Leopard Gecko Fall Injuries
Leopard gecko falling injuries are usually as
result of incorrect
Leopard gecko handling. Its often due to negligence from the
side of the owner.
Leopard Gecko Fall Injury Signs
Leopard gecko fall injuries can lead to an array of clinical signs.
Most signs are due to internal bleeding or fractured
Internal bleeding can be identified almost immediately by
swelling of the abdomen, or by seeing blood pouring from the
mouth. Bone fractures due to this type of injuries are usually
indicated by leg swelling or the inability to use the specific
leg. In the long term Leopard gecko fall injuries will lead to
lethargy and anorexia and even to sudden death.
Leopard Gecko Fall Treatment
Leopard gecko fall injuries should be inspected by a qualified
reptile vet as soon as possible.
Expensive radiography or ultrasonography might be needed to aid in the diagnoses. Treatable injuries
will usually need a combination of parenteral fluids (drips), rest or surgical repair for
fractures, surgical exploration for internal bleeding, pain
killers and antibiotics.