Help! Gecko ingested Tamodine 10 days ago and seems to be deteriorating

JCTCbcfc01

New member
10 days ago my beloved daughters 1 year old gecko mushu was diagnosed with a fungal infection on her skin so the vet prescribed us Tamodine wound cleanser which he told us to apply undiluted all over her body. Within 30 hours Mushu had shed and eaten her skin. Her skin now looks great but she is now not herself at all - not eating, lethargic, quite weak. We have today discovered that we were meant to have rinsed off the undiluted Tamodine and are now worried that by eating her skin she has also ingested a large amount of Tamodine. Has anyone had experience with this? Is there anything we can do? As I said, it was 10 days ago now and for the first few days afterwards she seemed fine, but been going downhill the last 4/5 days. Any advice would be so appreciated. Many thanks
 

Elizabeth Freer

Active member
Welcome to Geckos Unlimited!

Your best resource is a vet. Have you contacted the vet who recommended Tamodine with the information that you just shared here?
 

JCTCbcfc01

New member
Hi Elizabeth
Thanks, yes we are going to see him tomorrow, but the trouble is we don't have a reptile specialist near us and the vet had to Google fungal infection just to double check the treatment he was prescribing, so it's unlikely he'll be able to offer much advice so I just wondered if anybody has had a similar experience and whether they could offer any help/reassurance. She has eaten 2 wax worms this morning which is the first she's eaten in 2 weeks which I'm hoping is a good sign but she's still moving about very slowly.
 

Elizabeth Freer

Active member
Hi Elizabeth
Thanks, yes we are going to see him tomorrow, but the trouble is we don't have a reptile specialist near us and the vet had to Google fungal infection just to double check the treatment he was prescribing, so it's unlikely he'll be able to offer much advice so I just wondered if anybody has had a similar experience and whether they could offer any help/reassurance. She has eaten 2 wax worms this morning which is the first she's eaten in 2 weeks which I'm hoping is a good sign but she's still moving about very slowly.

Have you reached out to an exotics vet specialist yet? An exotics specialist could reach out to your vet even if you can't visit him. Here's the link.


I live in a very small town. In the past I've traveled 3 hours inland to visit an exotics specialist with a gecko. I don't have any experience with fungal infections.

Keep fresh water available ALWAYS.
MIST only a small section of her enclosure, UNLESS she lives in a 10 gallon.
Have you tried mini-hornworms? Sometime the local Petco or Petsmart carries hornworms in a 4-pack.

For link 33 click: Hornworm Care Guidelines


Geckos Unlimited is way too quiet these days. Perhaps you'll luck out. I hope so.
 
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JCTCbcfc01

New member
Thanks for taking the time to reply Emma
My daughter is trying to get her to drink from a syringe at the moment. We may have to try food from a syringe too - we will see how she goes over the next few days. Unfortunately living in the UK we cannot get hornworms so will persevere with the waxworms and hope that she'll start accepting mealworms again if her appetite starts to pick up (we dust with calcium and d3). Travelling any distance is difficult as I don't drive so have to stay with the vets in our closest town - the buses are once every 1.5 hours from our village to town and going any further is sadly not practical, but that's a good point about having contact with an exotics specialist via our vet - I'll talk to him about that tomorrow....
 

Elizabeth Freer

Active member
Thanks for taking the time to reply Emma
My daughter is trying to get her to drink from a syringe at the moment. We may have to try food from a syringe too - we will see how she goes over the next few days. Unfortunately living in the UK we cannot get hornworms so will persevere with the waxworms and hope that she'll start accepting mealworms again if her appetite starts to pick up (we dust with calcium and d3). Travelling any distance is difficult as I don't drive so have to stay with the vets in our closest town - the buses are once every 1.5 hours from our village to town and going any further is sadly not practical, but that's a good point about having contact with an exotics specialist via our vet - I'll talk to him about that tomorrow....
You're welcome.

Which brand of calcium + D3 are you using? Is that also a multivitamin? How frequently had you been dusting her prey?

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For link 34 click: Powdered Assist Foods: Oxbow’s Critical Care, Lafeber's Emeraid for Carnivors, & Fluker's Repta+Boost
 
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