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    Hey all! I woke up this morning to a familiar face standing outside my bedroom, my leo who had gone missing about an year and a half ago had reappeared, for the first few months i searched every inch of our house and never found him, after around 6 months i figured he wouldn't still be alive without access to food water or heat, but apparently i was very wrong. He is severly under weight just skin and bone at this point, I honestly am not sure what to do first, I gave him ater and put him under heat, We are going to buy food when the pet store opens, is there anything that's gonna be high in fat/protein to get him started? Anything else I should do to help him out?

    UPDATE: He was drinking all day so i tried him with a mealworm, he took one ill try again tomorrow! I also added some calcium to his water to help him get stronger no signs of MBD but i do think he is blind

    Any help at all is very much appreciated!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gecks4life View Post
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    Hey all! I woke up this morning to a familiar face standing outside my bedroom, my leo who had gone missing about an year and a half ago had reappeared, for the first few months i searched every inch of our house and never found him, after around 6 months i figured he wouldn't still be alive without access to food water or heat, but apparently i was very wrong. He is severly under weight just skin and bone at this point, I honestly am not sure what to do first, I gave him ater and put him under heat, We are going to buy food when the pet store opens, is there anything that's gonna be high in fat/protein to get him started? Anything else I should do to help him out?

    UPDATE: He was drinking all day so i tried him with a mealworm, he took one ill try again tomorrow! I also added some calcium to his water to help him get stronger no signs of MBD but i do think he is blind

    Any help at all is very much appreciated!!!!
    Congratulations, your leo found YOU!

    Lots of water is the first thing to offer an escaped gecko. If you feed him too soon that could damage his liver and/or his kidneys.

    • Place him in an enclosure with a typical leo temperature gradient and 3 hides.
    • Offer him as much water as he will drink at all times.
    • Make sure his bugs and worms are well fed. (Are you looking for suggestions?)
    • What powdered supplements do you have?
    • Don't feed him high protein food. ~16% protein is best, like that found in well-fed crickets.
    • Go super easy on food for a week or so!
    • Try 2 small meals daily.
    • Let him get bigger gradually.


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    Temperatures - A temperature gradient from warm to cool maintains your leo's health. Here's a temperature guide for all leopard geckos as measured with the probe of a digital thermometer or a temp gun (and controlled by a thermostat set at 91*F/32.8*C):
    • Warm end ground temperature: 88-92 F (31.1-33.3 C) underneath a leo's warm dry hide
    • Cool end ground temperature: 70ish-75 F (21.1-23.9 C) Usually the cool end ground temperature matches the room temperature where the enclosure sits.
    • no greater than 82ish F (27.8ish C) air temperature - 4 inches above ground on the warm end
    • no greater than 75 F (23.9 C) air temperature - 4 inches above ground on the cool end

    Leave the heat mat/UTH on 24/7.
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    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

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

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    Thank you so much!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gecks4life View Post
    Thank you so much!!!
    You're VERY welcome! It will be exciting to watch your leo recover.

    Two things you may have missed.
    1. Make sure his bugs and worms are well fed. (Are you looking for suggestions?)
    2. What powdered supplements do you have?
    "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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