Sick Leopard Gecko

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Sick Leopard Gecko

Postby HerpGirl » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:08 am

Hi,
I'll start from the beginning. After I got Gator, my first female leopard gecko, my family fell in love. my lil bro wanted one and my mom's co-worker's brother had one that he had had for 6 years. he didn't want so we got it. she was in a 20 gallon long tank with PINK sand :roll: ! anyway, she was tiny, 5 inches, thin, and had lost 15 toes due to shedding problems. My bro couldn't take care of her so she came to me. He named her Gecka. then she stopped eating completely. My brother offered her butter worms and she ate them. he gave her so many, she had to throw up :cry: . that was 6-7 months ago. She now eats mealworms 1 a week, she still wouldn't eat any more than that. I have her in a 5 gallon tank b/c my bro and sis's hamsters need it more than her. she rarely moves. I'm going to buy a 10 gal soon. she's 44 grams. I think her growth has been stunted :cry: .

Thanks in advance guys!

P.S. there is a reptile vet near by but its $70 JUST FOR A LOOK! :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Sick Leopard Gecko

Postby HerpGirl » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:50 pm

Somebody, PLEASE HELP!
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Re: Sick Leopard Gecko

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:00 pm

I don't know much about Leos, but you might want to read through this care sheet and double check that everything is set up properly for her. http://www.reptilesmagazine.com/Care-Sheets/Lizards/Leopard-Gecko/ Making sure environment is optimal is usually the best place to start.
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Re: Sick Leopard Gecko

Postby AHBD » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:53 am

It's highly likely that she's impacted. Is she pooing at all ? If you turn her over to look at her belly can you see the outline of her intestines ? Sometimes with leo's you can actually see the calcium sand in the G.I. tract visible through the skin.
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Re: Sick Leopard Gecko

Postby HerpGirl » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:58 am

she has been pooing, so I don't think she is impacted. I have her on paper towels and she will drink water off of it, but not from a bowl. I don't see any eggs. I think her growth was stunted cause shes 5 inches
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Re: Sick Leopard Gecko

Postby AHBD » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:04 am

O.K., good that she's pooing and yes she's def. stunted. You do need to have a small water bowl though, leos are nocturnal and will drink at night while you're sleeping. Mealworms aren't a good diet, get her some small/medium crickets and disable them a bit so she can catch them easily. Phoenix or calcium worms as well.
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Re: Sick Leopard Gecko

Postby HerpGirl » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:07 am

:D Thanks AHBD! I'll change her diet ASAP. I want only the best for my animals and HATE to see ANY animal suffer :cry:.
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