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    hi peep, just wanted to ask a quick question, gordon my gecko, which i have had for around 5 years now since i can remember has had this growth just behind his arm, wanted to know if anyone has experienced something similar? he is fine though, eats poops and moves well.


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    Gordon's lump seems very unusual. Is it hard or squishy? I've never seen a lump like this before.

    I recommend taking Gordon to an exotics vet. Here's a link that should cover your area.

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    I know reptiles and mammals are radically different, but that looks a lot like a cancerous tumor my dog has. I know it is possible for reptiles to get cancer, but I don’t know if they form tumors like that. I second the suggestion to go to a reptile vet.

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    so, after an intense google session, i found this online

    https://www.thesprucepets.com/leopar...rmpits-1239169

    apparently its a thing called armpit bubbles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrmaae191 View Post
    so, after an intense google session, i found this online

    https://www.thesprucepets.com/leopar...rmpits-1239169

    apparently its a thing called armpit bubbles?
    To me Gordon's lump looks different than the usual armpit bubbles.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    To me Gordon's lump looks different than the usual armpit bubbles.
    Do you think? so the below image was taken back in 2014, tried to go as far back as i could and see if there was any sign back then.
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    and this one was taken yesterday
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    If you still use sand as his substrate then I would get rid of it or your Leo might get impacted and die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reptilelover247 View Post
    If you still use sand as his substrate then I would get rid of it or your Leo might get impacted and die.
    dont use it anymore, that was back in 2014, would never use it either even though i had no problems
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    I don’t have experience with armpit bubbles, but I would seriously advise taking him to an exotic vet. I may be too worried, but I’m of the opinion that any strange lump on any creature- human, fish, reptile, etc. should be checked out by an expert just in case it’s cancer. It might just be armpit bubbles but I’d get him checked out just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrmaae191 View Post
    Do you think? so the below image was taken back in 2014, tried to go as far back as i could and see if there was any sign back then.
    IMG_2618.jpg

    and this one was taken yesterday
    20190605_183008501_iOS.jpg
    I can see the lump in your first image. The lump is larger now.

    It seems like the lump is not "right" under his armpit.

    Is that lump hard or squishy?
    "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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