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    My leopard gecko is about 9 years old, I cam home yesterday and he was on his back I am thinking he had a seizure. He is very stiff right now but reactive to things around him. He is in a sock doughnut right now because if he tries to walk he will tip over onto his back again. I have been giving him baths and grub pie and water because he is wanting to eat. Does anyone know if putting calcium powder into his bath water will help him retain more calcium through his vent?

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    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited!

    Kindly share an image of your ~9 yo leo.

    I don't know whether calcium powder in his bath water is absorbable via his vent.

    1. Let us know how you've been supplementing him: list brand, exact name of supplements, and how frequently you used them.
    2. What had you been feeding your leo?
    3. What diet have you been feeding his bugs & worms?
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> 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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    Hi Elizabeth,

    I usually feed him crickets and occasionally horn worms or silk worms. His crickets eat the repashy superfood and have soaked tissue or cotton balls for water. He ate 2 days ago 2 silk worms. He also gets Repashy grub pie and the crickets are dusted with repashy calcium + or repashy calcium plus HyD. He gets grub pie once a week or once every 2 weeks and eats crickets every 4-5 days.

    Thank you.
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    He is currently in a doughnut of socks to prevent him from tipping over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan1 View Post
    Hi Elizabeth,

    I usually feed him crickets and occasionally horn worms or silk worms. His crickets eat the repashy superfood and have soaked tissue or cotton balls for water. He ate 2 days ago 2 silk worms. He also gets Repashy grub pie and the crickets are dusted with repashy calcium + or repashy calcium plus HyD. He gets grub pie once a week or once every 2 weeks and eats crickets every 4-5 days.

    Thank you.
    Thank you, too! How is your leo now?

    1. Have you been dusting his crickets with either Repashy Calcium Plus supplement every 4-5 days too?
    2. Does he also have a dish of fresh water 24/7?
    3. What you have been doing feeding and supplement-wise seems alright to me. Maybe your leo's seizure has something to do with his age?
    4. What is the temperature range in his enclosure? I recommend 88-92*F on the ground underneath his warm DRY hide and 70-75ish on the floor of the cool end.

    A 9 year old leo is kinda "middle age". My female leo is approaching 16.5 yo this coming June. There are currently a couple leopard geckos in Europe who are in their 40s!!!
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 05-22-2021 at 04:32 PM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> 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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    He eats only 6-7 crickets every 4-5 days and I dust about 4 he ignores the crickets with calcium so I have to assist feed him then but he eventually heís them.
    Yes he has a small dish that if he wants he can lay in.
    Yes he has a under mat heater and a ceramic bulb it gets to about 88 on hot and 74 on cold.
    He really does not like light and already has a bit of vision issues so I never had him on UVB.
    Yaaa Iím not too sure whatís going on with him. I have heard of the 40 year old geckos, itís amazing !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan1 View Post
    He eats only 6-7 crickets every 4-5 days and I dust about 4 he ignores the crickets with calcium so I have to assist feed him then but he eventually he’s them.
    Yes he has a small dish that if he wants he can lay in.
    Yes he has a under mat heater and a ceramic bulb it gets to about 88 on hot and 74 on cold.
    He really does not like light and already has a bit of vision issues so I never had him on UVB.
    Yaaa I’m not too sure what’s going on with him. I have heard of the 40 year old geckos, it’s amazing !!
    I appreciate your quick reply. 40 years + IS amazing for a leopard gecko!!!

    Sometimes leos do live very long lives! I have no idea whether any of these European 40 year old + leopard geckos are kept under UVB.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> 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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