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    Hey all, I was just wondering if any one can help me with this new issue;
    I've had my Tangerine carrot-tail baldy for about 3 years now. And she has shed countless times with out any issues.

    However, this morning while I was washing out their dishes and replacing them with new ones, I realized she was in mid shed. The skin that was peeling off her was dry and brittle, so I assume it has been "flaking" off for a while. Also, my boyfriend mentioned that when he was feeding them last night that she was in shed...so I assume she has been in shed for a while...

    Then I decided to pick her up, and put her in a small deli cup with some warm water in it. It usually helps with the shedding, but she wiggled out of my hands before I got her out of the tank. When I reached in a second time to get her, she nipped at me several times. I finally managed to get a good hold on her and placed her into the deli cup.

    Thats when I realized, where she had already shed, there were bubbles underneath the skin. So the newer "fresh" skin had bubbles(blisters?) underneath it. They're behind her two front legs...

    So I let her soak in the water for a few minutes...I removed her carefully and placed her back in her cage. She ran straight for the hide.

    I checked on her a couple of hours ago; she had shed fully but the bubbles were still there...Help please? I might take her to a vet tomorrow if they dont go away... :[ Shes usually timid and sweet and gives me little gecko kisses when i pick her up...but she acted so strangely...I hope she isn't in too much pain.

    I will post pictures if anyone needs them. Thank you so much!!
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    posting pictures would certainly help. Without them, any response is simply a guess.
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    Do they look like this? http://www.geckosunlimited.com/commu...ecko-help.html

    If yes, then they're calcium deposits. Simply stop dusting with calcium for a few days and they'll go away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allee Toler View Post
    Do they look like this? http://www.geckosunlimited.com/commu...ecko-help.html

    If yes, then they're calcium deposits. Simply stop dusting with calcium for a few days and they'll go away.
    Yes! Oh thank you so much I was really worried :] Glad to know its a simple fix and it's nothing major :]
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    You're welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allee Toler View Post
    Do they look like this? http://www.geckosunlimited.com/commu...ecko-help.html

    If yes, then they're calcium deposits. Simply stop dusting with calcium for a few days and they'll go away.
    Is it fat, calcium or water??
    Fat should be yellow and calcium should be solid (and white). Inside is a clear liquid... Can it be a water storage? I think yes, but what do you all think???

    ( I've never seen in on a gecko who has no water for a few days)
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    I give water to my geckos daily, and from personal experience (and others' on this, and many forums) removing the calcium dish and not dusting calcium for a few days makes them go away. I have never once removed their water dish. I do not believe it's a water "pocket". Because removing the calcium from the diet results in the "bubble" going away, I'd have to say it's pretty solid evidence that they're directly related.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allee Toler View Post
    I give water to my geckos daily, and from personal experience (and others' on this, and many forums) removing the calcium dish and not dusting calcium for a few days makes them go away. I have never once removed their water dish. I do not believe it's a water "pocket". Because removing the calcium from the diet results in the "bubble" going away, I'd have to say it's pretty solid evidence that they're directly related.
    It would be nice to know how it works... Yes, it looks like there is some relation...
    But i think it's still strange the fluid is clear as water... (?)
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    Calcium when dissolved goes clear, at least that's what happens when I put powder calcium into my special needs' water bowl. You can't even tell it's there, because it dissolves.
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