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    Hey everyone!
    So my crested gecko (female, name: Dorito, I got her from PetSmart so I don't know the exact age, but I've had her for a little over 1 year) is not putting any weight on one of her front legs, and she keeps it slightly curled up. She is trying to use it to walk but it isn't working that well. This is how I think it happened-
    I was walking by her tank when I saw that her food platform had fallen off the tank wall had fallen to the ground. I stuck it back, then I checked on Dorito. I noticed she was sitting really weirdly, with one of her front feet slightly in the air. When I picked her up, she was putting barely any pressure on that foot. I think that the platform fell on her? I don't know what else in the tank could have done it, so for now I have taken it out. Is there anything I can do for her? I'll check the leg in a few hours do see if it is swollen up, or if it is getting any better.
    Thanks!
    Here are the links to the photos of her setup and her leg: https://app.photobucket.com/u/Swirly...2-0f7efa8197d6
    I'll try to take a video that shows what happened better
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    It would be good to see a picture when you are able to do that. It's hard to know. You may need to take her to the vet if it doesn't get better in a few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    It would be good to see a picture when you are able to do that. It's hard to know. You may need to take her to the vet if it doesn't get better in a few days.

    Aliza
    Alright, here are the pics:

    Right after I realized what happened: https://app.photobucket.com/u/Swirly...2-0f7efa8197d6
    A few hours later: https://app.photobucket.com/u/Swirly...9-e2b16d8b3f5e
    Video of the foot: https://youtu.be/DCnWDyJ_ap0

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    Welcome aboard, Galaxy Gecko.

    I can't see your photobucket pics, because I don't have a login yet. Based upon your YouTube video of Mila's injured foot and possibly wrist and leg, please set up an app with an exotics vet as soon as possible. Without vet care she may never be able to climb or walk again.

    Mist her regularly to keep her hydrated. Offer her food at ground level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Welcome aboard, Galaxy Gecko.

    I can't see your photobucket pics, because I don't have a login yet. Based upon your YouTube video of Mila's injured foot and possibly wrist and leg, please set up an app with an exotics vet as soon as possible. Without vet care she may never be able to climb or walk again.

    Mist her regularly to keep her hydrated. Offer her food at ground level.

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    I will see if I can schedule an appointment for her. The front portion of the leg has swollen up to almost double the size of the other leg. She still tries to climb around and jump, so would it be a good idea to move her into something smaller so she wont hurt herself again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galaxy Gecko View Post
    I will see if I can schedule an appointment for her. The front portion of the leg has swollen up to almost double the size of the other leg. She still tries to climb around and jump, so would it be a good idea to move her into something smaller so she wont hurt herself again?
    You could move her to a smaller enclosure just in case.

    That swelling indicates something is definitely off. If it's Mila's right wrist, that would definitely affect her toes. The sooner she can be seen by a vet the better. If her right wrist is broken or sprained, maybe a vet could splint/stabilize it until it heals.

    Please keep this thread updated.
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    So I took Dorito to the vet earlier today, and they confirmed her forearm and possibly wrist were broken. They splinted the leg, gave us oral pain meds, and told us to come back in 2 weeks for a checkup. We also had to move her into a large plastic tub with nothing in it so she wouldnt hurt herself. I’ll post pictures of her soon, and keep you updated!
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    So I took Dorito to the vet earlier today, and they confirmed her forearm and possibly wrist were broken. They splinted the leg, gave us oral pain meds, and told us to come back in 2 weeks for a checkup. We also had to move her into a large plastic tub with nothing in it so she wouldnt hurt herself. Iíll post pictures of her soon, and keep you updated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galaxy Gecko View Post
    So I took Dorito to the vet earlier today, and they confirmed her forearm and possibly wrist were broken. They splinted the leg, gave us oral pain meds, and told us to come back in 2 weeks for a checkup. We also had to move her into a large plastic tub with nothing in it so she wouldnt hurt herself. Iíll post pictures of her soon, and keep you updated!
    I'm sorry. I don't see how I missed your update about Dorito last night.

    Will she eat and lick water off her face? If not, mix Pangea powdered diet with water. Place a little on your finger or her snout. Will Dorito lick it clean?

    Can you add something cushiony to her large plastic bin like sphagnum moss?
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    It's been a little while. How has Dorito been doing?
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    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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