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    Yoo today was Troy's revisit to the vet, I was just about to post an update


    Troy quickly regained her appetite after the last vet trip. She's nolonger having the watery poop and had gained 2 grams.

    However, a few days earlier I sent fresh stool samples of all my three geckos to the vet, and Troy's was diagnosed with protozoan parasites.
    And my other gecko, Avalon was diagnosed with nematodes. (Though the vet said it's at an acceptable level and could be left untreated. )


    I decided to bring all three of them to the vet today and have them dewormed anyways.


    I'm going to soak their containers and waterbowls in bleach to sanitize them when I get back home :l.


    I’m worried if it was my dubia roaches colony that's contaminated?
    I'm probably going to feed the geckos with pure grub pie for a while, considering getting rid of the roaches altogether.
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    I decided to bring all three of them to the vet today and have them dewormed anyways.
    Good call!

    Could you get new dubia from another source and re-start that colony?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeruel View Post
    Yoo today was Troy's revisit to the vet, I was just about to post an update


    Troy quickly regained her appetite after the last vet trip. She's nolonger having the watery poop and had gained 2 grams.

    However, a few days earlier I sent fresh stool samples of all my three geckos to the vet, and Troy's was diagnosed with protozoan parasites.
    And my other gecko, Avalon was diagnosed with nematodes. (Though the vet said it's at an acceptable level and could be left untreated. )


    I decided to bring all three of them to the vet today and have them dewormed anyways.


    I'm going to soak their containers and waterbowls in bleach to sanitize them when I get back home :l.


    I’m worried if it was my dubia roaches colony that's contaminated?
    I'm probably going to feed the geckos with pure grub pie for a while, considering getting rid of the roaches altogether.
    1 cup of bleach per gallon of water for 30 minutes, if the vet didn’t already mention it. They are housed separately I hope?
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    >>Could you get new dubia from another source and re-start that colony?
    Yeah I can, getting new roaches is not a big problem.
    But I'm still hesitating. I've been told the protozoan could come from many sources, like water, food, or new geckos. Since there's no real way to tell whether the roaches actually are contaminated or not, euthanizing hundreds of roaches right now seems rather extreme?

    (Over the past half year, I had fed my geckos both store bought insects and self-reared dubia roaches.
    I also got my newest gecko, Jeremiah, in November last year. She's a rescue, came with MBD and other problems. Though I doubt if she's the source of the parasites because she got the best appetite among all three of them. )

    >>1 cup of bleach per gallon of water for 30 minutes, if the vet didn’t already mention it. They are housed separately I hope?
    Yes they all live alone, thanks for the tip!

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    Another update-

    Troy laid an egg, along with some more goop stuff last Friday.


    I think this confirmed our speculation that the goop stuff is egg indeed.


    Here's my theory, correct me if I'm wrong:
    1. Leos usually lays two eggs at once, only this time Troy laid one formed egg and one deformed(goop).
    2. The time interval between each clutches is 15-22 days, this matches Troy's condition too. The last time Troy had the goop was almost 3 weeks ago.
    3. I also find a white sack-like membrane next to the goop puddle, which I believe is the egg membrane or the egg shell.


    Troy lost 5 grams after laying eggs. Thankfully she's willing to eat after deworming. I hope she would stop laying eggs soon.





    (The goop was already dried when I found it, the white stuff hanging on the side of the hide is the sack-like membrane I mentioned above)


    This is the "good" egg of hers. But it doesn't seem normal to me either? It turned yellow and hardened the next day, seems like it dried off.
    Last edited by Zeruel; 05-13-2019 at 11:18 PM.

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