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    Quote Originally Posted by cirrus View Post
    i took Cirrus to the vet today and they gave me some dry food mix to mix with water and syringe feed it (oh boy) since she doesn’t seem to want to eat. i have to give her daily betadine soaks, and apply a neosporin like spray, as well as a topical cream to the affected portion of her tail. unfortunately, these vet techs were not especially thorough with their care because there was only one Vet Tech exotic pet vet and he spoke to me for five minutes and never came back, so i really have no information on how this tail necrosis/infection came about, but he said it might be an infection of an unknown cause. the tip of the tail is necrotic and should fall off soon. i’m going to be watching out for spreading or lethargy, etc. this freaking sucks so bad and i’m extremely sad that cirrus has to deal with this. i will be moving her humid hide to a warmer area. i was told that the humid hide could double as a cold hide, so that is what i did, and it had major repercussions. i think that a lack of adequate humidity was the culprit, and it is totally my fault.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cirrus View Post
    i took Cirrus to the vet today and they gave me some dry food mix to mix with water and syringe feed it (oh boy) since she doesn’t seem to want to eat. i have to give her daily betadine soaks, and apply a neosporin like spray, as well as a topical cream to the affected portion of her tail. unfortunately, these vet techs were not especially thorough with their care because there was only one Vet Tech exotic pet vet and he spoke to me for five minutes and never came back, so i really have no information on how this tail necrosis/infection came about, but he said it might be an infection of an unknown cause. the tip of the tail is necrotic and should fall off soon. i’m going to be watching out for spreading or lethargy, etc. this freaking sucks so bad and i’m extremely sad that cirrus has to deal with this. i will be moving her humid hide to a warmer area. i was told that the humid hide could double as a cold hide, so that is what i did, and it had major repercussions. i think that a lack of adequate humidity was the culprit, and it is totally my fault.


    thank you everyone for all of your help
    Do you mind posting a picture of her enclosure? Just to make sure there isn’t anything that can contribute to illness. Sometimes other people can point out things that may help Cirrus. Not all vets take the time to explain everything in detail. Honestly, they have way too many patients, even our human doctors����. I stop them from running out the door.�� Do you have a follow up scheduled by any chance? What the vet may have meant is it can be secondary to a system infection. But, let’s not think the worse. I would like to see the hides. Some hides can pinch the tail if it’s shaped a certain way. Hard to explain.

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    this is how her set up pretty much looked when she the infection started. this is how it looked when i first brought her home. the only difference is now i have a larger water dish/food dish for her. she won’t eat from a dish so i feed her one by one. as you can see, the humid hide is filled with sphagnum moss and is located on the cold end of the tank, and there is a rock which she likes to climb and poop on in the middle of the warm and cool hides. the warm hide is a bendy bridge. i didn’t want to insert a photo of how it looks currently, because i’ve since taken out the rock to make space for the humid hide to be partially on the heating mat.

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    It would be more helpful to take a photo of how it looks now. I will go ahead and at least make 2 suggestions. I would buy hides that have a smaller opening so that he can feel more secure. I will show you an example. That goes for all hides. Temperature control is crucial. A thermostat for the uth is very important. Example of hides:
    Some people use this as a humidity hide.
    https://www.amazon.com/Exo-Terra-Gec...=ATVPDKIKX0DER


    https://www.google.com/shopping/prod...iABEgIQvfD_BwE

    What are you using to read the temperatures? Humidity?

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    Here's an excellent warm dry hide. It's one of the hides I use in my 20 gallon long: 30 x 12 x 12 inches tall.

    Click: https://www.amazon.com/d/Reptile-Hid...ium/B001F3YJ9O

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Here's an excellent warm dry hide. It's one of the hides I use in my 20 gallon long: 30 x 12 x 12 inches tall.

    Click: https://www.amazon.com/d/Reptile-Hid...ium/B001F3YJ9O

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    This is one of my favorites. I didn’t post this one because if you have a larger than average leo part of their body will be exposed. My smaller leo seem to be very content with it. The larger one would circle inside of it trying to hide and get comfortable but appeared dissatisfied. I went to the next size for him, but that one was a bit too big He would still use it that way though.
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    Hi I want to share with you my gecko’s tail necrosis recovery experience.
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