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our male leopard gecko has 2 swellings behind his eyes on either side of his head which have appeared tonight. it is stoping him closing his mouth properly and made his head double in size. other wise he seems healthy and has been eating and drinking today. if any one has any suggestion these would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-09-2007, 08:33 PM
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our nearest vet is in bedford and they can not see us till morning
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I agree to get him to a vet asap, i suppose tomorrow morning will do... hope hes ok, got any pics?
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He's got what looks like a proper couple of eye infections going there.

One of our geckos had the same thing, but on just one side.

I'm betting the vet will give you antibiotics and some Fucithalmic eye drops to put in his eyes... but it COULD be a surgery job if the abcesses behind his eyes dry up and leave caseinated pus.
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ouch that looks bad number one rule if in doubt get it vetted lol good luck with him fingers crossed he makes a full recovery
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fingers crossed for ya hun. let us know how it gets on

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Have just got in from the vets as we went to bedford as they have a vet qualified with reptiles

After examining Kanga our male gecko they say he is fine
the swellings are still there but they say these have come up because he is male and lives with his females
he was examined by the boss of the practice as well and who said he is very healthy looking although he is big for a normal gecko not fat but all over big
they say just keep an eye on him
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Old 06-09-2007, 06:20 PM
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hmmmm i find it strange that if this is the case, that no other experienced gecko keepers have mentioned or commented on this, though i suppose vets are never wrong are they...... <<koff>>

ill continue to keep my fingers crossed

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