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,
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
veterinarian with a fresh stool sample. A stool sample can be
collected without touching in a small zip-lock plastic bag.