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Old 19-11-2009, 12:26 PM
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I 3 weeks ago I had 6 leo's, all pets. 2 of which I have had 6 yrs. Suddeny they all stopped eating lost weight etc. They currently at the vets (bar one who was ok and now isnt) and 3 have now died.

I dont know how to cope seeing them all die one at a time. They are at a good reptile vets who are trying very hard, done tests PM's etc and cannot work out whats wrong. They are being force fed and on antibiotics but they are my babies and all I am doing is hearing one has died then anothr then another....
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Old 19-11-2009, 12:51 PM
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Hey,

This must be awful for you, I can't imagine how it must feel. I would suggest that when the vet has isolated the problem, you get ALL of your other reptiles tested. I don't know how you keep your leos, but I assume that as you have two males, you don't keep them all together. This probably means that what ever is causing this has managed to get between tanks. I would also recommend increasing your level of cleanliness (hand washing, different cleaning tools for different tanks etc...) to be on the safe side. I know this isn't a nice thought, but it is much better to be safe than sorry.

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Yes serious disinfection has gone on with everyone - no point however testing the other reptiles as testing hasnt told her what she is wrong yet - the 1st pm found nothing! 2nd one will done today
It's heartbreaking.
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So I take it they don't think it is cryptosporida? I guess the best case scenario now is that it is limited to the Leopard geckos.

Unfortunately it can be very difficult to identify things like this, especially with individuals dying so rapidly. I suspect this leads to the number of animals with symptoms seeing the vets.

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Old 19-11-2009, 01:05 PM
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When Buffy died the vet (a very good reptile vet) did a PM and ruled at Crypto but couldnt't confirm anything else.
Either way it's killing my babies one at a time, but yes seems to be geckos only and I am stuck in the office in tears..so glad hardly anyone is in.
Never had ill reptiles before
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Unfortunately like us, they sometimes get ill. When they do they hide it very well, and so if it is serious there is often nothing the vet can do about it.

Again, I am very sorry for your loss.

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Old 20-11-2009, 09:20 AM
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Im so sory to hear about whats happening to you and your leos, my heart goes out to you and hope they can save the remaining leos for you, i wish you all good luck, my thoughts are with you xx
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Im so sory to hear about whats happening to you and your leos, my heart goes out to you and hope they can save the remaining leos for you, i wish you all good luck, my thoughts are with you xx
thank you hun - just feel useless and alone, wasn't i supposed to look after them?
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I am so sorry this is happeneing to you .i do hope the remainder are saved and they get well i know they are in great hands with the vet she is very well respected up here in the north.everything crossed for you hun keep your chin up i know how much you care for them.
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Old 25-11-2009, 09:36 PM
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had a brief call from the vets at 6 - they have found 2 bugs from lunas pm from a blood sample. They need to be on baytril for their best chance - she has tried 2 antibiotics already so is moving them onto that

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