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His eyes are closed and he has some crust towards the top of
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I have a fat tail gecko and her eyes are crusted shut and
i have a fat tail gecko and her eyes are crusted shut and her lips have scabs. but her partner has no issues i have sprayed the cage often and they have a humid hide. tried soaking her nothing works … read more
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Anna
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My African fat tail isn't shedding properly on the top of
Hi there, my African fat tail isn't shedding properly on the top of his tail and I believe it's gotten to the point where the last 2mm of his tail is unsalvageable. He is also beginning to have discol… read more
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Can you diagnose and treat a leopard gecko? I think he had
Can you diagnose and treat a leopard gecko? I think he had stick tail. … read more
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My daughters African fat tailed gecko has developed some
My daughters African fat tailed gecko has developed some discoloration on his tail And in some other very small spots. I want to make sure everything is ok, primarily because we lost a leopard gecko y… read more
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Joan
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I have an African Fat Tailed gecko who has recently been
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Anna
Anna
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He is about 6 years old and about 4 months ago, he had 1 eye
He is about 6 years old and about 4 months ago, he had 1 eye shut and stopped eating. He has been to the vet twice and has been hand fed for the past 4 months. Eye is not getting better despite antibi… read more
Joan
Joan
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He is 9 years. Since last Feb. or March he started chronic
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Joan
Joan
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Private
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My manager at work told me to bring an animal home to care
my manager at work told me to bring an animal home to care fore it there and not at work... it is a banded fattail gecko... it was kept with 2 other gecko of the same kind.2 have injuries the other do… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
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Our new African fat tailed gecko has only eaten a total of 3
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Joan
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My Leopard Gecko has had this crusty stuff over his eyes for
My Leopard Gecko has had this crusty stuff over his eyes for a little over a week...It looks like dried skin but it makes it to where he cant see and it wont go away. He has also stopped eating and ha… read more
Joan
Joan
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Just baught a Fat tail African gecko its a about a 10g tank
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I have a leopard gecko about 1 yr, I have noticed on his lip/mouth
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Joan
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our leporad gecco is large, healthy, and has a fat tail...2x..tongue
Our Leporad Gecco is large, healthy, and has a fat tail. Usually eats and eats his mealworms, but since Sunday (2x days ago) he is showing what appears to be a swollen tongue. He "snaps" and misses at… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
5,195 satisfied customers
African fat tail 3 yrs old has been losing weight despite ample
African fat tail 3 yrs old has been losing weight despite ample food (crickets) for 6 weeks. He is looking pretty bad - tried to force feed today but no interest. Movements slower than used to be. His… read more
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Joan
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Our approximately two-year old leopard gecko is not thriving.
Our approximately two-year old leopard gecko is not thriving. She is not growing and, in fact, seems to be losing weight. She has access to water, but I am not sure how much she drinks. She is eating … read more
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Joan
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22,330 satisfied customers
Hi Joan - I have a fat tailed gecko who hasnt been eating
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