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    I picked up a golden gecko from a not so good breeder yesterday, when we talked over text they sounded alright, but upon meeting I found it wasn't the case. 6 geckos in a 15g as bit iffy to me, but they're a breeder so I didn't think to much of it. The 15g has little to no humidity and no water dish one small hide, several were obviously being bullied out of food, and food to big for smaller geckos.
    Beings a softie I couldn't just leave this little one I ended up naming pear. I'm aware I'm going to have to pay a lot in vet bills for her most likely with how she is now.

    Shes pretty skinny and was dehydrated, but staring to look better then when I first got her.
    When I got her:
    https://i.gyazo.com/eae88f455f18dd87...520ed600f8.png
    https://i.gyazo.com/1ac4668cca8d1c4b...45afe81692.png
    Now:
    https://i.gyazo.com/bb621b8782baa358...5977ca4277.jpg
    https://i.gyazo.com/afcac43a7602ef6a...4ad35f35fe.png
    Day one in her new home she peed (atleast I'm assuming since its white), but very liquidy. She also left a mysterious foamy spit like substance on her hammock. I asked the breeder about the "spit" and she said A) Shes actually male or B)She pooped. I know shes not male since she had no bulges or pores and I've never seen poo like this.
    Heres a picture of the "spit":
    https://i.gyazo.com/f5c9e6c3c1cf7dbe...c5fca92c80.jpg

    Tank info:
    Size: 20 gallon high
    Humidity:78%
    Temperature: 77f
    Substrate: ABG mix.
    Other: Live plants(some fake ones too), sticks for climbing, 2 hides.


    (Ps Sorry for all the links, site won't let me upload any pictures!)

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    I"m glad you were able to give her a better home, and that she already looks so much better.

    it might be a good idea to start with a fecal? if she's already putting on weight hopefully she's not carrying any parasites, but better safe than sorry for sure.

    can you enclose a picture of her setup? these guys are very arboreal and if they're using a hide on the ground, chances are good they don't feel safe in their vertical cover and you may need more choices. she may need thicker foliage, vertically stacked tile, vertically placed cork round, etc.
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    I'm going to call the vet monday (They're closed now and I know I won't be able to get there friday) about a fecal test. I want to move her to a quarantine set up so its easier to get a fecal sample, but all I have is a 5g tank, would that be to stressful being in such a small set up? I can probably get a large plastic tub and make it into a temporary quarantine if so.

    Heres a picture of her tank: https://i.gyazo.com/2df3d42cdff5e031...56e5529a9f.jpg
    I'm going to be picking up some more silk plants to add more cover to the top area though.

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    that's definitely more setup for a terrestrial gecko, but I like the naturalistic approach. were you able to get ahold of a vet and find some poop?

    sorry I've been offline several days, I recently had surgery and am kind of in-and-out. please let me know what you've been able to find out.
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    I've been trying to give her more climbing space, but I'll probably be getting a extra tall exo terra in a month or so for her. For now I did add more cover to the top area of the tank (https://i.gyazo.com/efb4b0ef2822a356...9c3a903c6b.jpg ).

    She has a vet appointment next week, since she hasn't been eating theres been no poop to be found yet and I'm still just finding runny urates.


    (Also I hope you start feeling better soon!)

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    So her vet appointment got bumped to monday (was supposed to be Tuesday this week). -_-
    Apparently the vets don't see this as much of a emergency, they've been busy lately so.
    Pear hasn't gotten better or worse though, just hanging out on her reptile hammock all day and I can hear her doing stuff at night so at least shes more active.

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    are you sure she's not eating or pooping, and just being sneaky about it?
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    The dubai and meal worm I offered her haven't disappeared, I can't really tell with the pangea though.
    I haven't found any poop but I try and look for it every day without disturbing her.

    I added a ceramic heat emitter (since I found caresheets that said they needed higher temps then reptile magazine had said) so now she just lounges around under that now, maybe the improvement in her temperatures will help get her eating again?

    However lately shes been a dark brown color (before I added the che too), I read thats a sign of stress but I cant figure out whats stressing her? :/

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    Just got back to the vet!
    The vet thinks she's impacted(her stomach was hard) from being in eco earth in her old home (or possibly ate something else). I forgot to mention here I switched her subsrate to paper towel a few days after I made this post and good thing I did.
    We're trying a medication that's like a lubricant and hopefully it works. I have to go for a follow up check up next week if she doesn't improve.

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    Pears having a bad reaction to the medicine, I call the vet office and they said there's nothing they can do and stress would worsen it so I should just hope for improvement.

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