Parasites

Symptoms:

  • runny stool/diarrhea
  • reduced appetite
  • lethargy
  • weight loss

Treatment:

Collect a fresh poo sample from your gargoyle gecko and bring it to the vet within 24 hours for analysis. If a parasite infestation is detected, the vet will prescribe some dewormer paste to administer orally.

Of course, sticking a syringe into a gecko’s mouth is easier said than done. Use a freshly-washed credit card to gently pry the gecko’s mouth open (the gecko will NOT like this) and quickly follow with the syringe. It might take a few tries, especially if this is your first time.

After you have finished all of the dewormer, do a full replacement of the substrate and disinfect all terrarium accessories to help prevent reinfection.