Help! New crestie Disease or virus or soemthing!

denny1st

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First of all id like to say ive taken great care of these precious animals.... But recently i noticed my baby gecko wasnt moving. i picked him up and his jaw was bent all the way down like this pic.. in the pic is my female... she was a great gecko, neither made it...:main_no: when i found them they were both about dead! Ive been feeding crickets once a week with cgd and occasional peach and banana flavored baby food with multivitamins... im really afraid to feed them anything i have, i was also wondering if it is a disease or virus or something .,.. can anyone shed some light on this? I'd really appreciate opinions and thoughts even or if u know what this is, even better! !!! Thanks... And it was too late when i found both to take to the vet, it was a very rapid change i suppose. :( so i froze them, the most humane thing to do

edit:the babies jaw was even more bent back....
 
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indyana

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Wow, that's really unfortunate. I'm so sorry.

The picture above looks like a broken jaw. It seems extremely odd that two of your animals would have broken their jaws at the same time though.

What sort of supplements are you using on the crickets and what type of CGD? If they had some sort of calcium deficiency, I could see maybe both being prone to breaking bones.
 

denny1st

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Thanks for the reply. Crickets dusted with multivitamins and repashy cgd that is fresh and baby food with added multivitamins sometimes. I really don't know if it's calcium deficiency though. I mean I even had a dish of calcium in her cage. I've never lost a gecko to vitamin/calcium deficiency and I've kept them for a few years.
 
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indyana

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Hmm, sorry I don't have any better theories. If you have other geckos, I would suggest giving them all a thorough examination. If any look off in any way, consider having a vet do an assessment.
 

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That is the most "The Ring" thing I have ever seen!!! Just like from the movie, although I doubt it's linked to a weird video... Something disease oriented. Definitely keep an eye on all the other geckos and make sure it wasn't something contagious. Check the expiration dates for the foods and powders and make sure nothing is going bad and is infecting your geckos :(

My condolences, it's hard losing our scaley companions. May they rest in peace.
 

sapphira80

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Thanks for the reply. Crickets dusted with multivitamins and repashy cgd that is fresh and baby food with added multivitamins sometimes. I really don't know if it's calcium deficiency though. I mean I even had a dish of calcium in her cage. I've never lost a gecko to vitamin/calcium deficiency and I've kept them for a few years.
Are you feeding them multivitamins with every meal? The reason I ask is because you can overdose a reptile with Vitamin D3, and it can cause MBD. D3 is stored in the body, not excreted, and it binds calcium into an unusable form.

Daily insect dusting should be with calcium WITHOUT Vitamin D3. Also, baby food is not good for cresties (even though they love it) because it is has no nutritional value for them. I give mine a little baby food or honey sometimes on my finger as a treat, but it shouldn't be used as a meal.

Repashy MRP has all the vitamins that a crested gecko needs, so additional vitamins aren't necessary. Also, I don't believe that cresties will eat plain calcium powder out of a dish like a Leo will, or at least I've never read that they will and none of my own ever have (I have tried it with my gravid females).

Sorry to hear about your loss. It's always devastating to lose one, especially a baby. Hope this info helps.

Also, I'm not trying to make you feel any worse, but the AVA has come out with research that freezing reptiles for euthanasia is no longer considered humane. It's believed to be very painful for reptiles and they now recommend gassing them with CO2.
 

indyana

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Nothing in that diet sounds extreme enough to cause D3 toxicity though. Dusting crickets with a multivitamin that includes D3 once a week is not going to cause an overdose.
 

denny1st

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Alright sorry guys I figured out what it was. It happened to a third gecko an hour after feeding it ( :( )this repashy which smells fine and Isn't expired so I don't know what's up with that but after that happened I took it out of the others cages before they got to it and threw away all of it. The jAr too. I'm not sure why it caused that. Thanks for all the replies.
 
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