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    Hello, my gecko's testicle is swollen and looks like it has came out. See the photos attached. He is kept with sand (though I am moving to paper towel), uses a heat lamp and is fed crickets. Will I need to go the the vet?

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    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited!

    Keep these tissues moist with a little K-Y Jelly, vegetable oil, or olive oil. See whether you can gently ease the tissues into place. Don't let these tissues dry out!

    Please contact an exotics vet soon.

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    Please follow Elizabeth's instructions and make a vet appointment as well. Just so you know, it's probably not the gecko's testicle, it's the hemipenis (human males have 2 bulges that are the testicles, but in geckos, the bulges are where each penis is).

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    Thanks for the replies guys. I've put olive oil on a tissue and laid it below him (was a bit difficult though because he was pretty 'defensive').

    Also, How much does this typically cost, and how urgent is it?

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    Cost depends on your vet and it's urgent..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhall73 View Post
    Thanks for the replies guys. I've put olive oil on a tissue and laid it below him (was a bit difficult though because he was pretty 'defensive').

    Also, How much does this typically cost, and how urgent is it?
    You're welcome.

    The procedure is extremely urgent. If you wait, the hemipenis may need to be amputated. The longer the prolapse remains "out", the more difficult it will be to keep it inside your leo where it belongs. Your leo might need stitches even now.

    The cost may exceed a vet visit of maybe $75. As Aliza mentions, cost depends upon what needs to be done. There are really no alternatives.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    An update, went to the vet and it went well, prescribed some stuff and gave some tips. Turns out it was mostly healed by the time they checked it out.

    Thanks for the help guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bhall73 View Post
    An update, went to the vet and it went well, prescribed some stuff and gave some tips. Turns out it was mostly healed by the time they checked it out.

    Thanks for the help guys.
    You're most welcome!

    Thanks so much for seeking vet help.

    Here's to many more years with your pet! (There's a retired female breeder leo in the EU who is in her mid-30s last time I checked.)
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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