What can you give a sick leopard gecko?
Take you chicken or turkey baby food and put a spoon full into a bowl. Then take your pedialyte and pour about 2 or 3 spoon full into the bowl. (The pedialyte is used to make the baby food more of a liquid and the pedialyte will help rehydrate your leopard gecko.)
How do you feed a sick leopard gecko?
First, prepare a mixture of chicken or turkey baby food, or crushed up insects like mealworms or crickets. If your mixture is thick, add a bit of Pedialyte to help rehydrate your gecko and thin down the mixture into more liquid. Taking a syringe, fill it up with the mixture and gently pick up your leopard gecko.
Should I force feed my leopard gecko?
Finally, if nothing else works, you will need to hand feed your leopard gecko. Never force your gecko’s mouth open to get them to eat. If the animal will not take to hand feeding, get the gecko to a Vet! To hand feed, prepare a mixture of baby food/honey/a touch of calcium/mushed up crickets or mealworms.
What should I do if my leopard gecko won’t eat?
If your gecko is having these problems, try soaking it in a warm water bath twice a day. The water should be deep enough to cover your gecko’s hips. While your gecko is submerged, you should gently massage its belly. If that doesn’t help your gecko pass their stool and urates, you should take your gecko to a vet.
Is it normal for a leopard gecko to stop eating?
It’s normal for your leopard gecko to stop eating a few days before they shed, as well as a few days after they shed. If you’ve watched their shedding process, they actually eat their own skin. But if this continues, you will want to take your gecko to a reptile vet.
What poison will kill geckos?
Bifen LP is a great granular insecticide that will kill a long list of insects for up to 90 days and can significantly reduce the presence of insects, taking away a gecko’s food source and forcing them to go elsewhere. Bifen LP should be applied as both a broadcast and perimeter treatment.