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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.
    Morelia spilota harrisoni * Morelia spilota mcdowelli * Liasis fuscus * Liasis mackloti * Liasis mackloti savuensis * Liasis olivaceous olivaceous* Anteresia maculosa * Gekko gecko * Correlophus ciliatus * Blaesodactylus boivini * Lepidodactylus lugubris

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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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