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White thing in stomach?

Post by ApathyOverdose on Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:01 am

Sorry, here's the questionaire:
About your leo:
- Female
- 13 months, not sure how many grams but she looks very healthy (fat tail etc)
- Normal
- One year
- Pet store
- captive bred

A) Health/History
- How often do you handle your leo - Almost every day
- Is your leo acting any different today? If so how - Not really
- Has he/she had any problems in the past, if so please describe. -No
B) Fecals
- Describe-Do they look any different than normal - Normal
- When was the last time he/she went - Not sure
C) Problem
- Please briefly describe the problem/issue you are experiencing and how long it has been going on
I checked to see if she was gravid and I see some little white worm looking thing through her belly skin moving around....kind of moved up the middle of her stomach and then seemed to go deeper and disappear....wtf was that?

Housing:
A) Enclosure
- Size 10 gallon
- Type glass tank
- Type of substrate - paper towels
- Hides Two regular hides one moist hide
B) Heating
- What is your main heat source Heat bulb
- What are your cage temps 90 and 75
- Method of regulating your heat source Thermostat
- What are you using to measure your temps -probe thermometer
- Do you have any lights Blue
C) Cage mates
- How many One male
- Describe health, or previous problems of cage mates- No problems

Describe Diet:
A) Typical diet
- What are you feeding - mostly crickets, some mealworms, occasional waxworm
- How often are you feeding your gecko and how much per feeding? Three times a week, about 5 crickets
- How are you feeding - Just sort of toss them in there....
B) Supplements
- What calcium suppliment are you using RepCal
- What multi vitimin are you using RepCal
-How are you implimenting your suppliment program Calcium always in the tank, dust crickets once a week
- What are you gutloading your feeder insects with. Fluker's calcium-enhanced food/water


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Re: White thing in stomach?

Post by peach75 on Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:26 pm

You sure it was skinny like a worm? not like eggs or urates?

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Re: White thing in stomach?

Post by ApathyOverdose on Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:34 pm

peach75 wrote:You sure it was skinny like a worm? not like eggs or urates?

Positive. It was about the size of a grain of long grain rice and was in the middle of her stomach moving up. Very weird.

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Re: White thing in stomach?

Post by Kermit on Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:28 am

That sounds like a tape worm/flat worm segment to me... you need to get a fecal done and quarantine her asap. Seeing as the majority of her diet consists of crickets it's not surprising. They carry parasites.

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Post by ApathyOverdose on Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:36 am

Kermit wrote:That sounds like a tape worm/flat worm segment to me... you need to get a fecal done and quarantine her asap. Seeing as the majority of her diet consists of crickets it's not surprising. They carry parasites.

Okay will do. Once I get my reptile vet over here and he does a test then I will let you guys know what it turns out to be. Is it possible to still be a healthy weight and have a good appetite with worms?

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Post by Kermit on Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:28 pm

It is possible in the early stages of an infestation to be symptom free but once the parasite load becomes too much to bear that will change. Appetite may continue or even increase but he won't get any nutrients and will rapidly lose weight despite woofing down food.

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