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    Default Rescued Tokay... need some advice.


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    Hello! I am a high school special education teacher. This year, I started having class pets: frogs and geckos. It's been a hit!

    I was at a reptile show approximately 1 month ago. After a conversation with one of the vendors about my classroom program, he handed me a container with a dark, Tokay with a big scab on her nose. He said that he got her that way and he thinks that she got the injury from snout rubbing, but he couldn't be sure.

    We call her DiDi short for Diablo) and she is the sweetest little gecko. She was not one bit aggressive. However, I see she might have some health problems. I am looking around for a herp vet, but I thought someone might be able to help me int he mean time.

    Her scab has gotten better over the past month. She recently shed, and had difficulty getting the last bit of shed skin off the tip of her snout, where the scab is. Her little mouth got a bit bloody from her trying to scrape it off for a day. Today, I put neosporin over the shed skin to soften it. It took a very gentle hand, but I was able to remove the skin from her nose. I swear she looked up at me to thank me.

    Here is my concern... since the scab is so large, it's probably going to have scar tissue. I worry about her being able to breathe... I am uploading two pictures. The first is a picture of the scar right after I "adopted" her. The second I took today.

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    Does anyone have any experience with something like this? My students just love this gecko and I just don't want anything to happen to her!!!

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    Unfortunately the attachments don't work. See if you can locate her nostrils and check that the scab doesn't cover them. I had a leopard gecko with plugged nostrils and my vet recommended I use bacitracin to soften it up. It worked well. The trick is to help the gecko manage the shed in that area when she's ready to shed so she doesn't rip off the scab again, so watch her carefully and try to "peel" her if you can get to her in time. I have another leopard gecko with a wound in its side and I have to get her before she sheds and peel around it until it heals.

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    yeah, the pics don't work, sorry. it would be really good to see what she looks like.

    is she still really dark?

    how is she eating?
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