Fostering a gecko with MBD?

laurahlove

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So I just picked up this poor little girl at a pet shop near my house, they had said they had a gecko with a hurt foot and had been hand feeding it and as soon as I saw it I knew it was MBD. I was explaining what it was to the manager and telling her what I know about it and she didn't really have any idea about it or how to treat it, so I offered to foster it because I have an extra set up, and it wasn't getting proper care there. Didn't even have a heat pad, poor girl :( so I just set her up, I have a heat pad, small water dish because I don't want her drowning in a big one, and a hide on the cool side, and a small calcium dish with D3, which I will change to without D3 in a day or two. Also just have a 25 watt bulb to make sure it stays warm for her. She's been on the heating pad the whole time since I put her in, she's really quite cute actually.



The MBD is really affecting her in two of her legs, but I can tell its spreading to all of them. And she has a regenerated tail.

Any tips? Anything I'm doing wrong? I know her legs won't straighten, and I know there's a chance I can't save her, but I know there's a chance she can regain some strength and make it.

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laurahlove

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How's she doing? Any updates for us?
She's only eaten once since ive had her, and it was 7 phoenix worms and 3 mealworms, which she ate on her own. She's pooped twice, one looking normal and one looking really... Dry. I've been giving her calcium drops every day, but I'm worried because she hasn't eaten in a few days. But she doing good other than that :)
 

Josh2

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Sounds like she's doing ok. At least she ate a nice big healthy meal for you and seems to be adjusting :) Keep us updated!
 
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