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Leopard Gecko issues!

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    Leopard Gecko issues!

    hi everyone i got 2 leopard geckos from someone. one is an adult male and the other is a smaller. the adult doesnt walk on his front feet he walks on his elbows like g.i. joe and he wont eat by himself. the person who had him told me they had to make him open his mouth and put a worm in and make him eat it. he has skin that needs to come off(all of it). how can i get him to eat and what can i do for him to start shedding?






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    Re: Leopard Gecko issues!

    Describe how you are housing it and how long you have had it.
    And if there is a size difference the geckos should be seperated.
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    Re: Leopard Gecko issues!

    At first thought it sounds like MBD. That gecko is not healthy. I would recommend a vet visit as soon as possible.

    Lack of eating and shedding could be due to numerous things. MBD, for one. Parasites for another. Dehydration. Injury. I don't believe this is something anyone can diagnose on their own. Do you know the conditions he came from? Why he had to be force-fed? How long he's been walking on his elbows?

    Like I say, I strongly suggest a vet visit ASAP. Do you have pictures of your geckos and their enclosure(s)?
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    Re: Leopard Gecko issues!

    Agreed, that gecko does not sound healthy to me either, sounds like MBD but if it is that, you need a vet anyways, best thing to do is take it in to get seen to

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    Re: Leopard Gecko issues!

    You need to get that lizard to a vet. I agree this sounds like metabolic bone disease. It is reversible if caught in time.

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    Re: Leopard Gecko issues!

    Your gecko that walks on his elbows needs to get more calcium. I believe some vets have treatments for calcium deficiency. I'm surprised he's not stealing the smaller ones food, maybe you should house them seperately so that if your sick one has a parasite, it doesn't hurt the other . And, how much did the one walking on his front legs cost?

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    Re: Leopard Gecko issues!

    Is there a small dish of calcium in the enclosure? A MVB light? I don't think you should force live worms down a lizard that isn't eating...? I would get him to a vet. Poor thing has to be miserable. Hope you can get him better soon.
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    Re: Leopard Gecko issues!

    I have had a rescue chameleon with MBD, who sounded the exact same as you adult male. He defiantly needs to see a vet, although I know they can be expensive. If it does come back as MBD which Im sure it would, we were told to feed him liquid calcium from a syringe and we also had to blend up food to help him eat.

    leave a dish of calcium in the tank to so they can lick it when they wish.

    For the shedding, if he isn't managing to get any of it off himself perhaps a warm bath would help him? This may help re-hydrate him to if he's ill which is never a bad thing.
    Its a lot of hard work but the symptoms can be helped. Post some pictures maybe more people could help you as I have no experience of it within geckos. Hope he gets better.

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