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Reptiles/leopard gecko look sick & losing weight


Cat Latimer wrote at 2013-12-23 00:42:27
I am having the same problem with my leopard gecko. I've done some research and it's most likely he has worms/parasites. My problem is that I can't seem to find anywhere on how much medication I need to administer nor do I have any clue on how much my gecko weighs...I have no means to weigh him. The only thing I could find is a canine dewormer, fenbendazole granules 22.2% (222 mg/g), in a 1 gram pouch. Directions for a dog....50mg/kg (22.27 mg/lb). How much medication do you reccomend I should administer using the above info based on your expertise. Also, do you happen to know how much an average gecko weighs? If there is anything else you would recommend, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you so much for your time. I'm looking forward to your reply. :)


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Tracie Kretzschmar


I can answer questions pertaining to health, UVB specifics, overall husbandry care & supplementation, analysis of blood test results, and behavioral problems & handling. I can answer questions pertaining to bearded dragons, leopard geckos, iguanas, uromastyx & ball pythons. I can answer adeno virus related questions in bearded dragons, & then specifically about the testing methods as well. I am beginning an Pogona Adeno Testing Society in 2008 which will help to begin to start some standardization within the bearded dragon colonies of the breeders who choose to test.


I have been working with bearded dragons for over 5 years now, as well as leopard geckos, too. I am currently doing rescues, as well. I hope to be able to educate people prior to them purchasing an exotic pet in order to avoid any health crisis with them.

I have a master's degree in sports medicine & physiology, & 1 year of vet tech schooling, & am currently working on a reptile certification through the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council.

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