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.
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
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.