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    Unhappy Female Leopard gecko bleeding every time she goes to the toilet.


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    i have 2 females housed together(no problems),and recently one has been leaving blood where they go to the toilet.
    im currently studying so i get no income and ask my parents if we could take her the vets but, they're saying they don't have the money ect. I'm wondering if anyone has an idea what it could be and if i could treat it myself without taking her to the vets.

    substrate:tile
    age: nearly a year
    gender:female
    in the past both got treated for worms/impaction (that's why i changed to tile)
    heat: 32.3. i use a ceramic heat bulb
    diet: crickets every day. Monday&Wednesday dusted with calcium friday and sunday nutrobal multivitamin. there's always a bowl with pure calcium in the tank just incase they need a boost.
    i use kitchen roll for the wet hide. and the normal one has dry kitchen roll in for comfort

    really hope that infomation helps
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    21245897_10210520511313301_179725374_o.jpg this was before she went to the toilet( i removed the paper towel and put a new one in) 21268136_10210520505833164_636236975_o.jpg and she bled more

    21277762_10210526609025740_566822733_o.jpg this is what i found this morning (31/08/17)

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    update: going to the vets saturday
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    I think this is something that you cannot treat on your own, sounds a bit like parasites. But I would also really recommend you bring a fecal sample to the vet, here is some information on that.




    Here's how my exotics vet recommends collecting a stool sample: (Elizabeth Freer)
    1. Place a piece of clean plastic where your leo usually poops. If your gecko poops somewhere else, take the poop to the vet anyway. Some poop is better than no poop!
    2. As soon as your gecko has passed some poop and rates, but without physically touching the sample, place the feces and urates directly onto a clean plastic bottle cap. (Vet has fecal sample containers if you can stop by first.)
    3. Then place the bottle cap with fecal sample directly into a plastic ziploc bag. (Do NOT use paper towels or newspaper because those will absorb some of the feces necessary for a proper culture.)
    4. Refrigerate this sample...unless you are taking the sample to your vet immediately. Do NOT freeze it.
    5. Keep the sample cool enroute to the vet.
    6. Take this fecal sample to your vet within 24 hours of collecting...the sooner the better!



    [There are two types of fecals: fecal float and direct smear tests. For geckos, ask the vet whether both tests should be run.]




    I also was wondering what size tank you have and if the heat bulb is the only source of heat. They really need belly heat so an UTH is the optimal source of heat. The diet could use some more variety and I think they can be fed every 2-3 days at this point. If they are almost a year.
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    They won't eat anything other than crickets. Tried calci worms, wax worms, meal worms and locust they would refuse to eat them for days.
    The tile often gets hot because of the bulb so they can get their belly heat.
    We also don't know the exact age of these geckos as the breeder didn't say what age they are exactly ( they said anywhere from 4-6weeks old when mum n dad got them at Christmas )

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    How many grams are they?

    It wouldn't hurt to start feeding every other day if you have had them since Christmas.

    They need belly heat 24/7. If you use a bulb for belly heat (only during the day) it needs to be controlled by a thermostat to have the proper temperatures but it still isn't ideal. Does this bulb produce light or are you talking about a ceramic heat emiter? A CHE on the other hand is fine if it is on 24/7 with a thermostat.

    Hope to hear the vet visit went well in the coming days! Fingers crossed!
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    Maybe I'm missing something, but I"m not seeing blood, I'm seeing pee (the white stuff) and possibly it's soft enough to be diarrhea. Glad she's going to the vet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoppyDear View Post
    How many grams are they?

    It wouldn't hurt to start feeding every other day if you have had them since Christmas.

    They need belly heat 24/7. If you use a bulb for belly heat (only during the day) it needs to be controlled by a thermostat to have the proper temperatures but it still isn't ideal. Does this bulb produce light or are you talking about a ceramic heat emiter? A CHE on the other hand is fine if it is on 24/7 with a thermostat.

    Hope to hear the vet visit went well in the coming days! Fingers crossed!


    Really sorry ive been a muppet and didnt say it was a ceramic yeah the temp is const 31-32 depending how warm my bedroom is. spyro is 50 grams and dino is 62 (weighed them this morning), i'm gonna start cutting back on monday so they get use to it just hope they don't think i dont love them for not feeding everyday

    cant wait for tomoz to come but, i'm so nervous about the results, but my mum uses a saying which is 'hope for the best but, prepare for worse' and that's what i'm doing. thank you for replying
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    Vet update: all is fine. She has a wound from when she had impaction and basically if her poo is a bit bigger than usual it will reopen her wound and a little bit of blood comes out. They've told me to monitor her to see if there's a pattern to which days she struggles so I can give her some medication what will help her pass things more smoothly. She's very healthy and there's nothing bad about her except this wound
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