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    Please help. We have a vet appointment in a few days but this anxiety is killing me. Im so worried about Bob my gecko. Hes not eating. All husbandry is right. Hes oncarpet no loose substrate . Your opinions please
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    This is probably an abdominal hernia. It means that some of the muscle or other tissue that's supposed to hold the gecko's insides in place has an opening and the insides are pushing out a bit (not out of the gecko, just out of the place they're supposed to be). Hold the gecko in your hand and gently push the lump back in. It won't stay in, but if you're easily able to do that it's a good indication that nothing is twisted or obstructed. I had a gecko with this problem years ago. Needless to say I stopped breeding her immediately. My vet recommended I just leave her alone as long as the hernia could be "reduced" (as I described above) easily. The gecko lived another few years. I have no idea if the hernia caused her to pass or if it was something else. Your gecko should be OK until it gets to the vet.

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    I send good wishes for your leo.

    Please keep us posted after you visit the vet.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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