View Full Version : Mystery Illness?

09-09-2009, 08:51 PM
Hello all! This is my first time at this site!

I am a researcher of geckos, and I just can't seem to find out whats going on.

So my gecko Lillly, (in the picture in my profile)

Is very thin.

She will not touch her food, crickets, or anything.

Now new signs developed, when she sheds, her shed goes over her eyes, and locks inside her eyes to where she cannot see.

So I took her to the vet, and what not, and they never gave me a reason, just gave me eye drops.

So lately I haven't tooken her to the vet, and I found that she still won't touch a meal.

Shes straving herself...

I know stravation in general is not healthy.

My temperatures are perfect.
My others are healthy and well.

Just her... shes around 11 going on 12.

Shes just not touched her water bowl, eating food, and the shedding thing.

(By the way I've been using twissors on her shed and I gentle tare it off.
Its the only thing I can do)

Also, my vet told me I have to force her to eat, and buy baby food.
Such as turkey and gravey.
Or Chicken.

And now when I try she will not open her mouth at all.

I need major help =\

Any ideas? :(

09-10-2009, 03:31 AM
Hopefully yellermelon or riverside reptiles will see this, they seem very knowlidgible on this stuff

09-10-2009, 09:10 AM
Did the vet look at a fecal sample? If not, you should take one there. Try putting a dab of baby food on the gecko's nose and see if she'll lick it off. Look on this site for "slurry" and you will find a recipe for a mixture that can be fed to sick geckos using the "drop on the nose" method. Give her a soak in a little water so she can get hydrated. Put a drop of water on her nose and see if she'll lick it off.


09-10-2009, 02:22 PM
Thank you so much. I'll try that, for sure. I just started soaking her, How long do you think I should soak her?


Perhaps once a week?