitable moist substrate should be part of the cage environment. A small cottage cheese container (washed and dried) containing moist peat moss can be used as a hide. Shed problems can be treated by placing paper towels moistened with warm water in a covered container. Place your gecko inside and allow for a 20 minute "soak" time. The high humidity should help your gecko with a proper shed.