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Pheo update!
01-24-2013, 06:43 AM, (This post was last modified: 01-24-2013, 06:48 AM by amanda509.)
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Pheo update!
Well, its been a few months since i have gotten Pheo in a near death state of health. he was skin and bones, had a broken arm, was ridden with mbd, had a spinal kink, and was pretty sick....soo...after some dedicated care (dropper feeding and supplementing, assisting in shedding, etc.) i am now happy to say he has made a full recovery! he is eating like a pig, has gained quite a bit of weight, his arm has healed (incorrectly im afraid, but there was nothing the vet could do), his spinal kink is gone, and his mbd was stopped in its tracks!

from this:
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to this!
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01-24-2013, 02:05 PM,
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RE: Pheo update!
Congrats on the full recovery of your leopard gecko. Smile Pheo is much darker than sped and other leopard gecko you have shown us. Is he older or is he just different?

That healed arm looks scary. Does he have trouble moving around at all?
Did you actually take him to see a vet? Big Grin Since you mentioned "there is nothing the vet could do".
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01-24-2013, 02:59 PM,
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RE: Pheo update!
(01-24-2013, 02:05 PM)Ram Wrote: Congrats on the full recovery of your leopard gecko. Smile Pheo is much darker than sped and other leopard gecko you have shown us. Is he older or is he just different?

That healed arm looks scary. Does he have trouble moving around at all?
Did you actually take him to see a vet? Big Grin Since you mentioned "there is nothing the vet could do".

hes actually not a leopard gecko at all! he is a chinese cave gecko! Smile a different species entirely.

and i communicate with my vet regularly through email to save unnecessary vet trips. when i had first gotten him, she said the arm was already healing and he was too tiny to put a splint on, so let it heal naturally and he will adjust, which he has! it doesnt move quite right, and causes him to almost walk like a cartoon bull dog, but he runs, and climbs, and jumps just fine!
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01-24-2013, 04:25 PM,
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RE: Pheo update!
Aww, the poor guy Sad He's lucky to have such a dedicated and caring person like you to help him make a full recovery Smile I'm glad that he's doing better! He looks pretty bad in the top picture...honestly, I probably would have had my doubts if I had been attempting to help an animal in that shape. He must be a hardy little fellow to have survived and healed! His arm does still like kinda bad, but as long as it's healed and he can still get around easily enough on it, that's all that matters, right? You must be feeling pretty happy with yourself (and your little friend) now that he's doing better. I hope you gave yourself enough credit for his recovery! The poor guy probably would have been lost without you.

By the way - he looks simply stunning! I especially love his eyes. So gorgeous!
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01-24-2013, 10:15 PM, (This post was last modified: 01-24-2013, 10:16 PM by Ram.)
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RE: Pheo update!
Ok, haha! You got me.
My previous comment must be pretty newbish to you reptile experts. Please specify the species next time to avoid embarrass a newbie like me. Tongue

Is this Chinese Cave gecko related to leopard gecko? From China? They look very similar in shape. The only difference is their colors. Can they crossbreed and produce something like Chinese Cave Leopard gecko?
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01-24-2013, 11:41 PM,
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RE: Pheo update!
(01-24-2013, 10:15 PM)Ram Wrote: Ok, haha! You got me.
My previous comment must be pretty newbish to you reptile experts. Please specify the species next time to avoid embarrass a newbie like me. Tongue

Is this Chinese Cave gecko related to leopard gecko? From China? They look very similar in shape. The only difference is their colors. Can they crossbreed and produce something like Chinese Cave Leopard gecko?

theres nothing wrong with newbie questions, thats how you learn Smile

a chinese cave gecko is exactly what it sounds like. a gecko that lives in the caves in china. being that they live in caves, and only come out at night to eat insects, they are very light and heat sensitive. the heat you would give a leopard gecko, would kill a cave gecko. that was a huge mistake made when they were a popular pet, killing most of them. now, almost all the cave geckos you see are imported from the wild. im thinking about getting pheo a female. i disregarded the idea earlier because his bones were too weak to resist a rejection (the female will lay into the neck of the male if she is not receptive to breeding) but it seems his bones are much stronger and he could hold his ground. id like to make some sort of impact on their captive population, even if its just a single clutch.

a cave gecko and a leopard gecko could in fact breed, but the eggs would more than likely be infertile, and if there is young, it is more than likely do die or be sterile.
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01-25-2013, 01:06 AM,
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RE: Pheo update!
Good lessons from Manda on the Chinese Cave Gecko. Smile
Yeah, some reptiles live in fairly cool places. Somehow some people mistakenly believe they are all from tropical areas. Different species have different environmental requirements for sure.

Nursing sick or injured pets back to healthy is one of the greatest achievements for us pet keepers. Good job on taking good care of the little guy.

Any more photos of your geckos and their big fat tails you would like to share with us?
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01-25-2013, 07:01 AM,
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RE: Pheo update!
Congrats again Manda! Looks like he's doing great!
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