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Hi tracie
I have two male leopard geckos and while I was out of the house yesterday they got into a fight I'm guessing. But now one of my males is missing a toe and he has a few concerning cuts on his belly, tail, and back. I have washed him completely and kept him dry. He is now in his own enclosure on paper towels. He has been eating just fine but I was wondering if I'm able to use something like neosporin to help the healing process?

Hello Onieka,

Oh I am sorry about the two fighting!  I am glad that he is in his own enclosure now so that wont happen again.  
You can use diluted betadine to clean the area & the neosporin or polysporin either one will be fine to help with healing.  How are the areas looking today?  
I am happy to hear he is on paper towels too so that his wounds stay clean also.
Do you have any pictures of him?

I hope he is doing better & healing up.  



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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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