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    So, I noticed today that my 3month old leo's eye looks a bit weird. I can't post any pics of it, but the eyelid is a tad bit swollen and there is some dark gray-ish goop around the edges. She just shed less than a week ago, and at the time got the shed stuck over the same eye. I just pulled it off with some tweezers and the eye looked fine, but now its getting weird. I've also noticed she's been having trouble catching her food. Even if its a mealworm sitting right in front of her face, she always misses the first few times she tries to grab it. She is usually very accurate. Not sure if that had to do with the eye, but it seems relevant. A bit of info on her set-up: She's in a 10gal for now, but I will upgrade her to 20gal eventually. Temps are between 85-90 degrees on the hot spot and around 75 on the cold side. She has a hot hide, cold hide, and moist hide at all times, but I've noticed she has not wanted to leave the moist hide at all recently. I'm pretty new to keeping geckos and have never experienced a health issue, so I'm super worried. Please help!

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    Sometimes the stuck shed can cause an irritation which persists even after it's been removed. You can gently wash the eye with a q-tip and warm water. If it gets worse, or if things spread to the other eye, a vet visit is probably in order.

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    Try gently flushing that eye with a normal saline solution, like Blink Contact Lens Wetting Solution, (NOT the cleaning solution).

    Increase the warm end ground temperature underneath the warm dry hide as measured by the probe of a digital thermometer to 88-92*F all the time. 85*F is a little low.
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    Thank you! I't already looks a lot better, and I will change the temperature now.
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    Hi all, I need help as well.
    My boy is shedding skin on his eye (inter eyelid) since yesterday. I notice that the skin is wrapping up half of his eye.
    May I know what should I do to resolve this issue?
    I have immediately done the following - remove the cave and replace an humid hide on UTH (so in total 2 humid hides) and add a natural stone in the tank.

    For long term ... Please advise if i need to improve my maintenance work below?

    We have hot days this week. My 1/3 gecko tank remains 30c all the time. Humid hide is taken by his girl most of the time, and the boy stays in the cave with under heat most of the time. I normally add the water to the sand at night and spray water to the tank everynight. All crickets are gut loaded by feeding fresh veggie, dog food and fish sticks and cricket gutloader. All the crickets are dusted with vitamins and calcuim with D3 for every feed, 3 times for a week.
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    Hold the gecko gently (hopefully he'll allow that) and use a tweezers to remove the shed. That should solve the problem.

    Aliza
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    Thanks! I realised that it is the eyelid liner retained in eye after shedding. I worked it out how to remove it finally.... ... I sprayed water on its head close to its eye... soaking the skin. The spray with water takes 3 minutes.... and the skin starting to fall a bit.. and keep going... until it comes down much more by itself ... and i started to touch the skin and feel it... whether it is still sticking on his eye.... and keep spraying... until the skin coming off finally. My stress is over. His eye looks ok and i am released.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icatsang View Post
    Thanks! I realised that it is the eyelid liner retained in eye after shedding. I worked it out how to remove it finally.... ... I sprayed water on its head close to its eye... soaking the skin. The spray with water takes 3 minutes.... and the skin starting to fall a bit.. and keep going... until it comes down much more by itself ... and i started to touch the skin and feel it... whether it is still sticking on his eye.... and keep spraying... until the skin coming off finally. My stress is over. His eye looks ok and i am released.
    It sounds like you loosened most, if not all, of the stuck skin by spraying skin near the eye, so that the skin came off by itself.

    That's a good solution!
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    Quote Originally Posted by icatsang View Post
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    Hi all, I need help as well.

    . . . . . .

    For long term ... Please advise if i need to improve my maintenance work below?

    We have hot days this week. My 1/3 gecko tank remains 30c all the time. Humid hide is taken by his girl most of the time, and the boy stays in the cave with under heat most of the time. I normally add the water to the sand at night and spray water to the tank everynight. All crickets are gut loaded by feeding fresh veggie, dog food and fish sticks and cricket gutloader. All the crickets are dusted with vitamins and calcuim with D3 for every feed, 3 times for a week.
    What genus and species are these geckos?

    Can you keep 2 warm humid hides in the enclosure -- one for each gecko?

    What brand and type of calcium with D3 and multivitamins do you use? How often do you dust with each? It sounds as if you may be overusing the supplements.

    I do not recommend feeding your crickets either dog food or fish sticks. Both may be really high in protein and NOT meant for crickets fed to geckos. Instead I'd buy a food designed primarily for crickets. I use finely ground Zoo Med's Natural Adult Bearded Dragon Food to feed my crickets and Blaptica dubia.

    This:
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    Then concentrate on high calcium, low phosphorous, veggies, especially collard, mustard, and turnip greens along with pesticide-free dandelion flowers and greens.

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    Gutload Ingredients for Bugs & Worms.....contributed by Olimpia -- August 2013

    "Lettuce (except dark, leafy greens) is just water and nutritionally irrelevant. People don't even give lettuce to tortoises and iguanas because it's worthless as food. The same could be said for potatoes. Fish flakes are very high in protein and this can lead to a build-up of uric acid in feeders/reptiles and end up causing gout. A little now and then is fine but this should never be the bulk of any gutload.

    "A commercial gutloading food like Bug Burger or Superload (both by Repashy), Cricket Crack, Dinofuel, etc. is going to make your life easier AND provide a nutritious diet to your crickets at the same time. Avoid Fluker's gutloads, as they are super feeble in their formulas.

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    Best: mustard greens, turnip greens, dandelion leaves, collard greens, escarole lettuce, papaya, watercress, and alfalfa.
    Good: sweet potato, carrots, oranges, mango, butternut squash, kale, apples, beet greens, blackberries, bok choy, and green beans.
    Dry food: bee pollen, organic non-salted sunflower seeds, spirulina, dried seaweed, flax seed, and organic non-salted almonds.
    Avoid as much as possible: potatoes, cabbage, iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, spinach, broccoli, tomatoes, corn, grains, beans, oats, bread, cereal, meat, eggs, dog food, cat food, fish food, canned or dead insects, vertebrates.
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    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Thanks for the advice. He can see properly now5780DD79-D0F7-4806-A4FB-5D250285B5C6.jpg

    My gecko is knob tailed gecko. I put 2 humid hides (one is on top of UTH) temporarily due to his eyelid linner remaining after shed. This method doesn’t resolve the issue as he doesn‘t like the humid hide on UTH at all. He digged a burrow by himself instead.
    Good to know that fish/dog foods which will lead to build up uric acid in reptiles. I have to change the crickets’ diet. I dusted Rep-Cal calcuim and vitamins to crickets every feed, 3 feeds per week at night. I also wonder whether the supplement is overdosed, however, my geckos are not eating the crickets immediately. I only feed 3 medium size crickets per gecko and the crickets are still running around the tank next day with powder off. What should I do?
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