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    Default Possible skin condition? How bad is this?


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    So I am brand new to reptile ownership, just under a year or so. Earlier today my gecko was shedding, I kept an eye on her when I had the time. When she is shedding I put some damp paper towel in for her because that is what I was told to do. When went to replace it before bed however, I found her skin very shiny and really really pink (this hasenít happened before). Iím worried she may have scraped off too much skin and if this is a problem. I have no previous experience with reptiles and I live in a town with no reptile experts (vets, or even any good pet stores). Iím really concerned and any advice to this that can help reassure me would be great. Thank you in advance.
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    I'd love to help but I need to see a picture so I know what you're talking about.

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    I'd love to help but I need to see a picture so I know what you're talking about.

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    I can't see anything wrong in the photo. If the new skin isn't torn or abraded, it is most likely ok. Keep an eye on it for a couple of days, it will likely go back to normal.

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    Unhappy Sheís getting worse, what do I do?

    My gecko is getting worse, she is refusing to eat and barely moves. Her tail is very dry and very thin and she always seems thirsty. Iím afraid I might hurt her if I try to help her sheís it but I also donít want her to lose her tail. My parents keep procrastinating on letting me bring her to a vet. While her skin isnít as pink anymore it still looks very shiny and unhealthy. Iím worried, what should I do? Last time I posted I was told she would get better soon but all that is happening is that sheís getting worse3F016E31-3799-43A0-870F-9D1EB348D786.jpg she also seems to not be opening one eye and I donít know why

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    I've merged your new thread with the old one, since it's the same gecko and problem. It's easier to track what's happening if it's all in one place.

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    It looks as if there is a lot of stuck shed on her tail. You could try to soak her and see if you can peel some of it off. Based on what you say about her behavior, it does sound as if she needs to see a vet and I know it's tough when you have to depend on others to do things for you. If you like you can show this post to your parents:
    I'm an experienced gecko keeper and the parent of 3 grown children. It's very important that this gecko get to a reptile vet very soon.

    Aliza

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