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    Quote Originally Posted by Bbdalton93 View Post
    I’m going to pick up the reptaboost because that seems to be more readily available where I’m at.
    I am beginning to wonder if he is in the early stages of MBD, I’m going to get him an X-ray on his jaw, because I’m worried I may have injured his jaw, as I was told it’s okay to try and get them to open their mouths. I would hope that’s not the case.
    Also, the Vet is a licensed exotic vet, he is a great vet and my parents have dealt with him for a few years prior to me seeing him. I will call tomorrow and go as soon as I get the chance.
    And I will read the link in your signature as soon as I’m done typing this.
    Thank you for all your replies everyone, as nerve wracking as is you have all been a lot of help.
    You're welcome.

    I'm glad your vet is a licensed exotic vet! Have your vet x-ray all of Pierre to check his bone density.

    Here's the link on crypto in case you didn't find it:
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 05-02-2019 at 01:24 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    From what I can see, your leo seems to be in bad shape. Please have him tested for crypto. Crypto is highly contagious. Vets can swab the vent to test for crypto. A fecal sample is not necessary.

    You can order Carnivore Care from Amazon. That's hugely better than dog food. Pet stores carry ReptiBoost. In the past vets often prescribed Hills' Prescription Diet: a/d canine feline for reptiles.

    Try assist feeding your leo either Carnivore Care from Amazon (or your vet) or ReptiBoost like this.
    Okay so I got the reptaboost today, and Iím trying to feed him now but heís not licking the food off his lips, is there anything I can do to asssist this any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bbdalton93 View Post
    Okay so I got the reptaboost today, and Iím trying to feed him now but heís not licking the food off his lips, is there anything I can do to asssist this any more.
    I'm sorry. Maybe it's too late.

    Please share a photo of the entire gecko that includes his whole tail.

    • Does his tail seem to be getting skinnier day-by-day?
    • Has he been walking around normally with no unusual bends at the knees of any of his legs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    I'm sorry. Maybe it's too late.

    Please share a photo of the entire gecko that includes his whole tail.

    • Does his tail seem to be getting skinnier day-by-day?
    • Has he been walking around normally with no unusual bends at the knees of any of his legs?
    His tail seems to be remaining the same size. I have a vet appointment Monday morning. He moves a little slowly and shaky but nothing bending awkwardly. Iím attaching a few pictures of him. These are from Thursday night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bbdalton93 View Post
    His tail seems to be remaining the same size. I have a vet appointment Monday morning. He moves a little slowly and shaky but nothing bending awkwardly. I’m attaching a few pictures of him. These are from Thursday night.
    7131FFE3-DACE-4689-8DEA-135F46FB97E6.jpg 93FB8169-253F-4401-92F2-F83D78E3B155.jpg 7D4B1C84-1607-4BBB-8CFB-31146175E5B5.jpg CCC0D8B5-36D6-43AC-837A-F5C701267DAA.jpg
    Be sure to have his vent swabbed for crypto this coming Monday.

    Do your best to keep his warm humid hide moist. Hopefully he'll use it to stay hydrated.

    While he was still pooping, were his stools watery? That could be another crypto sign.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    ===> 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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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Be sure to have his vent swabbed for crypto this coming Monday.

    Do your best to keep his warm humid hide moist. Hopefully he'll use it to stay hydrated.

    While he was still pooping, were his stools watery? That could be another crypto sign.
    His stools became watery once he was being fed solely the baby food. When he was still eating some insects and baby food the stool was a little more solid and closer to what a normal movement should look like. As I read more and more into malnutrition it seems likely that thatís the case but I donít want to rule out crypto. He just doesnít seem to be that severe right now. But In the case that it is crypto, what do I do about it. Iíve seen people recommend euthanasia, but when reading the information you referred me to you didnít seem to say anything about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Be sure to have his vent swabbed for crypto this coming Monday.

    Do your best to keep his warm humid hide moist. Hopefully he'll use it to stay hydrated.

    While he was still pooping, were his stools watery? That could be another crypto sign.
    Thank you for your help with everything, unfortunately Pierre has passed on. He lived a good life up until his sickness. Iím grateful for all the time I got to spend with him I just wish I was able to do more at the end. Thank you again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bbdalton93 View Post
    Thank you for your help with everything, unfortunately Pierre has passed on. He lived a good life up until his sickness. Iím grateful for all the time I got to spend with him I just wish I was able to do more at the end. Thank you again.
    You're quite welcome.

    I'm sorry Pierre has passed on. Here's a rose to ease your pain.

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    Hello, one last question I was reading about disinfection from crypto’s bacteria, and it said that ammonia is the only thing that can kill it, but that it won’t kill all of it. In the event that Pierre did have crypto, is it worth keeping this tank around and cleaning it or should I get rid of it. It’s just that it’s a brand new tank that I spend quite a bit of money on and I don’t want to throw it out unless I have to.

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    I have disinfected tanks successfully (before, and not related to the current crypto outbreak I'm stuck with) by cleaning with ammonia and letting it air dry outside. One of the vets I saw said they could actually test a cage for crypto, so you might want to see if that's an option.

    Aliza
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