Day Gecko (Phelsuma madagascariensis) convulsions / tics


New Member
Hi, I have a problem with my day gecko. It has something like tics/
convulsions (the video is attached). The Gecko is about 2,5 year old and its
a male. I already had this problem a year ago. The vet didn't know what it
was, but she found some parasites in the feces, so the gecko got a medicine. I saw some improvement, but it still was not good. A week later, the vet also tried to take blood from the tail, and then the tail broke off . I was worried about my gecko, but unexpectedly the tics ceased.

The tail grew back and after a year the problem came back, but now the feces are clear (they were twice examined).

I don't know what I should do. This problem has been happened for
two months. I asked some vets, but in Poland nobody knows what it is.

The gecko eats Repashy food regulary, but it has a problem/aversion with
hunting for crickets. I observed that sometimes it was abnormaly excited,
runing a lot, and now it is dejected. Sometimes the feces are also very

Do you know what it could be?
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Staff member
Somerville, MA
That is very weird. I don't have a clue. The only thing I can recommend is to send the video to the vet that saw it and see if the vet can send the video to some other vets who may be able to weigh in.


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