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    Smile #165---Managing Egg-binding in Leopard Geckos . . . . . . Doctors Foster & Smith Info


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    EGG-BOUND LEOPARD GECKOS

    All female geckos can develop infertile eggs without mating.
    1. If you see eggs, add a nest box filled with damp Eco Earth's coco fiber to the warm end of the enclosure to prompt her to lay those eggs.
    2. A 1x daily warm 86*F (30*C) soak for about 15 minutes may help. Gently massage her belly towards the vent during that soak.
    3. An oxytoxin injection may help too. If she is unable to lay her eggs, surgery is required.
    4. If a female gecko becomes egg-bound, eventually the eggs begin to rot inside. This infection leads to septicemia (blood poisoning), then death.


    Click: Egg Binding (Dystocia) in Reptiles: Causes, Signs, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 05-13-2020 at 11:07 PM.
    "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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    Smile #166---Persistent Gecko Tail Biting Behavior . . . . . . Remedy -- Nov/Dec 2020


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    For reference click: HELP!! Repeated Self harm

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    OMEM terra cotta hides
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    Remedy
    Use an OMEM terra cotta warm humid hide to provide ideal 24/7 humidity
    + Apply SSD 1% cream (silver sulfadiazine) generously every other day [SSD 1% cream protects the healing skin.]

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    10 September 2020
    On the 10 September 2020 I placed a medium OMEM terra cotta humid hide in his enclosure right next to my 18 gram Oedura castlenaui's warm dry coconut hide. I wasn't certain what to expect. Well, now this gecko usually sandwiches himself right between his super humid terra cotta hide and the glass. When I check him out he usually appears "moist". That may not be desirable, and could perhaps make this gecko susceptible to a respiratory tract infection, but so far so good. During some days he hangs out underneath his basking bulb, so maybe moisture and dryness balance out? He could also retreat to his warm dry coconut hide if drier is better.

    Both tail sores seem to be improving.

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    29 September 2020 -- Shed #1 after adding the medium OMEM terra cotta humid hide in early September
    Complete shed! Both tail wounds and the regenerating tail are healing! There has been NO additional biting behavior at this time.

    I've been applying SSD 1% cream more generously than in the past. During the days this ~18 gram Oedura castelnaui hangs out on top of his cork bark and underneath silk ivy leaves soaking up rays from the incandescent bulb overhead. All night long he sandwiches himself between the glass and one side of his OMEM terra cotta hide. The beaded moisture on the sides of his OMEM hide produces a consistent humidity. That promotes healing of both wounds and keeps him from creating new bite wounds.

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    30 October 2020 -- Shed #2 after adding the medium OMEM terra cotta humid hide in early September
    Another 100% shed! Both tail wounds and the regenerating tail continue to heal! There has been NO additional biting behavior.

    Should 100% unassisted sheds continue a 3rd time I'll be sold that shedding requires consistent humidity, not on again, off again, humidity.

    I've continued SSD 1% cream more generously than in the past. During the days this ~18 gram Oedura castelnaui hangs out on top of his cork bark and underneath silk ivy leaves soaking up rays from the incandescent bulb. All night long he sandwiches himself between the glass and one side of his OMEM terra cotta hide. The beaded moisture on the sides of his OMEM hide produces a consistent humidity. That promotes healing of both wounds and keeps him from creating new bite wounds.

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    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 10-31-2020 at 06:35 PM.
    "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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