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I gecko is about 6 months old. The temps in her cage are between 75-95. She is on reticarpet, 2 hides, eats mealworms and crickets and has a water bowl and calcium bowl.

She started favoring her eye keeping one closed and now has them both closed. I sprayed water on her to get her to open them and the looked greyish.

I am trying to see if there are any medicines I can get that are alternatives to going to the vet since it it very expensive here.

She has eaten in about a week, due to her eyes I'm sure.

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I'm afraid I can't recommend simply treating her eyes without a vet visit.  There are other issues that can cause eye problems in leopard geckos, such as vitamin A deficiency.  You will want a proper diagnosis, so the correct treatment can be given.  I would shop around for a good herp vet.  You should choose a vet that has plenty of experience with reptiles.  Vet cost should generally not exceed $60 for a visit.

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Donna Fernstrom

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My particular focus is on snakes and lizards, but I have a decent smattering of knowledge of turtles and crocodilians as well, plus the experience to get relevant information quickly if I don't have it on hand in my brain. I can answer questions on captive care, diet, breeding, incubation of eggs, starting hatchlings, and more. I am particularly experienced with ball pythons, Lygodactylus geckos and other small lizards with similar care requirements, leopard geckos, and garter snakes.

Experience

I am a professional breeder of ball python morphs, Lygodactylus (dwarf) geckos, and mourning geckos. I have begun working with Irian Jaya carpet pythons, and plan to expand to include more gecko species in the future. I also have a background breeding leopard geckos, and have kept several other species of small lizards, snakes, and a water turtle.

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Nebraska Herpetological Society (nebherp.org)

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I have many care sheets published on my own website.

Education/Credentials
High School Graduate. Extensively self-taught due to high interest in wildlife and reptile care.

Awards and Honors
Fauna Classifieds board of inquiry Good Guy Certification

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