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    Hello, my little girl shes 12 got 2 female leopard geckos for christmas we named them Isshi (ish E) and Aja (ah jah) they both came christmas eve and at first i wouldnt go near the tank. i have never been a reptile person. so ayways to the point Isshi the albino one was smaller than Aja we just figured she was younger. now i am very much so a reptile person thanks to that sweet little girl she likes to snuggle in the pouch of my hoodies or lay on my computer as i play on it like she is right now. my problem is shes very very underweight i ca get her to eat pureed mealies but she seems to not want that anymore she was under weight to begin with as i said but now its just scary i have repti aid coming from online since no one near here sells it i have been feeding her water with vitamins in it her pep is dwindling. also she has issues shedding but we found out bathing in pedialtye and warm water helps i dare not pull the pieces off her eyes fear of hurting her so we just keep it moist shes such a beautiful girl her sister is kind of a LEAVE ME ALONE type so its a nice contrast someone tell me this repti aid works the nearest vet for her is 6 hours away the shedding one is Aja our little chubby and our poor isshi 16403_542484982449476_1397807583_n.jpgHNI_0054.JPG




    oh and we only used sand for the first 2 months then i read the horror stories and switched to a couple pieces of slate tile we got at home depot
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    Isshi looks dangerously thin! She probably needs to see a vet ASAP. Have you read through the Leopard Gecko Caresheet and checked your husbandry against it? I have pulled a few tips below:

    In emergency situations during which a leo has been off food for extended periods of time and is losing weight, REHYDRATE FIRST for a couple days!!!

    Rehydration Information
    "As for the Pedialyte it must be unflavored. No more than 1.0 ml within 24 hours and not all at once. Break up the 1.0 ml into 3 doses. Hopefully your gecko will lick up a good amount." (thanks cricket4u)

    Recovery Foods
    ***Fluker's Repta+Boost is very good for leos off food.

    ***Oxbow Carnivore Care premium recovery powdered food is even better, but only available through a vet. Oxbow Animal Health | Carnivore Care

    ***In a pinch, use Mazuri's Mazuri Shopping Cart - Insectivorous Lizards


    VERY TEMPORARY RECOVERY FOODS
    ***Turkey baby food is better than chicken baby food. (Note addenda to this care sheet...scroll down.) Placing the baby food directly on the lips will provide safe nutrition. If your assist feeding is more than just very temporary, turkey (or chicken) baby food should be mixed 1:1 with unflavored Pedialyte! Sprinkle a little calcium with D3 into the chicken baby food 2-3x per week. If additional calcium is necessary use a liquid supplement called Calcium Glubionate.

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    0.1.0 Canis lupus familiaris (Doberman Pinscher), Moxie
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    I never got a chance to update the repta boost was due to come tommorow about 20 minutes ago i went to go give Isshi her feed of water and pedialyte and she was gone my poor little baby i grew up hating reptiles and losing one god i tried everything the vet said that i called even all the tips here her sister looked so sad she watched me even licked me when i took her out i noticed her tummy was almost sunk in and black and now it makes sense the sand everyone at petco told me was a must could have been the thing that killed her
    RIP ISSHI <3 Gramma will miss you very much // god now i need to tell my little girl her friend is gone i will keep everyone updated

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    I'm so sorry for your loss!! RIP Isshi!
    0.1.0 Eublepharis macularius, Corwin
    0.1.0 Canis lupus familiaris (Doberman Pinscher), Moxie

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    UPDATE~~~

    I buried my little one this morning I cried so hard but i wrapped her in her baby snuggy (gramma made it from a washcloth) and put her to rest my poor little Isshi. Now we got isshi and aja at petco my brother got the as a xmas gift for my daughter. he went there and raised holy hell with them because they put no effort into assisting us. Well come to find out the batch isshi was from total of 25 they got 13 are now gone including our little baby due to parasites and impactions. so my brother went off and said why werent owners notified its not fair this creature had to die due to you hiring people who have no clue about herps. so they called in the store manager AT HOME and he met my brother at the store and gave us 2 female geckos a huge bale of coconut fiber paper for the floor a floor mat crickets and mealies all for free and the next 6 months of mealies and cricks are free as well as coconut fibers. the manager was mortified when he was shown pictures of isshi and said he will also contact a private herp vet to check aja and the twins we just got long 2 days still miss my girl the new girls are in thier own tank for now we got a 60 gallon for the three of them but AJa the older one seems to like them all females and the appt is monday both twins have eaten pooped and drink water and are very friendly i just hope Aja calms down shes been so sad without her sissy she runs when we come near her.HNI_0059.JPG

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    I'm glad you guys went and got something done about it. Those two looks too young to positively sex though. =/

    ~Maggot

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    It would be best to keep the 2 apart from the other one indefinitely. They can carry things like crypto without showing symptoms for a long time, until they are under severe stress or poor conditions. It's really not worth the risk. Aja does not feel sad, what she notices is a change which may make her feel a little nervous. She will get over it very soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket4u View Post
    It would be best to keep the 2 apart from the other one indefinitely. They can carry things like crypto without showing symptoms for a long time, until they are under severe stress or poor conditions. It's really not worth the risk. Aja does not feel sad, what she notices is a change which may make her feel a little nervous. She will get over it very soon.

    yes which is why we have them in 2 tanks aja just went thro a big change and i want to give her time im just worried shes not gonna be letting us handle her like the others is there a way to get her used to being touched?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Embrace Calamity View Post
    I'm glad you guys went and got something done about it. Those two looks too young to positively sex though. =/

    ~Maggot


    i agree with the positive sex thing
    but i guess call it mothers intution lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karijaemin View Post
    i agree with the positive sex thing
    but i guess call it mothers intution lol
    Yeah, no, that's not a good method of verifying their sex.
    Quote Originally Posted by Karijaemin View Post
    yes which is why we have them in 2 tanks aja just went thro a big change and i want to give her time im just worried shes not gonna be letting us handle her like the others is there a way to get her used to being touched?
    I think Cricket meant keep these two new ones separate as well, so all three are in their own individual tanks.

    ~Maggot

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