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 Please help! Sick AFT!

I have an African Fat Tailed Gecko. He is one year old and has always been very healthy. He lives in a 10 gallon tank, with eco-bark as his substrate. He has always been a good eater, I have recently switched to feeding him larger crickets that he really loves and seems to have no problems eating. I have recently moved and have started going to anew pet shop to buy his food where they dust his crickets. His crickets have never been dusted before. He is very active, his eyes are clear and his tail is nice and fat. But today I noticed a white deposit on his snout. He shed yesterday so I originally thought it was just a bit of extra skin but it looks like more than that. After doing some research I discovered that this new pet store put way too much calcium on his crickets (they were almost totally white with powder) and I’m now really worried that my poor gecko (Manolo) has overdosed on Calcium. I’m so worried and I don’t know what to do. Is there anything I can do to help Manolo?

05/13/13  01:47am


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  Message To: Aftmama   In reference to Message Id: 2297237

 Please help! Sick AFT!

obviously the pet shop did not know what they were doing, I would take manolo to a vet

05/13/13  11:09am


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  Message To: Waterdragon7900   In reference to Message Id: 2297239

 Please help! Sick AFT!

Well, i would not buy pre dusted food. You should always gut load and supplement your own food so you actually know what is going into your animals diet.
Keep him hydrated, and don’t supplement him for a few days.
If things worsen, vet visit is definitely in order.
Good luck.


06/03/13  10:45pm

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