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Leopard Gecko Worms

 

Leopard Gecko Worms

In the appropriate conditions, Leopard gecko worms are rarely a concern in captivity. The incidence of worms are however increased in young Leopard gecko and in overcrowded or stressed or stressed situations. A healthy geckos should be able to withstand the effect of Leopard gecko worms. Common leopard gecko worms include Pinworms (also known as Threadworms, a type of roundworm) and Tapeworms.

Leopard Gecko Worm Clinical Signs

Worm infections can have anything from non-apparent to severe consequences. Clinical signs include partial to complete poor body condition, anorexia, diarrhoea, emaciation, dehydration, shedding problems, listlessness and cloacal prolopses.

Leopard Gecko Worm Treatment

When any of the abovementioned signs are seen, make sure to book an appointment with a reptile friendly veterinarian with a fresh stool sample. A stool sample can be collected without touching in a small zip-lock plastic bag.

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