Reptiles/Vorax gecko


Hi. My vorax gecko named Charlie is only about a couple months old. He's about 5-6 inches. He dropped his tail last week and i got him out to see how it was healing. This tails almost fully healed exept a part of the bone stiking out but I noticed as I was putting him back in his cage that his left eye is swollen. It looks like a clear bubble and the iris is underneath it. I asked my friend about it and he said it'll go down but I'm still worried about him. Do you have any idea about what it is or advise as to what to do?

Hello Sherri,

Poor thing!  Has he shed recently or no?  
He could have retained his eye cap oir maybe scratched it.  What type of substrate is he on, sand, or paper towels?

You can get some sterile saline solution for his eye to use daily on it.  It doesn't look infected but it could get that way quickly.  There is an antibiotic eye ointment you could get for him too if it doesn't clear up.

Is he eating anything right now?  
I am glad to hear his tail is healing up.  He should regenerate it soon.  Be sure he is getting enough calcium.
What is the humidity in the tank?

Let me know how he is doing.


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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.


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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