Gargoyle Gecko Health, Diseases, Etc.

Want to learn more about your gargoyle gecko? Are you worried that you might have a sick gargoyle gecko? You’re in the right place! This is ReptiFiles’ table of contents for all things related to gargoyle gecko health.

In the wild, a sick or weakened reptile is a target for predators, so they must 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 an ARAV-certified reptile veterinarian immediately.

Nightshift Exotics and ReptiFiles - gargoyle gecko health

A healthy gargoyle gecko is a happy gargoyle gecko! Photo by Nightshift Exotics


Dehydration

Floppy Tail Syndrome (FTS)

Metabolic Bone Disease (MBD)

Mites

Parasites

Sexing

Shedding

Tail Loss