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    Will my gecko be okay if I used this? It was only 2 drops.
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    Well we won't know now because as far as I know you were told to use vegetable oil, you're not even going to point out where you read that someone said not to use vegetable oil? We literally told you numerous times it's not best to diviate from information someone gives you without consulting the person on other routes, so honestly unless someone does know we cannot help you now
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    Here are some websites that say that olive oil is good for Leopard Geckos:

    Symptoms

    Early signs of impaction are lethargy, failure to eat or poop and a bloated belly. A warm soak and a drop of olive oil or mineral oil may help the gecko to pass the impacted matter. If the impaction isn't passed, the gecko will develop a thin tail as it loses weight, barely opened eyes, increasing lethargy, and a dark blue spot on his/her side. If any of these more extreme symptoms occur, rush your leopard gecko to a vet IMMEDIATELY. Impaction CAN KILL YOUR GECKO.



    Treating Impaction
    Here are a few things you can do if your gecko has Impaction:
    Remove all loose substrates, replace with acceptable ones
    Baths in lukewarm water 15-20 minutes daily + belly massage
    2-3 drops of Olive oil (NOT mineral oil) on nose, let them lick it off
    Raising warm side temps to 95-97*F
    And if the case is severe, a vet visit is in order.
    Metabolic Bone disease (MBD)

    Use olive oil, not veggie oil and DEFINITELY not mineral oil. There are a few reasons why mineral oil is not to be used, but essentially it is a laxative, not a lubricant. For geckos, that’s a bad thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spotty the Leopard Gecko View Post
    Here are some websites that say that olive oil is good for Leopard Geckos:

    Symptoms

    Early signs of impaction are lethargy, failure to eat or poop and a bloated belly. A warm soak and a drop of olive oil or mineral oil may help the gecko to pass the impacted matter. If the impaction isn't passed, the gecko will develop a thin tail as it loses weight, barely opened eyes, increasing lethargy, and a dark blue spot on his/her side. If any of these more extreme symptoms occur, rush your leopard gecko to a vet IMMEDIATELY. Impaction CAN KILL YOUR GECKO.



    Treating Impaction
    Here are a few things you can do if your gecko has Impaction:
    Remove all loose substrates, replace with acceptable ones
    Baths in lukewarm water 15-20 minutes daily + belly massage
    2-3 drops of Olive oil (NOT mineral oil) on nose, let them lick it off
    Raising warm side temps to 95-97*F
    And if the case is severe, a vet visit is in order.
    Metabolic Bone disease (MBD)

    Use olive oil, not veggie oil and DEFINITELY not mineral oil. There are a few reasons why mineral oil is not to be used, but essentially it is a laxative, not a lubricant. For geckos, that’s a bad thing.
    If this is taken from the same article, these two things contradict eachother, so i don't know how accurate those are

    Let me get this straight, you had numerous people here trying to help you, multiple supporting the vegetable idea, yet you decide to go online and search up whatever you want and believe an answer that someone made who knows how long ago and ignore everyone here saying NOT TO CHANGE THE DIRECTIONS OF WHAT THE PERSON SAID. Why even ask us for answers if you were going to do your own thing anyways.
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    I do not know whether veggie or olive oil is better, and i stated this previously. But i know the information is all over this website, and no other members argued with the member that said veggie oil. Im sure this is not a life threatening action, but im sure one is better than the other. I dont know which is better, but the thing about online articles is you have no idea who the author is or their knowledge. On this forum many members are well experienced and knowledgeable and know this information, and if someone gives misleading information there are other members that will support which one is better with facts to back it up. Now dont freak out that you used olive oil, unless a member says it was a bad mistake, other wise im sure it is fine, but i dont know for a fact.

    Lets start back with the basics. Do you have any loose substances that your gecko could have got impacted on?

    And another thing, Dont raise your warm side temps to 95-97 degrees, this is way to warm and will cause your gecko to seek the cool side and not get the proper digestion due to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kholtme View Post
    I do not know whether veggie or olive oil is better, and i stated this previously. But i know the information is all over this website, and no other members argued with the member that said veggie oil. Im sure this is not a life threatening action, but im sure one is better than the other. I dont know which is better, but the thing about online articles is you have no idea who the author is or their knowledge. On this forum many members are well experienced and knowledgeable and know this information, and if someone gives misleading information there are other members that will support which one is better with facts to back it up. Now dont freak out that you used olive oil, unless a member says it was a bad mistake, other wise im sure it is fine, but i dont know for a fact.

    Lets start back with the basics. Do you have any loose substances that your gecko could have got impacted on?

    And another thing, Dont raise your warm side temps to 95-97 degrees, this is way to warm and will cause your gecko to seek the cool side and not get the proper digestion due to it.
    Thank you so much for responding. As I have said before there are many websites that say that olive oil is better and there are also other websites that say that veggie oil is better. It is really a matter of opinion. I will just watch my Leopard Gecko to see who he is doing and when I get home tonight I will check if he has gone to the bathroom. Also, for the substrate I use reptile carpet but in one of the hideouts I have some reptile moss in there which my Leopard Gecko never eate. Also, I feed him on the other side of the enclosure to make sure that he can't swallow any moss while catching the crickets.
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    How do you know he never eats the moss? Its possible he has eaten a little. I prefer eco earth or paper towels over moss because the moss is really stringy. Eco earth is easier to pass and taste bad. I personally use paper towels in my moist hide.
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    I reread the first page of this thread, did you ever upgrade your UTH to the 11x17 as Elizabeth recommended? Also did you get a thermostat. These two items are important for proper digestion and health for leopard geckos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrestedL View Post
    If this is taken from the same article, these two things contradict eachother, so i don't know how accurate those are
    Looks like it's from 3 different sites.
    One is okay, one not bad, the other one... well, I've never trusted anything they posted (though that advice does link back to the 'not bad' one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spotty the Leopard Gecko View Post
    Here are some websites that say that olive oil is good for Leopard Geckos:

    Symptoms

    Early signs of impaction are lethargy, failure to eat or poop and a bloated belly. A warm soak and a drop of olive oil or mineral oil may help the gecko to pass the impacted matter. If the impaction isn't passed, the gecko will develop a thin tail as it loses weight, barely opened eyes, increasing lethargy, and a dark blue spot on his/her side. If any of these more extreme symptoms occur, rush your leopard gecko to a vet IMMEDIATELY. Impaction CAN KILL YOUR GECKO.
    Seems to be quoting: Impaction - Leopard Gecko Wiki


    Treating Impaction
    Here are a few things you can do if your gecko has Impaction:
    Remove all loose substrates, replace with acceptable ones
    Baths in lukewarm water 15-20 minutes daily + belly massage
    2-3 drops of Olive oil (NOT mineral oil) on nose, let them lick it off
    Raising warm side temps to 95-97*F
    And if the case is severe, a vet visit is in order.
    Metabolic Bone disease (MBD)
    Quoted from http://lgcaresheet.webs.com/leopardgeckohealth.htm including the MBD reference, which is the heading on another section, not part of the impaction write-up, though it doesn't link to anything.


    Use olive oil, not veggie oil and DEFINITELY not mineral oil. There are a few reasons why mineral oil is not to be used, but essentially it is a laxative, not a lubricant. For geckos, thatís a bad thing.
    Quoted from: Geckos-Leopard - Impacted Leopard Gecko
    This one has a link back to the lgcaresheet.

    As has been suggested, picking and choosing advice, combining suggestions etc., is not good. Sometimes that can result in actions working against each other, making things worse instead of better.
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    Good news ! Spotty has finally pooped a very large poop and urate. Also, I do have a thermostat and an under tank heater. His poop had no mucus and no bugs either. Thank you for everyone's help!
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