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    I have two leopard geckos. I have them housed together in a 20 gallon long, I didn't know at the time I bought my geckos that I should have only gotten one. I've had them for almost 8 months. One of my geckos is doing fine, but the other one is not. About 2 months ago I noticed that it's leg was funny looking. I took it to the vet and was told that it had MBD. I've been making sure it has plenty of calcium coated crickets but it's leg is not getting better. What do I do?!

    I will be separating them and putting them each in their own 20 gal long tank. But how do I help with the MBD? It hasn't gotten worse but it hasn't improved either...

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    You are supplementing with a multivitamin with D3 yes? Just wanting to make sure as they can't absorb calcium without D3. Unless you are providing UVB.
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    I have two leopard geckos. I have them housed together in a 20 gallon long, I didn't know at the time I bought my geckos that I should have only gotten one. I've had them for almost 8 months. One of my geckos is doing fine, but the other one is not. About 2 months ago I noticed that it's leg was funny looking. I took it to the vet and was told that it had MBD. I've been making sure it has plenty of calcium coated crickets but it's leg is not getting better. What do I do?!

    I will be separating them and putting them each in their own 20 gal long tank. But how do I help with the MBD? It hasn't gotten worse but it hasn't improved either...
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    Yes, it has D3 in it. I am using Repashy Superfoods Leopard Gecko Calcium Plus.

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    I would love to get a tank that opens from the front but I can't afford it. My husband was recently laid off and we are barely making it with my income alone. I will keep it in mind for when I can though; would I be able to stack them on each other?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrowens01 View Post
    I have two leopard geckos. I have them housed together in a 20 gallon long, I didn't know at the time I bought my geckos that I should have only gotten one. I've had them for almost 8 months. One of my geckos is doing fine, but the other one is not. About 2 months ago I noticed that it's leg was funny looking. I took it to the vet and was told that it had MBD. I've been making sure it has plenty of calcium coated crickets but it's leg is not getting better. What do I do?!

    I will be separating them and putting them each in their own 20 gal long tank. But how do I help with the MBD? It hasn't gotten worse but it hasn't improved either...
    If you took your gecko to the vet, a plan for treatment must have been discussed. What did the vet recommend?

    If there's no improvement, I suggest that you call the vet and explain your concerns.

    What are the temps in the enclosure? cool side, warm side air temps? What type of thermometer are you using? There are other husbandry issues which can cause calcium deficiency such as low temps. A picture of the enclosure and gecko would be best.
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