Male Leo sperm plug clogs

Odinsmom

New member
My male Leopard gecko had sperm pores that were so impacted his shed use to get stuck on them. I gave him a bath and worked out the plugs that took well over two hours because he was fighting the whole time.
Now three months later, I felt his sperm pores and I feel like they are starting to become "crusty" or outwardly impacted again. I had put a cork in his tank and pieces of rock for him to rub against months ago, but it doesn't seem like it has helped to prevent this issue.

The question I have is; should I bathe him and qtip the sperm pores/plugs out again before they get big like last time or is it a normal occurrence that he will rid himself of (no shed has gotten stuck on these pores this time)?
And how often do male leopard gecko owners have to do this (I dont remember this issue happening with my last male gecko)?
 

acpart

Active member
I have some males where they don't seem to get them out by themselves. If you squeeze the bulges, the hemipenis will pop out and you can pull off the sperm plug. No bathing really necessary. Fingers are better than q-tips.

Aliza
 

Odinsmom

New member
Hi thanks for replying! I think I meant clogged femoral plug and not a sperm plug, sorry.
Hey don’t seem as clogged as the first time I got them out but I’m not sure if I should just leave it to see if it comes out with his next shed or go ahead and manually remove them?
 

acpart

Active member
I've had that happen as well. Most of the time I can remove the plugs (you mean the V-shaped pores, right?). With one of my geckos, removing the plugs resulted in a wound that I had to apply silver nitrate to. If it looks like a big plug, it might be best to consult a vet.

Aliza
 
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