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My Leopard Gecko

Discussion in 'Pets Corner' started by Gail_68, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. Gail_68

    Gail_68 Beauty blooms in the garden as well as the heart.

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    @Kandy I've never used one, just always keep to a flat foot scrapper and I totally agree it was a rip off and he had the cheek to say she was cold and she should have been on an hot water bottle, Christ she was in a carrying tank with shredded paper besides sand and she was warmer than me, down by the foot heater in the car...cheek of it :mute:
     
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      Kandy Will be glad to see the sun again soon.....

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      @Gail_68 Some vets like to make out they know it all when they talk to their customers as if they are some sort of god.If you ha e had these type of pets for some time he should know that you know what you are doing:biggrin:

      That foot pumice stone I think was a value one so was quiet cheap but as I said I only used it a couple of times and gave up with it.I will need to do a lot longer of work on my right foot once I eventually lose the dressings as my foot will have been mummified for seven weeks:yikes:
       
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        @Kandy I tried the vets first where I used to take Bruno and they didn't do reptiles, so they put me onto this vet who treated pets besides reptiles but now seeing what he did and how he held, i'll do it myself in future and the biggest joke is..she was the first Gecko he'd ever done, on the phone they said £10-50 and on the day it double :noidea:

        These are what I use £4-99 for 4 and I hope it was nothing to serious mate? [​IMG]

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          They are good value @Gail_68 mine are usually £1 I think it is from Mr T’s shop but will. Heck properly on the price as Mr Kandy got the last ones for me:snorky:

          As I have never Gekos as pets I didn’t realise they have to have their claw cut although I expect in their natural habitat the rough ground would do the same thing.

          We used to take our dog to the vets when she got elderly and couldn’t wear them down quick enough like she used to when she walked on pavements.The vets always trimmed them too short because they were black in colour and there was blood everywhere because they went too low and cut the vein.It used to distress us and the dog:cry3:

          Been and had a second Bunion op,after having the left one done in March.I wasn’t going to say anything to the Consultant as the bunion wasn’t as large but my toe used to seize up and was painful to walk so after he checked the toe and having X-rays done advised that it needed doing.When the toe was opened up it was in a worse state than he thought and the bone joint had turned to mush so that had to be got rid of so now have a shortened big toe:biggrin:

          This was nearly five weeks ago so have been stuck at home recovering all these weeks but I am now hopefully nearing the end and will soon be able to step into my shower and have a damn good wash:snorky:
           
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            @Kandy I got those off Amazon as my hubby usually pays more for one from wilko's, they was on offer.
            Yes they need their nails cutting but it's took 8yrs for them to just start curling under and that isn't bad but he suggested a rough stone and my hubby got those as a path way and she goes on them.

            My staffy when he was alive had dark nails like your dog and the vets said they wouldn't clip them because of not seeing the nerves and causing more problems such as bleeding and infection, his front nails growed slight but is back ones never did and she said get a good file and file them for him and bless him mate he'd lie on his back,head rested on my thighs and I used to hold his feet in the air and file away twice a year :lunapic 130165696578242 5:he'd let me do anything with him, my hubby was abused for the walks :whistle:

            Oh I am sorry to hear you suffer from Bunions and they can be quite painful and disfigure your toes and feet, hopefully you'll be able to walk ok plus the healing process isn't to bad also.

            [​IMG] to you and all the best for 2018..love Gail [​IMG]:)
             
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            :scratch: Really? I would have changed vets :thumbsup:
             
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              @"M" Never mate they was great with my dog otherwise regarding his health issues and jabs, oh and the dietician...I don't think I've missed anything out :whistle:
               
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                Well I've been feeding a wild female cat as most members know already..i called her minty thinking the ID was a male at first.:)...now the back garden is turning into a cat sanctuary :yikes:

                1 Ginger/white
                2 Pure black
                3 Pure black with a touch of white by the neck
                4 Black/White

                Crying starts at 7am :whistle: and continues off and on throughout the day :dunno:
                 
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                They'll selling reptile leads now and I thought of getting blaze one to roam around the home :yes:

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                Yesterday I went to 3 different reptile shops as Blaze's tank needs new Calcium sand besides new lights and I brought her also a bigger tank to stand in while i'm doing it and I brought yellow and purple sand to mix and it was done today.

                Blaze waiting

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                Everything out the tank cleaned in boiling hot water...now drying off

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                The tank as been cleaned out and sprayed with Dettol..new sand in and mixed besides a new red light for basking in as it helps their skin colour to change.

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                She's lovely Gail.
                Yes it's the consultation fee that does it.:sad:
                 
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                  I don't know what happened to my post, seemed have done it twice.:scratch:
                   
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                    Should look good with the purple sand. Is it so she can change colour and how many times does shed her skin?:love30:
                     
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                      Well I was chatting with the chap at Codsall about it and he said can't you cut them yourself...well we tried but she'll only let me handle her...yesterday hubby tried to hold her and no way but with me she came on my chest and lay by my neck :snorky:...I used to let her loose in the bedroom but she was climbing the wall paper so I soon stopped that :dunno:
                      It looks lovely with the purple and yellow mixed, i'll be having that colour in future...the basking lamp helps keep the heat in her tank at 82F and they lie by it or under it, so when she shreds her skin again the yellow alters colour more besides more spots developing but when she shreds I have to check her eyes and mouth for any skin still left on and her nails and if there is any she goes in a lukewarm bath and it's removed with tweezers because it causes infections otherwise.

                      She shreds from once a month / 2mths since she's got older and as soon as she goes pure white I spray lukewarm water in side the tanks on everything besides her, then she rubs her body on the things and removes it with her mouth and also eats it as it's full of calcium.

                      Sorry my reply is long...just explaining :sad:
                       
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                      @Logan I lost the video of her shedding as youtube was playing up so closed the account...need to re-join :dunno:

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