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 #2318879


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 Strange Lump On Side

My friend’s adult female leopard gecko that he’s had for at least 5 years has developed a strange, reddish-purple lump on her underside. We are both really worried about her. If anyone has encountered this problem before or has knowledge of what it is and if it’s dangerous, please let us know. Any and all help is appreciated.



06/23/16  03:53pm

 #2318894


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  Message To: Srkm   In reference to Message Id: 2318879


 Strange Lump On Side

Get her to a vet looks like a tumor or possibly egg binding the 2 oval shapes look like eggs to me but in the wrong spot in the mean time give a luke warm bath



06/24/16  02:31pm

 #2318896


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  Message To: Crestielover21   In reference to Message Id: 2318894


 Strange Lump On Side

Ill let my friend know to bathe her. Thanks so much! I dont think it’s eggs because she hasn’t been with a male at any time in her life.



06/24/16  05:20pm

 #2318898


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  Message To: Srkm   In reference to Message Id: 2318896


 Strange Lump On Side

Yes she will still produce eggs even if she has never bred with another gecko. This is a totally natural process, even with humans (females anyway monthly pms etc.) With lizards there are a few possible outcomes of this egg production process. They will either reabsorb the eggs if they aren’t fertilized by a male or they will lay unfertilized eggs that won’t hatch. They lay one or two eggs at a time. The only potential problem that might occur would be if the gecko became egg bound. This can happen if the female can’t find a suitable place to lay the eggs and in a worse case scenario it can be fatal. Don’t worry though as this is very rare with geckos (most common in chameleons). If you want to help the situation, provide an area of the tank that has a deep layer of sand or similar substrate so that she can dig a small pit to lay the eggs. A 2 inch deep tupperware or plastic container filled with sand can work if you use reptile carpet for the bottom of the tank. One more thing that you might do is to provide the gecko plenty of calcium supplement to help her recover from the lost during egg production. You should be supplementing with a calcium powder anyway, but pregnant geckos will often consume pure calcium powder from a small dish if you provide it.

Good luck with your gecko.



06/24/16  07:13pm

 #2318899


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  Message To: Crestielover21   In reference to Message Id: 2318898


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06/24/16  07:16pm

 #2318900


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  Message To: Crestielover21   In reference to Message Id: 2318899


 Strange Lump On Side

Ive had females start laying 2yrs n one not until she was 7 most of the time they absorb them if infertile



06/24/16  07:22pm

 #2318918


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  Message To: Crestielover21   In reference to Message Id: 2318900


 Strange Lump On Side

Thanks so much! He figured she might be ovulating... I dont have much experience with leos so I didn’t know they produced eggs without mating



06/25/16  01:07pm

 #2318919


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  Message To: Srkm   In reference to Message Id: 2318918


 Strange Lump On Side

No problem yw good luck with the leo



06/25/16  04:48pm


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