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    Default Juvenile bump on head/eye?


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    I recently purchased a new crested gecko juvenile, Roku, after suddenly losing my crestie of 8 years.

    Roku is 7 grams, eating CGD, and pooping fine while staying in her critter keeper til she gains some more weight.

    I noticed the other day she has a bump on her head, above her right eye. Not sure if this is from hitting it or signs of something worse.

    Any info is appreciated!
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    get her in. that's definitely not normal. as there isn't sign of a cut or bruising, I'd be worried about an infection under the skin.
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    Thanks! Just scheduled an appointment for her next week. Hopefully it's something fixable.
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    Hi ~

    Kindly update this thread after Roku's appointment.

    I send best wishes that this issue is treatable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Hi ~

    Kindly update this thread after Roku's appointment.

    I send best wishes that this issue is treatable.
    It is very important to provide a temperature range and access to slightly higher temps during treatment. This cannot be achieved in a critter keeper. If proper heating is not provided, the medication will not work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sg612 View Post
    It is very important to provide a temperature range and access to slightly higher temps during treatment. This cannot be achieved in a critter keeper. If proper heating is not provided, the medication will not work.
    The same goes for the food you feed. If they are not warm enough, nutrients will not be absorbed. I just googled and found a vet stating similar so that itís not coming from a stranger on the Internet.

    https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/5f1...efbec3634d.pdf


    Environmental temperatures should be maintained near the upper limit preferred by the species to enhance immune function.
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    Took her to the vet and he thinks she just hit her head. The bump isn't hardened, just seems inflamed. It also is not pushing on her eye or really affecting her, so I am just suppose to watch it over the next few weeks. If it happens to grow more I will have to bring her in again and he said about poking it with a needle (forget the details of that procedure) and giving her some antibiotics. Other than that he says the care I am providing her and my other gecks is spot on!
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