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    Hello, I recently and I mean very recently found this issue in regards to my crested gecko!.

    So every night before bed and every morning when I wake up I check on my crested gecko. Well last night I noticed something odd regarding his leg so I took a closer look and idk what could have happened but his leg like I can see skin he isn't moving it properly and I find this so strange because again I check on him a lot and I pay attention to him a lot so I don't know what this is or how this could have even happened! I really need advice on this asap if anyone can help me please let me know right away.

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    Hello Buttons' dad ~

    I don't know what has caused the lump on Buttons' left rear leg.

    I hope some experienced crested gecko breeders will chime in and help us out.

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    Update Photo!
    So I managed to get a better photo of the area although yeah.... So far I am getting a lot of mixed answers. Some people are saying it isn't worth the vet visit as he should heal up fine. Others are saying that the Vet visit might answer more of my questions and maybe worth it just incase it is more serious. Generally speaking no one that i've spoken to including the guys at Pangea have seen this and its hard to tell if infected or not but the wound is very clean although I do not have anything to put on it and Reptilesrus plus amazon seem sold out of everything? Pangea gave me 2 links for amazon which on my end says "SOLD OUT" and on Reptilesrus the other product I was recommended is also sold out.... So I really don't know what to do but at this point Vet might be the only option and I'll be some upset if the vet says its nothing to worry about as the drive there and back is about 35 dollars then the visit was originally supposed to be 200 but I spoke with them and they said it would only be 139 after taxes in the end for the visit. Still I really hope to get some answers before tomorrow morning so if anyone has seen this before on a crested gecko or could help ease my mind or even give me some sort of information that would make it so a vet visit wouldn't be needed and instead I could get something to help etc please all information right now would be so helpful.

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    What exact products have been recommended to you for Buttons' leg problem?

    Buttons may need a prescription antibiotic cream.
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    "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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    Veternus Derma GeL & Some other Gel thing.

    Which sadly both are out of stock in all locations that I checked. Pangea even provided some links but they are out of stock as well in a sense so.. My options again back to visiting a vet which I hope they don't slap me with loads of stuff to pay for tomorrow as I only get paid Thursday so tomorrow is mainly to diagnose and then on Thursday if anything is required of course I will have to go pick it up and pay for it then.

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    I don't know the difference between chemical names and generic names, so this may be the same stuff: I had a hatchling leopard gecko that had a similar kind of wound on the lower legs which the vet called "de-gloving" (I'm sure you can picture why). She gave me a cream that was Silver Sulfadiazine USP 1%" which cleared the problem right up. I still have it and use it on geckos with wounds. It works really well. It may be that it exists at that strength in the human market as well. I'm not a vet, but in my opinion, as long as the wound doesn't seem to be there because there's a swelling in the leg that has literally burst the skin, it's likely that it's not an infection.

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    Check to see whether the vet you've found is on this international vet list from ARAV:



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    I don't know how current this list is.
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    "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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    https://downtownvet.net/ That's the vet I am going to. This is the only vet I could find that does reptiles in my area. I contacted my vet that I have for my cat they referred me saying that Downtown vet is the only one who does exotics around me.
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    I checked that website you linked me and surprisingly there isn't any vets within a good 3+ hour drive that come up on that site. Closest one to me would be Guelph Ontario I think? Regardless no way in hell would I be able to go 3+ hours out of my way with a gecko right now during the current weather not to mention the stress it would put on Buttons then to include the fact that I wouldn't be the one even driving. Don't get me wrong if I had no other option you know I would take time off work which I would probably get fired as I just started the job 3 weeks ago. I would take my whole paycheck and some get in my friends car and pay him to drive me if it was the only option but as it stands I'll have to go to this vet downtown. This vet has been around for a long long time and seems pretty well educated so I am putting my trust in them in hopes they will do right by Buttons.

    I've been keeping my eye on him all day tho and making sure he is okay. I spent a good portion of my day today while working just crying in meetings with my mic muted as I don't want anything to happen to my little guy.

    I also had to propone the new gecko that should have been here tomorrow with his enclosure and such which I don't know if i previously told you Elizabeth but I will have a second 18x18x24 Enclosure in my house that will be housing a Tokay Gecko at some point in the near future as his owner cannot take him back to his country and such. So I offered to take him in so long as the owner provides all the equipment. Which this person is one of my local friends and has taken so good care of this Tokay gecko so I don't see any issues that will happen with him although again I had to prospone all of that temporarly as Buttons is clearly sick and needs his papa more then anything right now.
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    This vet has been around for a long long time and seems pretty well educated so I am putting my trust in them in hopes they will do right by Buttons.

    I've been keeping my eye on him all day tho and making sure he is okay. I spent a good portion of my day today while working just crying in meetings with my mic muted as I don't want anything to happen to my little guy.

    I also had to propone the new gecko that should have been here tomorrow with his enclosure and such which I don't know if i previously told you Elizabeth but I will have a second 18x18x24 Enclosure in my house that will be housing a Tokay Gecko at some point in the near future as his owner cannot take him back to his country and such. So I offered to take him in so long as the owner provides all the equipment. Which this person is one of my local friends and has taken so good care of this Tokay gecko so I don't see any issues that will happen with him although again I had to prospone all of that temporarly as Buttons is clearly sick and needs his papa more herthen anything right now.
    From your link I noticed that your vet's daughter now practices veterinary medicine with her dad!

    This is the first I've heard that you're also getting a tokay!

    Best wishes for Buttons tomorrow. I hope all he needs is a creme.
    "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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