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Experience:  Have owned turtles, snakes, amphibians, and lizards. Study and provide habitat for wild herps.
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There is some black stuff on my gecko's teeth. What is it?

Customer Question

there is some black stuff on my gecko's teeth. What is it?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with your gecko?
Customer: he has black stuff on his teeth. I want to know what it is, and if I need to see a vety
JA: Where does your gecko seem to hurt?
Customer: I'm not sure, it's just some black stuff on his teeth
JA: OK. No obvious pain. Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?
Customer: yes
JA: What?
Customer: there are black stuff on his teeth, is it bad? and what is it?
JA: Is your gecko eating normally?
Customer: yes, but the food stay at his throught, then after a long time he swallows it. is that bad?
JA: OK. No appetite problems. The Veterinarian will know if your gecko will be able to digest that. What is the gecko's name and age?
Customer: Diego (1 year)
JA: How old is Diego?
Customer: 1 year
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Diego?
Customer: yes
JA: What else should I tell the Veterinarian?
Customer: he seems to have issues swallowing, no matter how small the mealworm is
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  Joan replied 4 months ago.

Hello,

My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with special interest in reptiles and reptile rescue.

Can you tell me about the set up?

Substrate?

Diet?

Supplements?

Temps in enclosure?

Can you post a picture of the mouth so I can have a visual?

Joan