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  1. Lizards
    Hi! A bit of a glum first post from me here but we recently lost our leopard gecko, Sobek, to cryptosporidium. She was a lovely, silly girl and brought so much joy to the family. Needless to say we've learned our lesson about the big C, but shockingly Sobek was able to survive a remarkably long...
  2. Lizards
    We are looking for cryptosporidium positive reptiles for research diagnostic purposes. If you would like to contribute to science and help to progress the field, please contact us and we will send you sampling pots for stool sample collection. There is obviously no cost involved and they are...
  3. Lizards
    Hi guys and gals Just had my issue of PRK delivered today and notice they are giving away a free Hand Sanitiser Pen made by ProRep - No big deal i hear....its a sanitiser....so why the reason for a post about it? Well.....it says in the description that it kills Crytosporidium :gasp: Now, im...
  4. R.I.P
    In the past four months, I've lost six of my seven leopard geckos (5 females and a male) after 7 years to cryptosporidiosis. It's been agonising, but if nothing else has shown me that the compassion of a good vet can make all the difference. My other silver lining is my pregnant surviving...
  5. Lizards
    Hi there everyone! Today I got given 2 leopard geckos by a work colleague, who had taken them off another colleague recently because they had been neglected and not looked after properly. Apart from a few missing toes one of them seems fairly healthy, but the other is clearly underweight and...
  6. Lizards
    Ok, I should strictly say, living with (probable) crypto. As mentioned elsewhere, I lost a flying gecko last weekend. I didn't notice weight loss until it was far too late, and the post mortem showed an inflamed intestine and cysts were also found. They did not test the cysts to prove it was...
  7. Snakes
    I feel awful,, my 14 month old amel corn snake, Banana, shed last week and hasn't eaten for 2 weeks (shes as bit of a fussy eater but doesnt usually go this long), she shed last friday 4/11/11 and usually she eats at the next offered feed, so i offered her 2 fuzzies on the sunday, she refused...
  8. Lizards
    Ok, took my gecko to the vets after I sent the pic to my mate and she passed it on to you guys. She told me to reposition the heat matt to the back of the wall, cos it may be upsetting her tummy, that the temps should be 60 -70f on the hot end. She is treating him for Cryptosporidium so hes...
  9. Snakes
    Hi guys, I thought I would start a thread regarding Crypto. It is very rarely, if ever mentioned in this section of the forum (there is a sticky in the Lizard section) even though it is a serious problem and could affect, or even be affecting many people's collections as I type this. IBD is...
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