Please Read and Fill Out Before Posting Health Questions.

prettyinpink

New Member
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Location
Austin, Texas
Before you post in the Health Section about your sick leo, please copy and paste this questionnaire into your thread filled in. :main_thumbsup:

If you could please take a moment to fill out this small questionnaire, it'll help us better understand the history of your leo without being there to see him/her. This will help our members be able to help you in a much easier way.
**Only an experienced reptile veterinarian who can directly examine your animal can give a true diagnosis of your Leopard Gecko's health.**

About your leo:
- Sex
- Age & Weight
- How long have you owned your leo
- Where was he/she obtained (ex. Pet store, breeder, wild caught, friend)

A) Health/History
- How often do you handle your leo
- Is your leo acting any different today? If so how does he/she normally act which differs from now.
- Has he/she had any problems in the past, if so please describe.
B) Fecals
- Describe (look any different than normal)
- When was the last time he/she went
C) Problem
- Please briefly describe the problem and how long it has been going on

Housing:
A) Enclosure
- Size
- Type (ex. glass tank)
- Type of substrate
- Hides, how many, what kind
B) Heating
- Heat source
- Cage temps (hot side, cool side)
- Method of regulating heat source
- What are you using to measure your temps
- Do you have any lights (describe)
C) Cage mates
- How many (males, females)
- Describe health, or previous problems

Describe Diet:
A) Typical diet
- What you're feeding (how often, how much)
- How are you feeding (hand fed, left in dish, ect)
B) Supplements (describe how often)
- What vitamin/minerals are you using (list brands)
- What are you gut loading food with

Lemme know if you need to change the title, I wasn't sure what to name it. :)
 
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Jordan

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Sheffield, UK
Before you post in the Health Section about your sick leo, please copy and paste this forum into your thread filled in. :main_thumbsup:

If you could please take a moment to fill out this small forum, it'll help us better understand the history of your leo without being there to see him/her. This will help our members be able to help you in a much easier way.
i just think instead of saying forum in the bits marked it should say 'questionnaire'. The whole site is a forum. lol.
 

Dog Shrink

Lost in the Lizard World
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Location
NW PA.
Hey pretty I have used this form for a couple health posters so far and I noticed that you missed something in the about your leo section,. I'd say age/weight since weight is so often asked when concerning health issues. Also if possible can you change the title to please read/fill out before posting health questions?
 

prettyinpink

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Location
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*lol* I can't believe I forgot weight. I just added it. As for the title I can't change it...but since it's in the health section...people post health questions here, so I'm assuming that's assumed.
 

Dog Shrink

Lost in the Lizard World
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Location
NW PA.
Cool on adding the weight thing and I've been able to change the title on some threads if it hasn't been too long by going into the go advanced option but since it's a stickey it could all be different.
 

Momswims1

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Leo school rescue not eating.

WE have a Leo of unknown age that we got from a science classroom. We do not know how old Lulu is, but she has to be at least two years old and has been passed around in the past from family, to classroom, to another classroom and now to us.
Lulu will not eat. We are dropper feeding her because she will not eat now. No mealworms, crickets, not even a waxworm. It seems like she cannot see them. She just walks right over them. She is terrified of crickets and by looking at eight toe nips, with no claws, I can see why.
We do know she was being tossed huge crickets that she could not eat. She was alone every evening and night.
Now, she is off the sand, has a heat source, but will not eat
anything. For three weeks we have dropper fed her a carnivore powder supplement that the vet gave us. She is about 85 grams, is much smaller than our other Leo, and is very mild mannered. She loves to cuddle and seems to enjoy all the cuddles and attention she is getting now.
What can we do to get her to eat again? We have offered the correct size crickets, waxworms, everything to no avail.
Fecal floats turned up nothing. She was clear.
Rebecca
 

katie_

Wonder Reptiles
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2,659
Location
Ontario
WE have a Leo of unknown age that we got from a science classroom. We do not know how old Lulu is, but she has to be at least two years old and has been passed around in the past from family, to classroom, to another classroom and now to us.
Lulu will not eat. We are dropper feeding her because she will not eat now. No mealworms, crickets, not even a waxworm. It seems like she cannot see them. She just walks right over them. She is terrified of crickets and by looking at eight toe nips, with no claws, I can see why.
We do know she was being tossed huge crickets that she could not eat. She was alone every evening and night.
Now, she is off the sand, has a heat source, but will not eat
anything. For three weeks we have dropper fed her a carnivore powder supplement that the vet gave us. She is about 85 grams, is much smaller than our other Leo, and is very mild mannered. She loves to cuddle and seems to enjoy all the cuddles and attention she is getting now.
What can we do to get her to eat again? We have offered the correct size crickets, waxworms, everything to no avail.
Fecal floats turned up nothing. She was clear.
Rebecca
She could just be stressed with all the handling. Give her a few weeks before you touch her and she may perk back up. 85 grams is not too thin, but a picture would be better. Sounds like shes stressed.
 

abriel.guilloty

New Member
Messages
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Location
meriden ct
Before you post in the Health Section about your sick leo, please copy and paste this questionnaire into your thread filled in. :main_thumbsup:

If you could please take a moment to fill out this small questionnaire, it'll help us better understand the history of your leo without being there to see him/her. This will help our members be able to help you in a much easier way.
**Only an experienced reptile veterinarian who can directly examine your animal can give a true diagnosis of your Leopard Gecko's health.**

About your leo:
- Sex
- Age & Weight
- How long have you owned your leo
- Where was he/she obtained (ex. Pet store, breeder, wild caught, friend)

A) Health/History
- How often do you handle your leo
- Is your leo acting any different today? If so how does he/she normally act which differs from now.
- Has he/she had any problems in the past, if so please describe.
B) Fecals
- Describe (look any different than normal)
- When was the last time he/she went
C) Problem
- Please briefly describe the problem and how long it has been going on

Housing:
A) Enclosure
- Size
- Type (ex. glass tank)
- Type of substrate
- Hides, how many, what kind
B) Heating
- Heat source
- Cage temps (hot side, cool side)
- Method of regulating heat source
- What are you using to measure your temps
- Do you have any lights (describe)
C) Cage mates
- How many (males, females)
- Describe health, or previous problems

Describe Diet:
A) Typical diet
- What you're feeding (how often, how much)
- How are you feeding (hand fed, left in dish, ect)
B) Supplements (describe how often)
- What vitamin/minerals are you using (list brands)
- What are you gut loading food with

Lemme know if you need to change the title, I wasn't sure what to name it. :)

abriel guilloty
 
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