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Leopard Gecko Lethargy

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Lethargic Leopard Gecko

Signs of a lethargic Leopard gecko include listlessness and the unwillingness to eat or walk. Leopard gecko lethargy can be, and most often is, very serious. Healthy Leopard geckos should always be bright, alert and almost always willing to eat. When these signs are seen, in combination or separately there must be no delay in finding the cause of the problem.

Lethargic Leopard Gecko Causes

Because lethargy is such an general clinical sign in sick Leopard gecko, there can literally be anything wrong. Lethargy is a very unspecific and only one of the possible clinical signs of a sick Leopard gecko. Falling and complicated injuries can also cause Leopard gecko lethargy. There are also a lot of diseases that can cause this condition.

Lethargic Leopard Gecko Treatment

In most of the cases it will be beneficial to make a specific diagnoses before just starting to treat these animals. Some lethargic Leopard geckos will unfortunately get worse no matter what the treatment is going to be. A lethargic Leopard gecko must be presented to a qualified reptile veterinarian for further evaluation.

Always accommodate these animals with a fresh stool sample sealed in a ziplock or similar plastic bad. Expensive additional tests such as faecal flotation and wet preparations, radiography and ultrasonography might be necessary to diagnose some of these cases. Treatment will include a combination of parenteral fluids (a drip), antiparasitics and antibiotics.

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