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Leopard Geckos without heat for 10 days

I was on vacation for 10 days and had someone take care of them. The heat was off unnoticed.... I"m worried.... I hope they don"t die. Will they survive? I just put the heat back on
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They might not eat for a while until the temp speeds up their metabolism enough to get back on track. If they don"t have respiratory infections at this point then I would think an easy recovery is promising. If they were big and healthy before the heat was off then I think they"d be alright, just get the heat on ASAP
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Well, if the temperatures in the place they were weren"t that low they shouldn"t have any problems!! Respiratory problems seem a bit over reacting, I mean, they can be at room temperature for some time if the room temperature is not too low, was it a very cold place where they were???
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Unless it"s been really cold where you are, it"s not likely to be a big deal. Warm him back up to proper temps and keep an eye on him. How did this happen? If you"re using a UTH w/ a thermostat, there should be no reason for the heat ever to be off in the first place.
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I myself just lost power to my house for a whole week - and I can sympathize with your concern, but I can assure you everything should be OK! As your location says you are in the US, I would"nt be worried. Its just the end of summer now, so unless you house somehow got below 50 F while you were away I wouldnt be too concern!Your leos probably slowed down their eating habits, or didnt eat at all once the heater was turned off. If they are healthy than this isnt too big a deal. Some leos can go a month or more without eating at all because they have plenty of stored fat. Just get the tank back to its regular warm temps and provide them with slow/easy to catch food. Within no time at all they should be eating regularly again!
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No respiratory infections. I live in San Francisco where it is 55-65 throughout the day. They are eating well now. Basically I had a couchsurfer unplug the heat to plug her laptop in...without my noticing...They seem to be doing ok, I"ll keep you guys updated.

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