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My sons gecko just did a poo with 3 relatively big wet reddy

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My sons gecko just did a poo with 3 relatively big wet reddy lumps, there was also the usual white stuff!! Is this something to be concerned about? We have been feeding him locusts!
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the locust?
Customer: No don't thinks so he send to really enjoy them!
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  Anna replied 5 months ago.
Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I'm a biologist with a special interest in reptiles. Some additional information will help to determine if this is serious.
Are the lumps bright red?Are they a different texture than the rest of the droppings?If you are asked to rate my service please don't do that just yet since we are just beginning. Thank you.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
They were like a rusty brown with pieces of locusts thru them, but the consistency was pretty much the same as normal
Expert:  Anna replied 5 months ago.

Thank you for getting back to me. It sounds like the locusts are just too big for your gecko. He is not digesting them well. Prey insects should be no bigger than the space between the gecko's eyes. I would try feeding him crickets or meal worms. If this happens again with smaller prey insects, it's possible he has a parasite infestation. In that case, you'll need to see a reptile vet. If that happens, this link will take you to a directory of vets:

http://www.anapsid.org/vets/index.html#vetlist

If you have more questions, just let me know. I hope this will turn out to be a one time event.

Anna

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