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    So I went to check on my crested tonight and he was on the ground in mid shed not moving. I picked him up and he still didn't move thought he was dead. So I went to get something to wrap him up in and I noticed he was breathing but not much. The temps have been cold. I live in Massachusetts and there's been record colds for the past couple weeks. I have heat lamps heating lights and I still can't get temps right. Been in 60s and even getting to 50s at night. So I found a space heater and cranked it up. He is now moving but very slowly and still not breathing very well. Anything I can do for the little guy?

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    he's currently on his back with his mouth open. He's not looking to good. I feel horrible! Anyone help me out?

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    You need higher temps ASAP. Crested geckos should not be exposed to temperatures lower than 65F. Use the space heater to get him up to 75F. If you can't do that, try using your body heat to warm him up by placing him on your upper chest/neck.

    Laying on the back is a very bad sign, though. If you can get him to an emergency vet, do. Otherwise it may be too late to help him.
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    I tired calling multiple vets but no luck! Unfortunately he passed this morning. Had him for 6 years very sad day!
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    Apologies for your loss. <3
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyV24 View Post
    I tired calling multiple vets but no luck! Unfortunately he passed this morning. Had him for 6 years very sad day!
    I'm extremely sorry your crestie passed away this morning.

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    They live around 7-10 years. I think he was just having a rough time, but his time was near. I don't think there was anything you could do. I'm so sorry about your gecko, I hope you're okay

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