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    Default Rehab Leo - can you tell me if this is stomatitis?


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    I was given some very sickly geckos to rehab. They were fed canned crickets by their owner and never had live food.

    The results are pretty sad, but a couple are making a comeback. One is not doing well, and has developed some black markings on the gums and inside the mouth. I've not dealt with stomatitis before in any of the herps I handle.

    If someone could identify is that is what this is, I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmyers80 View Post
    I was given some very sickly geckos to rehab. They were fed canned crickets by their owner and never had live food.

    The results are pretty sad, but a couple are making a comeback. One is not doing well, and has developed some black markings on the gums and inside the mouth. I've not dealt with stomatitis before in any of the herps I handle.

    If someone could identify is that is what this is, I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance!
    Yes, Get him to a vet ASAP! Make sure he has everything he needs in his enclosure and proper temps. Is he eating anything on his own?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmyers80 View Post
    I was given some very sickly geckos to rehab. They were fed canned crickets by their owner and never had live food.

    The results are pretty sad, but a couple are making a comeback. One is not doing well, and has developed some black markings on the gums and inside the mouth. I've not dealt with stomatitis before in any of the herps I handle.

    If someone could identify is that is what this is, I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance!
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    so sad and heartbreaking he looks malnourished and dehydrated.
    I think a Vet is necessary as well!
    Make sure they have perfect husbandry / temps / uths / a warm hide a cool hide and a moist hide.
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    Thanks for confirming. That was my fear.

    She did start to eat a little bit on her own, but only wax worms (which was ok with me, since she needs to fatten up). Prior to that, she was being nursed on slurry.

    I am familiar with their husbandry; just always had good luck with them. Hopefully, we can turn it around for her. Thanks, all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmyers80 View Post
    Thanks for confirming. That was my fear.

    She did start to eat a little bit on her own, but only wax worms (which was ok with me, since she needs to fatten up). Prior to that, she was being nursed on slurry.

    I am familiar with their husbandry; just always had good luck with them. Hopefully, we can turn it around for her. Thanks, all.
    Try some "captive bred" hornworms or silkworms instead. MUCH better than waxworms which are super high in fat! Feeding waxworms on any consistent basis is like humans eating ice cream. Waxies can be addictive for leos.

    Keeping hornworms from growing...until wine cooler purchase

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    Butterworms are also a viable option - they're nutritious, and great for bulking up underweight reptiles.

    A vet is important though. They will need to assess and treat the underlying condition that caused the stomatitis in the first place. Minor cases can often be treated at home, but advanced cases do require vet intervention.
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    I co sign butterworms, they helped me with my female's weight issues, may be a bit hard to digest the larger sized worms so be sure to feed smaller ones.
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    It may be best to avoid butterworms if the mouth is sensitive due to their possible citrus like juices. I don't know, but they smell kind of fruity. I think silkworms and hornworms will be more adequate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket4u View Post
    It may be best to avoid butterworms if the mouth is sensitive due to their possible citrus like juices. I don't know, but they smell kind of fruity. I think silkworms and hornworms will be more adequate.
    good point there I didnt think of that.
    They smell yummy LOL
    dont forget Phoenix worms as well, they are easy to digest
    2 Albino Leopard Geckos-(Tremper) Rex & Xena
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