Sick Crested Gecko? Common Illnesses & Resolutions

Do you think you might have a sick crested gecko? Welcome to ReptiFile’s guide to all things related to crested gecko health..

In the wild, a sick or weakened gecko is a target for predators, so they have become experts at pretending to be well. As pets, this means that any reptile owner must be extra diligent in order to notice changes that may indicate illness.

  • Weigh your gecko weekly – sudden weight loss often indicates illness.
  • Keep a weekly record of weight, feeding habits, behavior, shedding, etc.
  • Prepare a reptile first-aid kit so you won’t be left scrambling if your pet becomes sick or injured

If you’re looking for a reptile veterinarian near you, I recommend reading ReptiFiles’ article, Finding the Reptile Vet of Your Dreams, and checking out ARAV.org’s Find a Vet tool.

Disclaimer: I am not a reptile veterinarian nor a reptile health expert. The contents of these pages are to be used as guidelines, not professional medical advice. If you have an emergency, call your vet ASAP.


Dehydration

Floppy Tail Syndrome (FTS)

Impaction

Metabolic Bone Disease (MBD)

Mites

Obesity

Parasites

Shedding

Sexing

Tail Loss

Weight Loss


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