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    Question Female Leopard Gecko With Big ‘Bubble Pits’


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    I recently adopted a small female leopard gecko from someone who clearly had no clue how to take care of her. She has these “bubble pits”, which are like pockets of air beneath her arms, as well as small ones above her legs. They don’t seem to be causing her pain at all. The previous owner claims to have overfed her (i know, irresponsible), but she seems skinny and was eager to eat. She’s very relaxed and doesn’t seem to be in any pain. Any answers are appreciated. Images of her attached.

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    Those are really big! The best I can recommend at the moment is to provide optimal care and see if they go down.

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    WOW, I've never seen armpit pockets this size! You say these lumps are like air pockets. Are these lumps squishy?

    Her spine is visible and her tail does not appear ample.

    Which powdered supplements are you using: brand, frequency, and product name?

    Please share a minute-long video of her walking around on some flat surface like a carpet.

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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 <===

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    WOW, I've never seen armpit pockets this size! You say these lumps are like air pockets. Are these lumps squishy?

    Her spine is visible and her tail does not appear ample.

    Which powdered supplements are you using: brand, frequency, and product name?

    Please share a minute-long video of her walking around on some flat surface like a carpet.

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    Yea she’s overall in a rough condition I’ve only had her for 2 days and the evening I got her I fed her about 6 small mealworms and I offered 2 superworms as a treat ( and they’re high in fat and I figured she could use it ) I didn’t dust them because I wasn’t sure how to tackle this issue right away. I wanted to see if she wanted a few more mealworms yesterday ( the day after I fed her the previous foods stated ) and she ate one medium mealworm with calcium w/ d3 and some multivitamin ( both zoo med brand ) I believe her previous owner stated that she only fed them calcium without d3 exclusively, but never dusted her food ( crickets ) with anything and let them loose in the tank and the only vitamin she provided from what I can tell was a dish full of plain calcium ( full of dirt and cricket guts as well.. foul )

    The bubbles just feel like air pockets, they just feel like loose skin sort of. She doesn’t seem like she’s in any pain at all when they’re touched

    Also another side note, last night and just an hour ago shes been pooping little white ‘ nuggets ‘? way smaller then normal gecko waste and pure white with little to no yellow.

    I attached some videos of her walking about on youtube ( I can’t get over how sweet she is she loves exploring and being held )

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    The more she walks around the smaller they become it seems?? Maybe my mind is tricking me but they don’t look like they’re covering up her arms as much as they did before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geckobunny View Post
    Yea she’s overall in a rough condition I’ve only had her for 2 days and the evening I got her I fed her about 6 small mealworms and I offered 2 superworms as a treat ( and they’re high in fat and I figured she could use it ) I didn’t dust them because I wasn’t sure how to tackle this issue right away. I wanted to see if she wanted a few more mealworms yesterday ( the day after I fed her the previous foods stated ) and she ate one medium mealworm with calcium w/ d3 and some multivitamin ( both zoo med brand ) I believe her previous owner stated that she only fed them calcium without d3 exclusively, but never dusted her food ( crickets ) with anything and let them loose in the tank and the only vitamin she provided from what I can tell was a dish full of plain calcium ( full of dirt and cricket guts as well.. foul )

    The bubbles just feel like air pockets, they just feel like loose skin sort of. She doesn’t seem like she’s in any pain at all when they’re touched

    Also another side note, last night and just an hour ago shes been pooping little white ‘ nuggets ‘? way smaller then normal gecko waste and pure white with little to no yellow.

    I attached some videos of her walking about on youtube ( I can’t get over how sweet she is she loves exploring and being held )

    Healthy gecko poop is usually brown and 2x the size of a hopefully white urate.

    I was checking for signs of MBD (metabolic bone disease). I didn't see any.

    1. About how long is she? I think she could be an adult.
    2. Do you have Zoo Med Reptivite multivitamins with or withOUT D3? What is the expiration date?
    3. What is the expiration date of your Zoo Med Repti Calcium with D3?
    4. I don't recommend any plain calcium in her enclosure.
    5. What do you feed her mealworms?

    Start your leo out on Schedule 126. One dose of Zoo Med's Repti Calcium with D3 per week sticks around all week long and metabolizes all calcium taken that week. Feed her all she'll eat in about 15 minutes. Let me know if she wants more.

    Weekly Schedule 126 for Leopard Geckos 18 months old +
    (withOUT UVB)
    Early stage metabolic bone disease (MBD) symptoms include uneven (lopsided) gait, walking on one or both "elbows", bowed limbs, belly dragging, and an underbite.
    The Reptile Supply Company based in Lodi, California stocks Zoo Med's ReptiVite multivitamins withOUT D3.
    • Monday > > crickets or dubia lightly dusted with Zoo Med's Repti Calcium with D3
    • Thursday > > crickets or dubia lightly dusted with Zoo Med's ReptiVite multivitamins withOUT D3
    • Saturday > > Optional: mealworms, superworms, or black soldier fly larvae (Phoenix worms) > > no dusting
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 07-11-2020 at 06:10 AM.
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    ===> 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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    1. I think she’s an adult too, her head is just really small lol. She’s 5 inches from nose to tail.
    2. I messed up and thought I had Zoo Med reptivite multivitamins but I actually have Fluker’s multivitamin with beta carotene, it expires January 2022
    3. The expiration date for the calcium with d3 is is 9/4/2022
    4. Agreed
    5. Her mealworms eat shredded oats

    Thank you so much!! I’ll definitely get her on that eating schedule asap

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    Also; just to add this in-

    But it seems as though she’s passing these little exclusively white and yellow pellets. She’s passing them about 2-3 times a day maybe because I find them in random places in the tank out in the open. I’ve also noticed she’s been licking her private areas quite often which leads me to believe they may be bothering her? I’m unsure what to think because I’ve never seen a gecko do this. ( I have 2 others and this has never happened with them but they’re both male )

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    It sounds as if you may have enough concerns to consider a reptile vet visit. Bring in some of those pellets if you go.

    Aliza
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    It sounds as if you may have enough concerns to consider a reptile vet visit. Bring in some of those pellets if you go.

    Aliza

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