Gecko seems to be dying

nikich700

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Little gecko fell of the ceiling on me and then on a floor. I was very shocked but decided to look at him closly but then I found out that he seems to be pretending to be dead! He was lying on his back. I turned him but his back legs look so weak, like he cannot use them. He twitches hardly whenever I touch him. I found out that it can be herp spinal injury. Shall I leave him alone or do I need to feed him somehow. He does not try to escape from my balcony for the second evening. I am rrally worried, how can I help him? Screenshot_20190106-212838.jpgScreenshot_20190106-212750.jpgScreenshot_20190106-212738.jpgScreenshot_20190106-212655.jpg
 

nikich700

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If he is dying suffering will be better just to kill him or he has a chance to recover. You see I am leaving the place I found him, so I would not be able to look after him for long.
 

Elizabeth Freer

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If he is dying suffering will be better just to kill him or he has a chance to recover. You see I am leaving the place I found him, so I would not be able to look after him for long.

Are there pet stores or zoos in Thailand that might have contacts to people who may care for geckos?
 
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nikich700

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This island is a nature reserve, so i does not have Zoos. The only thing I can do is to buy insects for him and provide protection and water
 
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nikich700

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These are wild geckos, they are everywhere on this island, so noone would take a wild creature to look for. Thai people here can barely understand english! This is the same as to ask a 10 year old to look after a mouse in a random housr
 

Elizabeth Freer

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This island is a nature reserve

That might be a good lead!

Try reaching out to some employee of the nature reserve. Sometimes employees like this are like minded individuals.


Try gently brushing his back toes. Does that make those toes twitch?

Geckos CAN seemingly regenerate bone calcium. I've got a gecko right now who is doing just that. First and second x-rays about a month apart show new bone calcium in the spine and hip. This gecko can now move freely. Before she was dragging her right rear leg.
 
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nikich700

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People sell dry crickets and shrips. I am leaving on the 10th of January, I can leave him food and water in a box. Put the box with him inside in the garden.
 

Elizabeth Freer

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But how they are supposed to cure themself in a wild nature without humans? This geckos are completly wild
All geckos that people now keep in captivity were "wild" once upon a time.

I think that this gecko needs help from a kind person to get him back on his feet.

Many people rehab injured pets like cats and dogs. They are "everywhere" too. If someone cares for wildlife they might be interested in rehabbing this gecko.

Are there schools on this island? Maybe a science teacher would take on this project for herself and/or her students.
 
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nikich700

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I think I can give him to the local diver club, they love animals. Thanks for help, so he does not need any kind of treatment exept vitamins and rest?
 
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