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Taryn wrote at 2012-12-22 05:47:44
Your leopard gecko has mouth rot. Do not continue to feed him/her crickets. Switch to baby food (fruit) with a syringe until it heals. ALso go to a vet and buy liquid calcium


BC wrote at 2014-02-03 02:16:17
I want to add that you should take out the  vermiculite bedding in the humid hide and replace it with a moist paper towel bedding instead. As for the substrate I would strongly recommend that you stop using sand, it is not healthy as it causes you leopard gecko to "impact" (sand accumulates in its stomach causing blockage) which is probably one of the other things that it's experiencing aside from the eye and mouth problem. To remedy that you would need to soak it in warm water for 15 a day. So instead of sand use paper towels to line the bottom of the tank. Lastly stop using the lamp, they don't need it, they are not the kind of reptile that basks (ie a bearded dragon) they take heat from their belly. The heat mat is enough.


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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.

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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.

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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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