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  1. A GU member (who's now a vet and inactive) once...

    A GU member (who's now a vet and inactive) once mentioned that waxworms are high in vitamin C. A couple waxworms per month is all he recommends.

    A lack of vitamin A acetate (retinol) in the diet...
  2. Let's do 1 thing per post. Please scroll back to...

    Let's do 1 thing per post. Please scroll back to post 4 where I shared a temperature chart. "Slightly higher than the low 80s" is too cool for inside the warm hides!

    Please place one temperature...
  3. Thanks! I'll await your edit. 5. (cont.) What...

    Thanks! I'll await your edit.

    5. (cont.) What food are you feeding her mealworms and crickets prior to them being fed to your leos? Do the feeders have full or empty stomachs?

    7. How often do...
  4. Hello! Your leo's problems may be related to...

    Hello!

    Your leo's problems may be related to a vitamin A acetate deficiency in her diet.


    What supplements are you giving this leo? Please share brand, exact name, and frequency.
    What is...
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    I understand. Were you able to read both...

    I understand.

    Were you able to read both links I shared in post 12? Those links mention the problems you've been describing.

    Antibiotics are necessary to control infection.

    "Pus" is one...
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    What color is the inside of her mouth? Does her...

    What color is the inside of her mouth? Does her tongue move?

    It sounds like your AFT needs to see a vet.

    Please read these links:


    1. "One of most common diseases to affect leopard geckos...
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    This might help re opening her mouth: ...

    This might help re opening her mouth:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mIJmeebvss&feature=player_embedded
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    You are welcome! Leos are FUN lizards. Let...

    You are welcome! Leos are FUN lizards. Let Leonard be your guide as to how much handling.

    This is also very important: Do you have any multivitamins for Leonard? That's in addition to Zoo Med's...
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    Misty's lip line is definitely irregular on the...

    Misty's lip line is definitely irregular on the right side. That could be the beginnings of infectious stomatitis (mouth rot).

    What does the inside of her mouth look like? Was the "yellow stuff"...
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    Does the area look normal now?

    Does the area look normal now?
  11. All I see are ads for photobox.

    All I see are ads for photobox.
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    Have there been problems that you know of which...

    Have there been problems that you know of which warrant either one of these meds?
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    Place a small bowl of fresh water close to the...

    Place a small bowl of fresh water close to the entrance of Olive's warm dry hide. Make sure her crickets are well-hydrated! See whether she's drinking prior to offering a full meal.
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    I hope you'll notice improvement week-by-week --...

    I hope you'll notice improvement week-by-week -- once she's no longer dealing with excessive calcium doses.

    It's important to keep her hydrated via soaks and moist hide time.

    Is she still...
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    Your welcome. :yahoo: for Olive! Our efforts have...

    Your welcome. :yahoo: for Olive! Our efforts have been successful. :banana:

    Make sure Olive has fresh water right now! Feed Olive more crickets tonight. Lightly dust them with D3 calcium.

    Have...
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    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited! Please share a...

    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited!

    Please share a full-length photo of your AFT plus a close up image of the lip.
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    PS: A long term Geckos Unlimited member keeps...

    PS:
    A long term Geckos Unlimited member keeps her home set @ 68*F (days) and 64*F (nights). She's kept/keeps leos; she's also bred them. She's never mentioned troubles with that.

    Right now it's...
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    As long as Leonard can retreat to a warm hide...

    As long as Leonard can retreat to a warm hide that's ~90*F ground temperature and a cooler hide too, he should be fine.

    I'm uncomfortable using 2 heat sources within a 10 gallon enclosure. I...
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    Withholding ALL calcium, plain and included in...

    Withholding ALL calcium, plain and included in multivitamins, for at least 1 week is an excellent move. That's because vitamin D is fat soluble. That means vitamin D3 sticks around in a gecko's body...
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    Current bone condition would show on an...

    Current bone condition would show on an x-ray/radiograph. What do you think?

    I wonder whether you should eliminate even plain calcium carbonate for the time being???

    Otherwise, let's proceed...
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    A warm welcome to Geckos Unlimited, FoxyUk!

    A warm welcome to Geckos Unlimited, FoxyUk!
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    You're quite welcome! Please share the...

    You're quite welcome!

    Please share the link(s) you read regarding hypercalcemia.

    What about withdrawing these meds too right now? Perhaps your vet might agree that hypercalcemia is a better...
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    Daily dustings with Repashy's Calcium Plus...

    Daily dustings with Repashy's Calcium Plus multivitamins is way too much. :( She might be suffering from a supplement overdose.


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    What do you feed her mealworms?
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    What is the ground temp of Olive's cold hide? ...

    What is the ground temp of Olive's cold hide?

    Since Olive has not really eaten in 4 months, maybe that's the reason why she hasn't pooped yet even after 2 crickets. She's "getting the idea" of...
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    :lol: Leos are creatures of habit. Instead...

    :lol:

    Leos are creatures of habit.

    Instead add a 4 inch square of tile to Iggy's cool hide for his poop spot.
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