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Took cleo to the reptile vet !

He said she looks in the best health ive seen a leo he said she MAY have fractured her jaw but its in the healing process he said nothing can be done medication wise as it SHOULD heal on its own he saidshe looks strong and realy bright colours he asked me about the viv i explained to him he said everythings perfect :) he said shes sooo tame!

He said her tongue looks a bit saw so it indicates she probs damaged her jaw while eating a locust..he said if shes not eating hard bodied food i can give her waxworm FOR NOW he said until the jaw reheals shud be a week or 2 he said dont give her too many and not every day he said i could also mash locusts up and put them in a rubber sringe and give it to her he said but ash she CAN eat the waxworm give her them

He weighed her she ways 65grams which he said is perfect for her size so im happy its nothing bad :D
 

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Glad everything went ok 4 u :D
 

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see! always stay optimistic!! probibly not even broken! just a football injury!!:lol2:
 

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glad everything went ok its alway safe to take them to the vets though put your mind to rest am happy cleo is ok: victory:
 

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Thanks for the comments ! he sed should heal if not in 4 weeks come back and give us a run threw she was so good bless her


the tip of her toung was red dont know what it was he said it was just sore i know there a bit red anyway but hers was real red bless her he said she might have missed a locust or bit too hard! glad shes ok tho!
 

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you must be doing a good job of looking afer her then. Well done :)
 

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Great news Emily!
 

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Good stuff, whilst you were already there you could have gotten him to test her calcium levels etc as you were told it had too much by the rep expert at your shop.
The vet could have advised you on supplementation etc.
 

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obv the rep shop was wrong im not gonna disagree with a specialist if he had thought that summut was wrong he would have done tests<3
 

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I'm glad the vet's had a look-see, and I hope that her jaw and tongue heal up just fine :)

I don't know how successful you'd be at mashing locusts to a consistency that can be put into a syringe, though - the ones that aren't too big for a gecko's mouth also have VERY small openings and you'd almost have to put the locusts in a blender!

I would suggest offering her a meat-based baby food, maybe one with carrot, squash or other orange vegetables, while she is not eating hard prey - this will give her some of the nutrients that waxworms just don't have. Waxies are pretty much pure sugar and fat, you see - like a chocolate bar for a gecko. Tasty, but not much substance.

You can also mix some pure calcium powder into the baby food so that her jaw will heal nice and strong.
 

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Good news Emily : victory:

Really pleased for you. I hope Cleo makes a full recovery over the next few weeks :)
 

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ahh good idea any baby food?
I've used things like chicken with squash/vegetables - preferably organic stuff that doesn't have all sorts of crud in it.

And only a little of it at a time - she won't eat huge amounts, but she won't need huge amounts seeing as she's in good weight anyway.
 
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