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    Unhappy My Leopard Gecko has a Tumor!?


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    Hello, My name is Savanna and I have a Leopard gecko and I'm really worried about him! When I got him (from a good friend) he was perfectly healthy and I've had him for about 2 or three months now. Since then, I've moved to a different house and he started having SO MANY PROBLEMS. A few days after I moved in, I noticed that he completely stopped eating. I'll try to solve this by changing his diet or something. Another problem is a tumor like growth on his neck! Its HUGE now, Its been there for a couple of weeks and now it seems to be getting red spots on it, Its completely pulling down his face.
    And on top of that, last week, he shed his skin and it took so long to all fall off! after a whole week he still had some stuck on his toes and under his tail. And then today (only after a week of his last shed), he shed so quickly that I didn't see it and he is a more brownish color than he was before. The worse part about this is that I found his shed skin all over the place, but it was all gooey and slimy. Maybe he ate it and then regurgitated it or something.

    I am EXTREMELY worried about him. He is my first Gecko and I feel like I may have brought this on. I really need some help, Anyone who knows how to fix ANY of these problems, PLEASE write to me. There are no vets nearby who can treat reptiles and I do not drive. Please help me!

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    Oh and By the way, He is about 4 or 5 years old, I forgot to mention it

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    I wish I could tell you something you can do, but it's not something that can be treated at home. You could call some of the non-reptile vets and see if they can stick a needle in the "tumor" and pull out a little of what's in there to see what it is. THey may be able to help in some way.

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    Thanks, I'm taking him to a vet on monday, I'll see if they can fix it

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    Please let us know how things go.

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    I will, Thanks guys

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    I was just wondering what you learned about your gecko? My male gecko, Kozmo has symptoms almost identical to your gecko's symptoms. Did you find anything out? Is your gecko going to be ok??

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    any pics?

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    Hey there, It's been a while since this happened but I took Rex to the vet and he told me it could be a tumor or an abscess and if it was a tumor then there wasnt really anything they could do about it. Luckily it was an abscess and he was able to remove all the stuff in it and glued up the hole made by the needle and put some antibiotics on it. Since then, it happened once again, it was smaller and I took him to the vet again, and it was the same thing. He taught me how to get rid of them myself since Rex seems to be prone to it.

    Since Kozmo is experiencing the same symptoms, I think you should take him to a vet first to make sure that it's an abscess and not a Tumor. If it is an abscess then Kozmo should be fine! Make sure to ask your vet how to get rid of those yourself just in case he gets another one.
    I hope that helped! Rex is totally fine now so I hope everything works out well for you and Kozmo!

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    oh my didnt realise this is frm 2010 ... is it easy to remove it?

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