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03-04-2013, 08:56 AM #1
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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
Last edited by Karijaemin; 03-04-2013 at 09:04 AM.
03-04-2013, 09:10 AM #2
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!!!
"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)
***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.
Please fill out the form below so someone here can help you:
How big was the reptile when you first acquired it?
Source (pet store, breeder, previous owner):
Captive bred or wild caught?
Cage: type, size:
What types of hiding places are provided?
Is there a humidity hide? location?
Please describe any other furnishings:
incandescent (“screw-in” bulbs): wattage(s) ?
fluorescent (tube bulbs)?
Do you have a thermometer(s) in the cage? what type?
What is the temperature in the warm part of the cage? under the warm hide? In the coolest part?
What device(s) are used to maintain the temperature? hot rock, UTH, heat light, ceramic heater, other:
Are you using a thermostat?
Which hide does she/he spend most of her time?
Is the temperature decreased at night? by how much?
Is the humidity measured? Range:
List other animals that are kept in the same cage:
Recent acquisitions (new pets within the past 6 months)
Are any of your other pets ill?
List recent changes in the environment, if any:
Insects, list type?
Are they “gut loaded”? If so with?
How often do you feed your reptile?
Please list any supplements used. How are they given and how often?
What calcium brand are you using? with D3, without or both?
Is the calcium in the tank with D3 or without?
Please list any recent additions/changes in the diet:
If your reptile is sick, please describe the signs and how long your reptile has been showing these signs:
Is your reptile’s general activity level normal, decreased, or increased?
Is your reptile’s appetite normal, decreased, or increased?
Have you noticed any of the following?
Weight loss, Weight gain
Discharge from the eyes or nose
Increased breathing rate or effort
Change in the droppings
urates white or yellowish
Abnormal skin color or shedding
Parasites on the skin or in the feces
Previous illnesses or problems:0.1.0 Eublepharis macularius, Corwin
0.1.0 Canis lupus familiaris (Doberman Pinscher), Moxie
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03-06-2013, 01:08 AM #3
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
03-06-2013, 10:18 AM #4
I'm so sorry for your loss!! RIP Isshi!0.1.0 Eublepharis macularius, Corwin
0.1.0 Canis lupus familiaris (Doberman Pinscher), Moxie
03-07-2013, 12:07 AM #5
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
03-07-2013, 12:16 AM #6
I'm glad you guys went and got something done about it. Those two looks too young to positively sex though. =/
03-07-2013, 01:15 AM #7
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.Currently keeping:
Eublepharis gecko 2.1.0~Hemitheconyx gecko 1.0.0~Gekko gecko 1.0.0~Pogana Vitticeps 1.0.0~Varanus exanthematicus 1.1.0~Varanus acanthurus 1.0.0~Blue Tongue Skink 1.0.0~Red-eared slider 1.0.0
Reptiles I have rehabilitated, rehomed or kept.
All above species plus:
Phelsuma Grandis~Rhacodactylus ciliatus~Paroedura~Rhacodactylus auriculatus ~Hemidactylus frenatus~Iguana~Turtles ~Snakes and too many more to name!
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