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    I was unable to check my gecko for two weeks. She had already had bow legs but it was not that bad and ı was giving her calcium with d3. Now she cant catch her food.
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    Oh! I'm so sorry! From what I have seen in pictures, that looks lime MBD to me. If I were you I would visit a vet ASAP.
    Thank you so much!!!
    Rachel :)

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    4.5 in. Long (discluding the tail), 1.5 cm. tail width
    Food - crickets and mealworms every other day and occasional waxworms
    Vitamins and minerals - Herpitivite multivitamins and pure calcium

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    Yes, she does have MBD. Are you sure the calcium you were giving her had vitamin D3 in it as well? Have you been giving it to her for a long time. I would also recommend a vet visit in case the vet can provide a more concentrated calcium dose. You can find a vet here: Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians | ARAV Membership.

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    To try to help your leopard gecko make sure you have a PURE calcium WITHOUT any vitamins, and a multivitamin supplement without any calcium. Feed dusted calcium 5 days a week, and multivitamin 2 days a week. That is the correct doseage of supplements.
    Thank you so much!!!
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    My Leopard Gecko's Information <3
    Name - Norbert
    Housed in 10 gallon tank
    Hides - 1 warm hide, 1 moist hide, other decor
    4.5 in. Long (discluding the tail), 1.5 cm. tail width
    Food - crickets and mealworms every other day and occasional waxworms
    Vitamins and minerals - Herpitivite multivitamins and pure calcium

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    Quote Originally Posted by RachLovesNorbert View Post
    To try to help your leopard gecko make sure you have a PURE calcium WITHOUT any vitamins, and a multivitamin supplement without any calcium. Feed dusted calcium 5 days a week, and multivitamin 2 days a week. That is the correct doseage of supplements.
    What you suggest here does not work very well at all. Even plain calcium can be overdosed.

    This is what a leo needs (depending upon the supplement chosen):
    • 1x per week prey lightly dusted with calcium + D3
    • 1x per week prey lightly dusted with a multivitamin without D3 (depending upon which multivitamin)
    • If the leo is 12 mo or younger (or a breeding female), add just 1x per week dusting with plain calcium carbonate
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    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Leo Care Sheet post 142 (use left side numbers): Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside a vivarium <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L. kimhowelli) ~ (P. tigrinus)
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    Quote Originally Posted by frat View Post
    I was unable to check my gecko for two weeks. She had already had bow legs but it was not that bad and ı was giving her calcium with d3. Now she cant catch her food.
    How often had you been giving your leo calcium with D3? Which brand have you access to in Turkey?

    What do you feed her?
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    Leo Care Sheet post 142 (use left side numbers): Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside a vivarium <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L. kimhowelli) ~ (P. tigrinus)

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    I feed her often with mealworms, sometimes crickets and rarely with roaches. Calciums brand is HeroCal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frat View Post
    I feed her often with mealworms, sometimes crickets and rarely with roaches. Calciums brand is HeroCal.
    Thanks for sharing.

    When a leopard gecko has advanced MBD, not much recovery is possible. Improvement can be made if MBD is caught in the early stages.

    Too much vitamin D3 is as harmful as too little vitamin D3. How often have you been using calcium with D3? Have you been dusting ALL your leo's bugs and worms at every feeding?

    So HeroCal is a brand of calcium with D3? How much vitamin D3 per kilogram or per pound does it contain? The values are listed in IUs (international units). Please link it. I can't find it.

    Are you also using a multivitamin for your gecko? If so, link that too. Does your multivitamin contain vitamin A acetate (retinol) + beta carotene? If so, how much?
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"
    Click:
    Leo Care Sheet post 142 (use left side numbers): Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside a vivarium <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L. kimhowelli) ~ (P. tigrinus)

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