Our Uro was purchased about two years ago with a Leopard Gecko. We had to purchase them together because, when separated, they would cease to eat. Of course, this posed a problem as the gecko requires a moist habitat and the Uro requires a dry one. We included a small bowl of water for the gecko until the Uro decided she would drag her tail through it. We had never had the problem of her walking through it until this last week and low and behold her tail has become a light greyish color ( she is normally completely ebony ), and it appears rather flaky.
We are devising a way to move the water dish underneath the sand in a fake cavern for the gecko and know that should prevent any further damage to the Uro.
However, now there is the problem of helping her with her tail. It is not advanced in the sense that it has not been there for more than four or five days, but we are currently unable to afford a Vet visit. I have heard from many forums that Neosporin placed on the tail will help cure the 'infection', 'bacteria' or whatever it may be. Is this safe and has anyone had positive results?
There is also a product that I have heard mention of called 'Rot Guard'. Is this something that may be of use in this situation?
I do not want it to progress any farther, as I love this little lizard and she is normally fat and healthy. I would like to avoid any need for amputation or farther spreading.
Thank you for your time and help!