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    Unhappy Small Juvenile Leopard Gecko MBD + Crust in eyes


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    Hey everyone, recently I picked up two leopard geckos from someone rehoming on craigslist. One of these geckos however; has multiple issues. The person claimed that the gecko had enigma syndrome.

    When I arrived home, multiple issues were apparent.


    The gecko with problems:
    - has really severe MBD ** does the army crawl on its front legs to move some
    One eye has black dried up gunk on it
    ** I cleaned up its' eye a bit and the part of the eye I can see is really cloudy still. I assume likely due to the gunk in its' eye **
    The other eye also has this black dried up gunk on it. However this eye is smaller it seems. *** And in almost fully closed state.

    The sad part is it's going through a shed. But how will it get the shed off without assistance?

    I can not think of what the quality of life will be for this gecko. I am making an appt. with a vet who thankfully has pretty decent reviews with herps. I am thinking though; that I might have to have this gecko euthanized.

    Any thoughts?
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    I agree, it's not looking good. I'd say let the vet help you decide what to do.

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    Update:

    So when I rescued I really didnít know what to expect. I have never seen a gecko in this condition before, especially one with mbd this progressed in person


    Main issues I noticed off the bat were:

    Possible Mouth Rot
    Eye Infections / Eye Issues
    MBD
    Thin
    Lethargic
    Problems shedding

    This is the plan I started based on research of other symptoms:

    First was getting food and water into this gecko.

    I used a syringe to give water 2 times a day.
    Also used syringe to feed ReptaBoost

    Within 5 days, I saw improvement and lethargy was quite minimal.
    After I tried mixing in partial meal worms and at first was a no, however after 2 force feeding they started to lap up meal worm guts (ew) then lunge at the smell and taste of meal works.

    Second (during first step ) was the eye cleaning / rinsing usually after feeding. Just soaked in very shallow warm water. ( since he could not stand upright) also did q tip cleanings.
    Was recommended terramycin after a week I got and it fixed right eye but not second.

    ********** Edit: Including possible mouth rot treatment **********

    I noticed it looked like he had early stages mouth rot. I was reading online, and saw someone said they tried Neosporin (Original, no added medicine / no pain relief) for 5 days and it went away for their gecko. So I figured doesn't hurt to try while I wait for the vet appt.

    It got rid of the (what I think was) mouth rot.

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    -> had free time and scheduled a vet appt.

    Before pictures

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    During his ď treatmentĒ

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    As you can see his other eye looked not so hot.
    So after the vet this is him :

    After :
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    He currently weighs 19 grams

    Heís shedding but Iíll post more pics tomorrow


    Still shedding, but finally sleeping with two eyes closed.
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    WOW, panthergecko, your rescued leo has come a long way thanks to your conscientious TLC!

    Have you named this leo now?
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Follow you home"

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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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    Yes ! I named him Rocky. Because he’s a fighter haha.
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    Definitely on the mend. It shows that for some geckos, even if it looks like a lost cause, it's worth a try.

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    Yeah I just couldn't go through with the ...sleep option... without at least giving him one chance with me to improve.
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